Hepatitis C Community TeleECHO Clinic
Project ECHO™ was created with the goal to effectively treat Hepatitis C in all areas of New Mexico and to monitor outcomes. Once a combination of patient information is presented to the Hepatitis C Community TeleECHO Clinic, the community clinician is given a plan for treatment by the specialist. After Hepatitis C treatment protocol is established, frequent follow-ups are conducted to present the patient’s treatment status, to relay health related issues that may impede on treatment, and to alter the treatment plan as needed to maximize the patient’s chance for a cure.
Through the use of technology, best-practice protocols, and co-management of case-based learning; rural primary care clinicians deliver Hepatitis C care that is as safe and effective as that given in a university clinic.
Session meets Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hepatitis C Patient Support Group
at University of New Mexico Hospital
The UNMH Support group is available for all of our patients across the state. Patients are able to join the group by connecting to the number below. The group is facilitated by Louise Smith, RN and Lucy Yates, RN. They work in the UNMH HCV clinic with Dr. Arora and have years of experience in HCV treatment and work up.
The meeting occurs every third Tuesday of the month from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. In the Manzano Room of the back of University of New Mexico hospital cafeteria, second floor.
The Support group began in 2003 and is still going on. We are looking for other groups that want to join up with us. Patients may connect at the toll free number below.
The phone number to the conference is: 1-866-453-5550.
The pin number is: 5548097# This is a conference phone without video access.
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