Listen to Dr Don Berwick discuss Project ECHO with Dr Sanjeev Arora on the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s July 9th broadcast The Echo Effect of Project ECHO’s Access to Specialty Care.
ECHO Act Passes US Senate and House of Representatives
On Nov. 29, 2016 the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the bipartisan Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Act by a vote of 97-0. The House of Representatives passed the bill on Dec. 6, sending it to the President to be signed into law. The ECHO Act will increase access to specialized healthcare in rural and underserved areas nationally.
Great Description of the ECHO Model from AMA STEPS Forward
ECHO was recently awarded a subcontract with AIR (American Institutes for Research) to implement Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) ECHO in Oklahoma.
More information on the MAT grant awards can be found on the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) website. Go to the link below and read the piece about “Grants to Increase Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment of Opioid Abuse in Rural Primary Care Practices”