Project ECHO at Penn State has launched a COVID-19 ECHO series to inform health care providers and administration of the latest best practices in emergency preparedness and patient treatment for COVID-19.
The goal of this series is to equip health care providers and administration with strategies to address challenges presented as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Together, experts and providers will collaborate to discuss patient and clinic/hospital system cases and develop recommendations for care and/or improvement.
Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) moves knowledge instead of patients. The heart of the ECHO model is its knowledge-sharing networks, led by expert specialist teams mentoring multiple community providers. Project ECHO is not “telemedicine,” where expert specialists assume the care of the patient; it is a collaborative care model aimed at practice improvement, in which providers retain responsibility for patients and operate with increasing independence as skills and confidence grow.
Public health and health care professionals become part of a virtual learning community, where they receive expert mentoring and feedback. Together, specialists and community providers collaborate to discuss patient cases and develop recommendations for care. Over time, participants become experts – engaged in a wider community of learners and empowered to address complex conditions.
As a result, patients get the high-quality care they need, when they need it, and close to home.
The program welcomes cases from registered participants that involve common clinical scenarios related to diagnosis and care as well as difficult, complex or challenging presentations of a clinic, hospital or patient management scenario. REGISTER ONLINE HERE
The Penn State Project ECHO core team facilitates ECHO sessions and helps to launch new ECHO topics. Team members can be contacted individually, or by emailing email@example.com.
The Penn State Project ECHO COVID-19 series seeks to inform healthcare providers and administration of the latest best practices in emergency preparedness and patient treatment for COVID-19.