Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) connects local primary care teams with inter-disciplinary specialists to spread knowledge and amplify local capacity to provide best practice care for complex chronic health conditions. It is primarily focused on rural and traditionally underserved populations. This low-cost, high-impact intervention is achieved by leveraging technology to connect expert mentors and multiple local primary care providers in online video-conferencing teleECHO clinics.
During POCUS ECHO, a panel of experts who constitute the ECHO “hub team” facilitate brief didactics and de-identified patient cases presented by participants. Students and established providers receive support and recommendations from their peers while learning how to comprehensively apply POCUS skills.
The program is free and open to all providers, including physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, nurses, social workers, case managers, sonographers and patient navigators.
POCUS ECHO meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month from 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET via Zoom.