Democratizing Knowledge to Reduce Disparities in Healthcare – Project ECHO

Speaker: Dr. Sanjeev Arora, Founder-Director of ECHO Initiative , University of New Mexico

Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Time: 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Note: all times are in the Eastern Time Zone

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Location: 66-144

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Project ECHO is a lifelong learning and guided practice model that revolutionizes medical education and exponentially increases workforce capacity to provide best-practice specialty care and reduce health disparities. The heart of the ECHO model™ is its hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing networks, led by expert teams who use multi-point videoconferencing to conduct virtual clinics with community providers. In this way, primary care doctors, nurses, and other clinicians learn to provide excellent specialty care to patients in their own communities. In 2011, ECHO published a prospective cohort study in the New England Journal of Medicine, to prove that treatment for HCV by primary care clinicians using the ECHO model is as safe and effective as treatment by specialists at an academic medical center.

Sanjeev Arora, MD, MACP, FACG is the Director and Founder of Project ECHO. He is a Distinguished Professor of Medicine with tenure in the Department of Internal Medicine at University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Over the last 13 years Dr Arora has received more than 30 million dollars of grant support. Dr Arora has been awarded numerous prestigious awards including: the Teresa Heinz and the Heinz Family Foundation 19th Heinz Award for Public Policy, Second Rosenthal Award from the Rosenthal Family Foundation, and the American College of Physicians and the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) President’s Award.

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