The beginning of a global movement
Project ECHO grew out of one doctor’s vision, Dr Sanjeev Arora, MD, a liver disease specialist at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center in Albuquerque.
Dr Arora was frustrated that he could serve only a fraction of the Hepatitis C patients while thousands of patients in his home state were unable to get treatment simply because specialists were hardly accessible from where they lived. With the intention of delivering treatment to as many patients as possible, in the remotest, most underserved areas, he created a case-based learning model to mentor and amplify capacities of local healthcare providers on how to treat the condition.
Today, the model is being implemented by nearly 400 partners in 38 countries, working across 70+ focus areas.
Dr Sanjeev Arora, MD, Founder & Director, Project ECHO
Changing the World, Fast.
Learn about the story, vision, missions and an in-depth understanding of the ECHO Model, first-hand from the founder-director of Project ECHO.
ECHO VS Telemedicine
Although the ECHO model makes use of telecommunications technology – it is not traditional telemedicine, in which a specialist assumes care of a patient. Instead, the ECHO Model can be defined as telementoring, a guided practice model where the participating care provider participants become part of a knowledge-sharing platform for building capacity and sharing best practices through case-based learning.
4 Pillars of the ECHO model™
Building capacities by leveraging technology and amplifying the use of the ECHO Model™️
Spokes have access to best practices from knowledge experts across the country
Spokes gain practical knowledge from real-life cases to align theory and practice
Constantly monitoring programs to continually evaluate and improve approaches
Our Board of Trustees & Leadership
Steering the path towards our goals whilst upholding our mission & vision