ECHO Model for Healthcare

The Indian healthcare environment provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for the adoption of the ECHO model. The need for specialty care in India, especially in rural settings, is substantial and growing and this is truer at this time of unprecedented health criticality

The teleECHO programs are supported by basic and widely available teleconferencing technology. During the sessions, primary care clinicians from multiple sites present patient cases to the specialist teams and to each other. Specialists serve as mentors and colleagues, sharing their knowledge and expertise with primary care clinicians. Essentially, ECHO® creates ongoing learning communities where primary care clinicians receive support and develop the skills they need.

The ECHO model helps reinforce the national priority set forth by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in August 2014 of expanding digital access in rural communities and will benefit from the government initiative to vastly improve the broadband infrastructure.

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing many countries including India to go into a full or partial lockdown, moving knowledge without moving people became more critical than ever before. Acknowledging the novel challenges posed by the novel coronavirus, ECHO India decided to pivot its operations by directing a large proportion of its focus and resources towards tackling this immediate public health crisis. Read more about ECHO India’s COVID response.

Positively Impacting the Health Care Sector

200+

Completed Programs

70+

Ongoing programs

Programs supported By ECHO India

CanKids ECHO Care Plan Project: Delhi/NCR

Cancer
Cankids Kidscan

Cankids Kidscan

New Delhi

Social support teams working in Delhi NCR region for developing care plans for improved care for children with cancer

CanKids ECHO Care Plan Project-North Region

Cancer
Cankids Kidscan

Cankids Kidscan

New Delhi

Social support teams belonging to north region for developing care plans for improved care for children with cancer

CanKids ECHO Care Plan Project-South & East Region

Cancer
Cankids Kidscan

Cankids Kidscan

New Delhi

Social support teams in south and east India for developing care plans for improved care for children with cancer

CanKids ECHO Care Plan Project-West Region

Cancer
Cankids Kidscan

Cankids Kidscan

New Delhi

Social support teams in western part for developing care plans for improved care for children with cancer

CanSupport ECHO EAST Season 2

Cancer Palliative Care
Cansupport

Cansupport

New Delhi

Building capacities among palliative care staff consisting of doctors, nurses and counselors(Delhi, Northeast Delhi, Southeast Delhi, South Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad and Amritsar) to provide cancer pain and other symptom management, cancer wound care, end-of-life care, psychosocial and emotional support.

CanSupport ECHO West Season 2

Cancer Palliative Care
Cansupport

Cansupport

New Delhi

Building capacities among palliative care staff consisting of doctors, nurses and counselors(Northwest Delhi, Central Delhi, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Meerut and Bathinda) to provide cancer pain and other symptom management, cancer wound care, end-of-life care, psychosocial and emotional support.

Cardiology ECHO ( Part 2) - Dr. Neeraj Bhalla

NCDs
Cardiology ECHO - Dr Neeraj Bhalla

Cardiology ECHO - Dr Neeraj Bhalla

New Delhi

Train Remotely located physicians in Gorakhpur; Motihari District of Bihar/ Nepal border and PG DNB Cardiac surgery students of BLK on Cardiac Sciences

Classic ECHO CETI iDEFEAT TB Executive Course with DTOs

Tuberculosis
CETI iDEFEAT TB

CETI iDEFEAT TB

New Delhi

Train program managers (DTOs) by conducting PDSA (Plan Do Study Act) cycles on themes to strengthen TB-related institutions : Quality Improvement (QI), Leadership and Healthcare Management (LHM), Team Building (TEB) and Data Analysis (DA).

Cipla Palliative Physiotherapy ECHO

Palliative Care
Cipla Palliative Care, Pune

Cipla Palliative Care, Pune

Pune

Training of Pysiotherapy interns and practitioniners across the country in palliative care.

FMR ECHO Sahayata Sequencing TB

Tuberculosis
Foundation for Medical Research

Foundation for Medical Research

Mumbai

Training of DTO/ MO in Tuberculosis

GHTM TB ECHO

Tuberculosis
Government Hospital of Thoracic Medicine

Government Hospital of Thoracic Medicine

Chennai

Training of DTO/ MO in Tuberculosis

HFWTC Aurangabad : Capacity Building For CHO's through ECHO (Immunization)

Vaccination and Immunization
Health and Family Welfare Training Center, Aurangabad

Health and Family Welfare Training Center, Aurangabad

Aurangabad

Train community Health workers working at health sub center in COVID-19 and comprhensive primary healthcare package

HMH Gujarat Session

Mental health & Wellness
Hospital for Mental Health

Hospital for Mental Health

Ahmedabad

Equip students with aspects of mental health at primary level.

Liver diseases - Medical colleges

Mental health & Wellness
Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences

Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences

New Delhi

Train medical doctors on treatment and cure of liver diseases

LaQshya Manyata ECHO Batch M Friday

MCH
JHPIEGO

JHPIEGO

New Delhi

Equiping clinical personnel working in obstetric care with Manyata guidelines to ensure quality care

Manyata ECHO Batch L Jharkhand

MCH
JHPIEGO

JHPIEGO

New Delhi

Equiping clinical personnel working in obstetric care with Manyata guidelines to ensure quality care

LaQshya Manyata ECHO Batch N Tuesday

MCH
JHPIEGO

JHPIEGO

New Delhi

Equiping clinical personnel working in obstetric care with Manyata guidelines to ensure quality care

ECHO Batch O : East Delhi & Western UP

MCH
JHPIEGO

JHPIEGO

New Delhi

Equiping clinical personnel working in obstetric care with Manyata guidelines to ensure quality care

Manyata ECHO Batch P Thursday

MCH
JHPIEGO

JHPIEGO

New Delhi

Equiping clinical personnel working in obstetric care with Manyata guidelines to ensure quality care

Nagara Arogya mattu Kshema kendragala ASHA tarabeti ECHO-Innovations and Learning center initiative

Urban Healthcare
Karuna Trust

Karuna Trust

Bangalore

To capacitate ASHAs with the roles and responsibiltiy; orient in implementing the Ayushman Bharat-HWC model.

ECHO-Kidney Foundation for Children-Online Community Clinic

Newborn & Pediatric health
Kidney Foundation for Children

Kidney Foundation for Children

Mumbai

Empowering pediatricians located in areas with no pediatric nephrology services to manage common pediatric kidney illness using best practices.

KGMU ECHO MO Batch - 1

Primary Healthcare
King George's Medical University

King George's Medical University

Lucknow

Training of MOs and CHOs primarily on the Comprehensive primary healthcare Package

ECHO Improving Diagnosis rates at Aravind Vision Centres

Opthalmology
Lions Aravind Institute Of Community Ophthalmology

Lions Aravind Institute Of Community Ophthalmology

Madurai

Train technicians on primary eye care

LV Prasad "ECHO - PEDIA

Opthalmology
LV Prasad Eye Institute

LV Prasad Eye Institute

Hyderabad

Forum to connect Opthalmologists on eye related issues

LV Prasad ECHO Cornea Keratoplasty

Opthalmology
LV Prasad Eye Institute

LV Prasad Eye Institute

Hyderabad

Forum to connect Opthalmologists on Cornea Keretoplasty disease and treatment

LV Prasad ECHO Corneal Ulcers

Opthalmology
LV Prasad Eye Institute

LV Prasad Eye Institute

Hyderabad

Forum to connect Opthalmologists on Corneal ulcers disease and treatment

LV Prasad ECHO Opthalmology for Resident 2.0

Opthalmology
LV Prasad Eye Institute

LV Prasad Eye Institute

Hyderabad

Training of students on opthalmologic disesases, disorders and treatment

LV Prasad ECHO Refractive

Opthalmology
LV Prasad Eye Institute

LV Prasad Eye Institute

Hyderabad

Forum to connect Opthalmologists on eye related issues

National Cancer Grid - Virtual Tumour Board ECHO-3

Cancer Prevention and Screening
Tata Memorial Hospital

Tata Memorial Hospital

Mumbai

Discssuion of Medical officers on treatment of cancers

NITRD-SHARE TB-HIV ECHO

Tuberculosis
NITRD, Mehrauli, Delhi

NITRD, Mehrauli, Delhi

Delhi

Training of DTO/ MO in Tuberculosis

NITRD MDR-TB ECHO

Tuberculosis
NITRD, Mehrauli, Delhi

NITRD, Mehrauli, Delhi

Delhi

Training of DTO/ MO in Tuberculosis

Thoracic Surgery Echo Clinic

Tuberculosis
NITRD, Mehrauli, Delhi

NITRD, Mehrauli, Delhi

Delhi

Training of DTO/ MO in Tuberculosis

Certificate Course in Pain and Palliative Care ECHO

Palliative Care
Pain Relief and Palliative Care Society

Pain Relief and Palliative Care Society

Hyderabad

Train nurses and physicians on palliative care

ECHO AYURJEEVANEEYAM PROGRAM -2

Traditional Medicine
PDPH, Nadiad

PDPH, Nadiad

Nadiad

Training of Community health officers on Ayurveda in prevention of diseases and ayurvedic management of routine illness including home remedies and yoga

ECHO North-East Capacity Building in EBM Program- PAN, 2021

Capacity buiding
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research

Chandigarh

Educate of pediatricians, medical doctors and researchers in the field of evidence based Child health

TMC-HP ECHO 1st Batch

NCDs
PSMRI

PSMRI

Hyderabad

Training doctors and paramedical staff on NCD – Diabetes & Hypertension, & Maternal & Child Health.

TMC-HP ECHO 2nd Batch

NCDs
PSMRI

PSMRI

Hyderabad

Training doctors and paramedical staff on NCD – Diabetes & Hypertension, & Maternal & Child Health.

ECHO Saksham

Primary Healthcare
PMCC, Gujarat

PMCC, Gujarat

Gandhinagar

Capacity building of CHOs /Mos/ LT/ANM on comprehensive primary healthcare package

STO Himachal Pradesh ECHO TB program

Tuberculosis
STC, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

STC, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Shimla

Training of DTO/ MO in Tuberculosis

STC Aizawl ECHO-Clinical

Tuberculosis
STC, Aizawl, Mizoram

STC, Aizawl, Mizoram

Aizawl

Training of DTO/ MO in Tuberculosis

STO Punjab ECHO TB Program

Tuberculosis
STC, Chandigarh, Punjab

STC, Chandigarh, Punjab

Chandigarh

Training of DTO/ MO in Tuberculosis

STO Telangana ECHO TB Hub

Tuberculosis
STC, Hyderabad, Telangana

STC, Hyderabad, Telangana

Hyderabad

Training of DTO/ MO in Tuberculosis

STO Nagaland ECHO TB Program

Tuberculosis
STC, Kohima, Nagaland

STC, Kohima, Nagaland

Kohima

Training of DTO/ MO in Tuberculosis

STO Jharkhand ECHO TB Program

Tuberculosis
STC, Ranchi, Jharkhand

STC, Ranchi, Jharkhand

Ranchi

Training of DTO/ MO in Tuberculosis

STC Meghalaya ECHO TB Program

Tuberculosis
STC, Shillong, Meghalaya

STC, Shillong, Meghalaya

Shillong

Training of DTO/ MO in Tuberculosis

STDC Gujarat TB ECHO

Tuberculosis
STDC, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

STDC, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Ahmedabad

Training of DTO/ MO in Tuberculosis

STO Karnataka TB ECHO

Tuberculosis
STDC, Bengaluru, Karnataka

STDC, Bengaluru, Karnataka

Bangalore

Training of DTO/ MO/ STS/ STLS in Tuberculosis

STC Andhra Pradesh TB ECHO

Tuberculosis
STDC, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

STDC, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Vijayawada

Training of DTO/ MO in Tuberculosis

SSPHPGTI-ECHO

Cancer Prevention and Screening
SSPHPGTI

SSPHPGTI

Noida

Training of medical doctors on pediatric hematology and oncology

Prevention of Diabetic Blindness ECHO

Opthalmology
Teleophthalmology Society of India

Teleophthalmology Society of India

Mumbai

Training of opthalmologists on prevention, screening and treatment of diabetic blindness

ECHO SEASON 58- FOUNDATION COURSE IN PALLIATIVE MEDICINE-14

Palliative Care
Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences

Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences

Thiruvananthapuram

Palliative care and education to enabling medical professionals to inculcate principles of treatment

ECHO SEASON 59- FOUNDATION COURSE IN PALLIATIVE NURSING-04

Palliative Care
Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences

Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences

Thiruvananthapuram

Palliative care and education to enabling medical professionals to inculcate principles of treatment

ECHO SEASON 62- FOUNDATION COURSE IN PALLIATIVE CARE-02

Palliative Care
Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences

Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences

Thiruvananthapuram

Palliative care and education to enabling medical professionals to inculcate principles of treatment

ECHO SEASON 63- Refresher Course in Palliative Medicine-01

Palliative Care
Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences

Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences

Thiruvananthapuram

Palliative care and education to enabling medical professionals to inculcate principles of treatment

ECHO SEASON 69- FOUNDATION COURSE IN PALLIATIVE NURSING-05

Palliative Care
Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences

Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences

Thiruvananthapuram

Palliative care and education to enabling medical professionals to inculcate principles of treatment

ECHO SEASON 70- FOUNDATION COURSE IN PALLIATIVE MEDICINE- 16

Palliative Care
Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences

Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences

Thiruvananthapuram

Palliative care and education to enabling medical professionals to inculcate principles of treatment

ECHO SEASON 74- FOUNDATION COURSE IN PALLIATIVE MEDICINE-17

Palliative Care
Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences

Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences

Thiruvananthapuram

Palliative care and education to enabling medical professionals to inculcate principles of treatment

ECHO SEASON 75- FOUNDATION COURSE IN PALLIATIVE CARE-04

Palliative Care
Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences

Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences

Thiruvananthapuram

Palliative care and education to enabling medical professionals to inculcate principles of treatment

ECHO SEASON 73- Special Session on Managing Grief

Palliative Care
Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences

Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences

Thiruvananthapuram

Palliative care and education to enabling medical professionals to inculcate principles of treatment

PRAYASH TMC -NICPR -ECHO Cancer Screening Training program for Health Professionals ( CST - HP3)

Cancer Prevention and Screening
Tata Medical Centre

Tata Medical Centre

Kolkata

Training program for medical doctors/ health professionals on cervix,breast and oral cancer screning.

National Cancer Grid - Virtual Tumour Board ECHO-1

Cancer Prevention and Screening
Tata Memorial Hospital

Tata Memorial Hospital

Mumbai

Discssuion of Medical officers on treatment of cancers

National Cancer Grid - Virtual Tumour Board ECHO-2

Cancer Prevention and Screening
Tata Memorial Hospital

Tata Memorial Hospital

Mumbai

Discssuion of Medical officers on treatment of cancers

TNAI Maharashtra State EBP: MCH ECHO Project

MCH
Trained Nurses Association of India, Maharashtra

Trained Nurses Association of India, Maharashtra

Navi Mumbai

Training of nurses to improve the health and well-being of women, infants and children through evidence based nursing practices.

ECHO Autism 2021

Mental health & Wellness
Ummeed Child Development Center

Ummeed Child Development Center

Mumbai

Online Training Program for Physicians (pediatricians, neurologists and psychiatrists) to learn about evidence based practices for diagnosis of Autism, common medical and psychiatric co-morbidities, early intervention and helping improve care for families of children with Autism.

Intellectual Development Disability ECHO

Mental health & Wellness
VKN NIMHANS

VKN NIMHANS

Bangalore

To train medical doctors on mental health

ECHO on Certificate course in Basics of Addiction Management, July-November, 2021

Addiction Management
VKN NIMHANS

VKN NIMHANS

Bangalore

To help counsellors, nurses, educators and social workers on handling addiction related issues and improve their knowledge about evidence based practice in addiction so that they are able to provide quality care and bridge the gap between addiction related cases and professional treatment services.

ECHO SEASON 71- FOUNDATION COURSE IN PALLIATIVE NURSING-06

Palliative Care
Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences

Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences

Thiruvananthapuram

Palliative care and education to enabling medical professionals to inculcate principles of treatment

Manyata ECHO Batch Q Thursday Fortis La Femme

MCH
JHPIEGO

JHPIEGO

New Delhi

Equiping clinical personnel working in obstetric care with Manyata guidelines to ensure quality care

IRL, Sikkim, Non-Clinical ECHO TB Session

Tuberculosis
IRL, Gangtok, Sikkim

IRL, Gangtok, Sikkim

Gangtok

Training of DTO/ MO in Tuberculosis

Level 1 Mental Health CMD SMD AUD ECHO

Mental health & Wellness
Hospital for Mental Health

Hospital for Mental Health

Ahmedabad

Train community Health Officers working under Health and Wellness Centre on basic mental health screening and identification of CMD, SMD and Alcohol Use Disorder.

ECHO Dysphagia Program

Dysphagia
HCG Cancer Hospital

HCG Cancer Hospital

Bangalore

To establish uniform care in India for Feeding and Swallowing Rehabilitation to young professionals of the field

STO Chhattisgarh TB ECHO Program

Tuberculosis
STDC, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

STDC, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Raipur

Training of DTO/ MO in Tuberculosis

ECHO ADHD 2021

Newborn & Pediatric health
Ummeed Child Development Center

Ummeed Child Development Center

Mumbai

Sharing best practices on Identification, evaluation and management of children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among physicians (paediatricians, developmental paediatricians, neurologists and psychiatrists)

Health Care Partners

From healthcare & education to many other sustainable development goals, our only mission is to create real impact by serving the underserved population.

Focus Areas

Cardiology
Cardiology
Construction Worker Welfare
Construction Worker Welfare
COVID-19
COVID-19
Development Disabilities | ADHD
Development Disabilities | ADHD
Cancer Prevention and Screening
Cancer Prevention and Screening
COVID 19 Management
COVID 19 Management
Mental Health | Addiction Management
Mental Health | Addiction Management
Mental Health | LGBT
Mental Health | LGBT
Microbiology | Anti-microbial Resistance
Microbiology | Anti-microbial Resistance
Palliative Care | COVID-19
Palliative Care | COVID-19
Palliative Care | Physiotherapy
Palliative Care | Physiotherapy
Respiratory Diseases | COVID-19
Respiratory Diseases | COVID-19
Vaccination and Immunization | COVID-19
Vaccination and Immunization | COVID-19
Maternal and Child Health
Maternal and Child Health
Opthalmology | Diabetic Eye Disease
Opthalmology | Diabetic Eye Disease
Pediatric Disease | COVID-19
Pediatric Disease | COVID-19
Primary Healthcare
Primary Healthcare
Traditional Medicine | Primary Health
Traditional Medicine | Primary Health
Maternal and Child Health | COVID-19 Management
Maternal and Child Health | COVID-19 Management
Maternal and Child Health | Quality Improvement
Maternal and Child Health | Quality Improvement
Respiratory Diseases | Tuberculosis
Respiratory Diseases | Tuberculosis
Mental Health
Mental Health
Liver Disease | Hepatitis C
Liver Disease | Hepatitis C
Pediatric | Neonatal Health
Pediatric | Neonatal Health
Palliative Care
Palliative Care
Water Management
Water Management