How does ECHO work?
Project ECHO (Extensions for Community Health Outcomes) uses a “learning by doing model” through free video conferences. Each session lasts one hour and includes a short presentation on a specific clinical topic followed by the presentation of a de-identified patient case. Patient case presenters receive treatment suggestions from the entire community of practice and a written summary from the ECHO specialist team. Clinicians who regularly attend ECHO report an increase in confidence and skills and become a resource in their community for others.
To learn more about ECHO Idaho, visit our program-specific pages.
Who can become a participant?
Any clinician who wants to improve specific specialty skills can participate (individually or as a team.)
If interested, please register for sessions on the Registration page.
When do the ECHO sessions take place?
Visit the Schedule page for a list of upcoming sessions.
What do participants do?
- Present patient cases and participate in case discussion
- Participate in didactic presentations
- Complete the post-session questionnaire to receive continuing education credit
What’s in it for me?
- No-Cost CME: Participation in ECHO Idaho is eligible for continuing medical education credits. To learn more about our continuing education, visit the bottom of our homepage.
- Professional Development: Participants gain new skills and competencies for managing patients.
- Creating Community: Clinician teams can increase professional satisfaction and decrease isolation, thus creating a sense of community.
- Increased Patient Satisfaction: Patients can continue to work with their trusted clinician instead of traveling long distances to be seen by a specialist.
- Improved Quality of Care: Healthcare professionals who participate in ECHO increase their knowledge and self-efficacy.
How do I connect to a session?
You can connect with Zoom and an internet connection. You can also connect with audio by using a toll-free teleconference number we provide.
Register for the sessions to receive connection information via email.
What equipment do I need?
- A computer with a webcam and microphone or mobile device
- A stable internet or phone connection
- Ability to connect to Zoom
If you require additional information or support, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-364-4569.
ECHO Idaho is led by the University of Idaho and WWAMI.