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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 echoidaho@uidaho.edu or 208-364-4569.


ECHO Idaho is led by the University of Idaho and WWAMI.

Rural Providers Get Connected through ECHO Idaho

Contact Project ECHO

Phone: 208-364-4698

Fax: 208-364-3178

Email: echoidaho@uidaho.edu