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Project ECHO at Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Move Knowledge, Not People

Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) transforms the way education and knowledge are delivered. This telementoring model uses video-conferencing technology to connect participants with experts at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. ECHO® sessions use case-based learning to provide education. The result: patients get the right care, when they need it, close to home.

Benefits:

  • Participants learn from experts.
  • Participants learn from each other.
  • Experts learn from participants as best practices emerge.

Illustration that shows how project ECHO works to do more for more patients

Project ECHO’s story

Launched in 2003, Project ECHO® grew out of one doctor’s vision. Sanjeev Arora, MD, a social innovator and liver disease specialist at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center in Albuquerque, was frustrated that he could serve only a fraction of the hepatitis C patients in the state. He wanted to serve as many patients with hepatitis C as possible, so he created a no-cost, virtual mentoring platform and mentored community providers across New Mexico in how to treat the condition.

With his support, organizations all over the world have replicated this model, enabling more people in rural communities to get the expertise they need for a broad range of health conditions. To learn more about Project ECHO® at the University of New Mexico visit echo.unm.edu

Watch a video about Project ECHO®.

What do you need to participate?

  • A computer with a built-in webcam, a smartphone or a tablet
  • An internet connection

Learn the difference between ECHO, Telemedicine and eConsults.

Current ECHO courses

For a list of upcoming ECHO courses, visit our Courses page.

Contact us

If you have questions or want more information, email us at ECHO@hitchcock.org.

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