About Project ECHO Nevada

Innovative Telehealth for Nevada Communities

Evan Klass M.D. is associate dean, Office of Statewide Initiatives and associate professor, Dept. of Internal Medicine. In this video, Dr. Klass talks about his experience moving to a community that is facing a doctor shortage, and how Project ECHO Nevada was born.

How Does Project ECHO Benefit Nevada?

The goal of Project ECHO Nevada is to meet the needs of primary care providers by offering an alternative to costly travel and long waits for patients who need specialty care. By developing the knowledge base of primary care providers through the innovative telehealth consultations offered by Project ECHO, patients in rural and under-served areas benefit from specialty care becoming available locally, and without the cost and time of accessing specialists directly.

Project ECHO Nevada consists of clinics in the areas of:

In addition to the regularly scheduled Project ECHO clinics, special clinics are also held throughout the year. Through a series of community meetings with primary care providers the Nevada ECHO team assessed the current top priority disease states in 11 communities, the Nevada Health Centers system of Federally Qualified Health Centers and the tribal health clinics.

Who Can Participate in Project ECHO?

  • Project ECHO clinics are open to primary care providers at all levels and include CME/CE for participants who complete the evaluation form after each clinic.
  • University-based faculty specialists and community specialists are being recruited to lead clinics in a variety of disease states.
  • Via the NSHE telecommunications backbone, connectivity to Project ECHO Nevada will be available to any community and provider desiring to participate.