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Project ECHO

Project ECHO was pioneered in New Mexico by Dr. Sanjeev Arora. Learn about the inspiration behind project ECHO.

Dr. Sanjeev Arora, developer of Project ECHO, to speak at the 2017 Hooding Ceremony for the University of Nevada, Reno Medical School

The University of Nevada, School of Medicine is honored to have Dr. Sanjeev Arora, MD, MACP, FACG developer of Project ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes) as the keynote speaker for the 2017 Hooding Ceremony. Project ECHO has been described by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as the most important recent "disruption" to occur in the delivery of medicine. Dr. Arora has had a tremendous impact on global healthcare delivery and is changing the delivery for rural and underserved populations worldwide.

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is committed to administering healthcare services to rural and frontier areas in Nevada. A top priority for the school is providing technical resources, such as tele-mentoring and tele-medicine. Additionally, it provides training to health care providers along with recruitment and retention of medical students, residents, and physicians. One of the critical resources that University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine offers to rural and underserved communities is Project ECHO Nevada.

The goal of Project ECHO Nevada is to meet the needs of primary care providers by providing access to sub-specialty physicians through innovative tele-mentoring using video conferencing technology and case-based learning. This in turn offers patients in rural and under-served areas the benefit of local specialty care without the cost and time of accessing specialists directly.

Project ECHO is changing the landscape of healthcare in Nevada by offering a solution to the state through supporting providers in primary care through the sharing of specialty knowledge in underserved populations. Our expert teams of skilled, compassionate specialists offer consistent and reliable support to providers and help to reduce provider isolation by creating a community of continuous medical learners.

How Project ECHO Works

Step 1
People need access to specialty care for their complex health conditions.
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Step 2
There aren't enough specialists to treat everyone who needs specialty care, especially in rural and underserved communities.
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Step 3
Project ECHO trains primary care clinicians to provide specialty care service, meaning more people get the care they need.
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Step 4
Patients get the right care, in the right place, at the right time, resulting in improved outcomes and reduced costs.