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Geriatrics ECHO - University of North Texas Health Science Center

Last Updated: March 29, 2020

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Description

Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a collaborative model of medical education and care management that empowers clinicians and health professionals to provide specialty care to patients in their practice setting. UNTHSC provides ECHO sessions on a variety of topics related to geriatrics and nursing home care. Participants benefit from access to a team of experts in geriatrics from a variety of professional disciplines. 

Each one-hour session includes:

  • FREE AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM for health professionals
  • 15-minute didactic presented by an ECHO Hub Team 
  • Case presentation presented by a community provider 

Case-based learning through patient case presentations by community providers allows discussion with experts in the field to help determine best treatment options. Participants also share their experience with the group creating an ‘All Teach; All Learn’ environment. This case-based learning has been shown to improve patient health outcomes and provider confidence in treating both common and complex conditions. Our aim is for ECHO participants to develop advanced clinical skills and implement best practices in geriatrics. Medical students, resident physicians, practicing physicians, and other health professionals are welcome to attend!

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Authors

Sarah E. Ross, DO, MS, CMD, University of North Texas Health Science Center (SarahE.Ross@unthsc.edu)
Janice Knebl, DO, MBA, University of North Texas Health Science Center  

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