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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 in a variety of community settings to provide specialty care to more people, right where they live. The UNTHSC Geriatrics ECHO addresses patient care needs by: 

  • training community providers through HIPPA-compliant, technology-enabled collaborative learning 
  • addressing geriatric health concerns in the primary care setting 
  • conducting regular sessions with community providers to discuss specialized health care topics 
  • allowing case-based learning through patient case presentations by community providers to determine best treatment options 

This case-based learning has shown to improve patient health outcomes and provider confidence in treating both common and complex conditions in their communities. Participants in ECHO sessions develop advanced clinical skills and best practices in an ‘All Teach; All Learn’ environment. 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 

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Authors

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

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