Project ECHO is a collaborative model of medical education and care management that empowers clinicians in rural and underserved communities to provide specialty care to more people right where they live.
Simply put, ECHO uses video conferencing to help rural areas access experts in various fields to provide better patient care. Unlike tele-medicine where a single provider can see a patient, ECHO is a tool for multiple providers to collaborate and make recommendations regardless of where they’re based.
The OSU Center for Health Sciences recently launched its first ECHO with Psychiatry. Future ECHOs will focus on: Addiction Medicine, HIV/AIDS, Obesity Medicine and Women’s Health.