Project Echo Pain: Telementoring

Last Update: August 06, 2014

The University of New Mexico introduced a telementoring program called Project ECHO to assist remote providers in managing treatment of chronic conditions. Initially started as a way to expand hepatitis C treatment by Dr. Sanjeev Arora, the model has now expanded to a number of different chronic conditions. Project ECHO has been awarded a number of grants, including $8.5 million from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation and $5 million from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Project ECHO links specialists at 31 universities with clinicians on the ground for 26 different specialists. Through video conferencing, Project Echo conducts case-based training and work in collaboration on cases.