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All Teach, All Learn: Penn State Project ECHO lunchtime lecture and panel discussion
December 17, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Penn State College of Medicine’s Project ECHO will host a lunchtime lecture and panel discussion highlighting Penn State Project ECHO, which brings specialty care to underserved communities so patients can get the high-quality care they need, when they need it, and close to home.
At the webconference event, clinicians will learn how they can partner with Project ECHO to transform health for the underserved by sharing cutting-edge care and expertise across Pennsylvania.
Lunch will be provided. Registration is required; email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) at Penn State uses a telehealth model to connect specialists with community providers across Pennsylvania and beyond. Together, they discuss de-identified patient cases and develop recommendations for care. Over time, community health providers become the experts, and fewer patients have to travel for specialized services.
The heart of the ECHO model is this hub-and-spoke, knowledge-sharing system. It is not telemedicine, where outside specialists assume the care of the patient. Instead, it is a guided, virtual learning community aimed at practice improvement: Providers receive mentoring and feedback, strengthen their skillset related to more complex cases, and retain responsibility for their patients. As a result, patients get the high-quality care they need, when they need it, close to home.