The WV Project ECHO program was developed and implemented through funding and support from the West Virginia Clinical & Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI), Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, WVU School of Medicine, Cabin Creek Health Systems and The WV Primary Care Association in partnership with Project ECHO®. Primary care providers and primary care teams will have an opportunity to expand their knowledge and capabilities in a variety of specialty areas at no cost, delivered right to their clinic using simple video conferencing technology. Currently, WV Project ECHO is addressing HepC/HIV, Chronic Pain, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), Psychiatry, Chronic Lung Disease (CLD), Endocrine, Cardiac Health, Memory Health, and COVID-19 throughout West Virginia and parts of Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wyoming.
Project ECHO is a lifelong learning and guided practice model that revolutionizes medical education and exponentially increases workforce capacity to provide best-practice specialty care and reduce health disparities. The heart of the ECHO model™ is its hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing networks, led by expert teams who use multi-point video conferencing to conduct virtual clinics with community providers. In this way, primary care doctors, nurses, and other clinicians learn to provide excellent specialty care to patients in their own communities. De-identified case presentations will be given by the primary care providers out in the field and the expert Hub will review them and provide basic recommendations. Each case presentation is submitted through an online form to a secure database which generates and ECHO ID number
Jay Mason, MPA - Assistant Director, WV Project ECHO
Mithra Mohtasham, MPA - Project ECHOCoordinator