Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) connects primary health care providers with specialists and professional experts via regular telehealth sessions.
Why Project ECHO is important
Ensuring western Victoria’s primary health practitioners provide effective support and information to their patients is essential. However, accessing the latest data, research and health care developments can be particularly challenging for practitioners in rural and remote communities.
TeleECHO sessions help meet this challenge by linking multiple primary care clinicians with inter-disciplinary specialist teams. Through these digital sessions, experts mentor and share their knowledge via case-based learning, enabling primary care clinicians to treat patients with complex conditions in their own communities.
These regular virtual meet-ups help clinicians achieve best practice processes while promoting consistency in care and practice. In turn, this ensures patients receive high-quality care when they need it close to home.
The ECHO model
Current Project ECHO available in western Victoria
- Project ECHO COVID-19
- Project ECHO Persistent Pain
- Project ECHO Mental Health Network
- Opioid Management ECHO
Contact WVPHN’s Workforce Development Team