Tele-rounds and Case-Based Training: Project ECHO Telementoring Model Applied to Complex Diabetes Care
Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a low-dose, high-frequency workforce development model of education and guided practice that leverages videoconferencing technology to connect specialists with learners across geographic distances.
Diabetes is a complex chronic medical condition and insulin management further adds to the complexity of medical management in the primary care setting.
Workforce shortages of endocrinologists and barriers to receiving specialty care for patients with diabetes mandates innovative health care delivery solutions to amplify and democratize specialty knowledge.
T1D incidence is increasing with the largest burden of disease in the adult population; efforts to address improvement in health care delivery are required across the lifespan.
The ECHO model is a telementoring model that can be applied to T1D to address disparities and urgent needs of complex patients throughout the lifespan.
Nicolas Cuttriss, Matthew F. Bouchonville, David M. Maahs, Ashby F. Walker, Tele-rounds and Case-Based Training: Project ECHO Telementoring Model Applied to Complex Diabetes Care, Pediatric Clinics of North America, Volume 67, Issue 4, 2020, Pages 759-772, ISSN 0031-3955, ISBN 9780323710879, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pcl.2020.04.017. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031395520300468)