Case Study: Project ECHO Expands Access to Specialty Care for Rural Patients
Summary: An innovative project in New Mexico uses telemedicine, case-based learning, and disease management techniques to expand access to care for patients with hepatitis C and other chronic, complex conditions. Specialty providers based at the University of New Mexico help guide rural community providers in applying best practices to manage care. The community providers build their knowledge of particular conditions and serve as expert consultants in their regions.
Hostetter M. Case Study: Project ECHO expands access to specialty care for rural patients. The Commonwealth Fund. 2009: Available at: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/newsletters/qualitymatters/2009/november-december-2009.