TO ECHO IS TO SHARE WITH OTHERS

At ECHO Colorado, we are passionate about what we do, and we are constantly working to spread the word. People around the state and beyond Colorado have taken notice. Here, you’ll find information on the exciting things that are going on with
ECHO Colorado.

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Jul 29, 2019

Hepatitis C Learning Series Participants No Longer Need to Consult with Specialist

It’s official! Providers who attend and complete the Hepatitis C ECHO learning series do not need to consult with an infectious disease specialist, gastroenterologist, or hepatologist …

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It’s official! Providers who attend and complete the Hepatitis C ECHO learning series do not need to consult with an infectious disease specialist, gastroenterologist, or hepatologist for approval on the Prior Authorization Request if the patient is without cirrhosis.

Colorado Medicaid has made this determination and added ECHO Colorado to the Prior Authorization Request, which applies to learners who attended the Hepatitis C in Primary Care learning series in 2019 and beyond.

Registration opens August 5 for the next cohort of Hepatitis C in Primary Care, with weekly sessions on Wednesdays, 12:00 to 1:00 pm, September 25 to October 16. The series is intended for primary care providers in Colorado who are looking to gain knowledge in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of Hepatitis C. Click here for more information.

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Jul 9, 2019

ECHO Colorado Seeking Senior Project Coordinator

The Senior Project Coordinator position will be responsible for technical support and general administrative management of multiple concurrent in-progress ECHO series. This position will be responsible …

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The Senior Project Coordinator position will be responsible for technical support and general administrative management of multiple concurrent in-progress ECHO series. This position will be responsible for the beginning-to-end organization and implementation of content development, project logistics, and providing customer service and support to all those engaged in current ECHO series. Primary job functions include: providing advanced user support, building relationships with ECHO series participants, providing technical assistance, and providing live support in current ECHO sessions. The project coordinator will be part of a fast-paced workplace and diverse multidisciplinary team, requiring effective communication skills. Working collaboratively with program leadership to determine strategic goals, this position will work independently to implement tasks and timelines to accomplish those goals.  Additional responsibilities will include providing administrative and organizational assistance to development teams and partners associated with the larger ECHO initiative. Click here to apply.

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Jun 20, 2019

Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence Highlights ECHO at HRSA Site Visit

ECHO Colorado’s Assistant Director, Kory Thomas was invited to present alongside implementation partners at the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence to represent the four cohorts of …

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ECHO Colorado’s Assistant Director, Kory Thomas was invited to present alongside implementation partners at the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence to represent the four cohorts of “Foundations in Precepting” ECHO learning series. They highlighted this program among their many other impactful efforts.

Formed in 2002, the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence is the only neutral, nursing workforce-focused organization operating from a system- and state-wide perspective while at the same time working “on the ground” with over 175 clinical and educational partners from all segments of Colorado’s healthcare workforce pipeline.

ECHO Colorado and the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence collaborate to offer “Foundation Skills for Entry-level Preceptors,” a free, five-week virtual learning series that offers introductory skills designed for those clinicians interested in a role as a clinical educator within their practice.

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Jun 18, 2019

New AMA Policy Supports Project ECHO

mHealth Intelligence reported last week that the American Medical Association is supporting two telemedicine models that aim to improve provider education and patient access to care …

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mHealth Intelligence reported last week that the American Medical Association is supporting two telemedicine models that aim to improve provider education and patient access to care in rural and underserved communities. During its annual meeting, the AMA adopted a policy to encourage the implementation of Project ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes) and the Child Psychiatry Access Project (CPAP) by academic health centers and community-based primary care physicians. Project ECHO and CPAP use connected health technology to give primary care providers in remote areas access to resources, peer support and specialist consults to improve care management for their patients.

Project ECHO is being used in more than 170 locations in dozens of states and 34 countries, and is the subject of The Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes Act of 2019 (ECHO Act), which was introduced in May 2019 by Sens. Brian Schatz (D-HI), Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). The ECHO Act seeks to expand federal funding and technical assistance. The AMA identified the Project ECHO model as a “promising strategy” to help the nation’s care providers improve pain care and treatment, which in turn would help in the effort to control the opioid abuse epidemic. 

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