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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Mar 19, 2019

Highlights of the 2018 Annual Report

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Mar 7, 2019

ECHO Colorado at the Forefront of the ECHO Act Report to Congress

The Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the long-awaited report called for in the …

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The Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the long-awaited report called for in the Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Act of 2016. The 220-page report was requested as a part of Public Law 114-270 to inform the U.S. Congress on the growing interest, rapid adoption and current status of ECHO and ECHO-like models of telehealth.

With the healthcare marketplace continually evolving in terms of technological innovation, payment models, delivery of care and rural-based workforce development, Colorado, along with the rest of the nation, continues to look for innovative ways to address these challenges. Of the 165 affiliated ECHO hubs in 35 states and 24 countries, nine case studies were highlighted in the report to illustrate the diversity and breadth of the programs. ECHO Colorado’s statewide effort was one of the highlighted programs due to its unique and innovative adaptation to the model.

“Virtual care delivery models have demonstrated their ability to deliver on quadruple-aim outcomes – increasing access, lowering the costs of care, all while improving patient satisfaction and reducing provider burden. This report highlights what we already knew, the need to focus on developing programs that build the evidence of effectiveness in effecting both provider and patient-level health outcomes,” said Dr. John F. “Fred” Thomas, Executive Director of ECHO Colorado.

ECHO Colorado is a statewide effort with a community-based board of directors and ties to both the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the State of Colorado.

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Mar 1, 2019

NEW Telehealth Learning Series to Launch MAY 22

ECHO Colorado will launch “Integrating Telehealth Tools Into Primary Care” on May 22. The six-week series will focus on telehealth tools to monitor high blood pressure …

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ECHO Colorado will launch “Integrating Telehealth Tools Into Primary Care” on May 22. The six-week series will focus on telehealth tools to monitor high blood pressure and cholesterol in primary care patients and is offered in partnership with Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Denver Health and Hospital Authority.

Three health technology vendors have adopted the American Medical Association’s Integrated Health Model Initiative (IHMI) to improve the capture of clinically valid blood pressure data. The Self-Measured Blood Pressure Data Model is the first data model created under IHMI, an AMA-led effort to improve, organize and share health information among healthcare stakeholders. According to AMA, IHMI’s data model standardizes clinically relevant information for advanced blood pressure monitoring devices, helping to define what data to collect, select how to represent the collected data, as well as determine how to encode the data for easy transmission, exchange and retrieval.

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Feb 27, 2019

A New Practice Paradigm

Understanding where ECHO Colorado fits on the healthcare continuum. Please enjoy our short animation, created by Drive 80 Studios, …

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Understanding where ECHO Colorado fits on the healthcare continuum. Please enjoy our short animation, created by Drive 80 Studios,

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