ECHO is a virtual case-based learning network — using free WebEx multi-point videoconferencing — that enables primary care clinicians to treat patients with complex diabetes in their own practices and their own communities.
The Joslin team — including a diabetes educator, nutritionist behavior health specialist, and an expert speaker of the day, in addition to the lead endocrinologist — provides an educational forum for diabetes specialists and primary care physicians to collaborate on patient care.
At each ECHO session primary care physicians present de-identified HIPPA-compliant clinical cases from their own practices for discussion.
- 2-3 clinical cases are presented followed by discussions about providing expert care.
- Experts mentor and participate in mutual learning with primary care physicians regarding constraints in providing accessible diabetes care.
- There will be a 10-minute didactic discussion on general topics that are practical for diabetes care.
Cases that have been presented are followed-up in three months during one of the ECHO rounds.
Page last updated: February 19, 2019