Healthcare clinicians in rural areas often face unique challenges in delivering high-quality care to their patients, especially those with complex conditions. These challenges include workforce shortages, high staff-turnover, scarce resources, and limited access to specialists, all of which can lead to clinician burnout.
To help overcome these barriers, Qualidigm established the Project ECHO® Northern New England (NNE) Network. Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is an evidence-based educational model developed by researchers at the University of New Mexico. The ECHO model™ uses videoconferencing to connect interdisciplinary specialist teams with primary care clinicians to build knowledge, confidence and skills to treat complex conditions through case-based learning, mentoring, guidance, treatment recommendations, and didactic education.
Together with the NNE Network, Qualidigm promotes the awareness and use of Project ECHO® through outreach and technical assistance.