Project ECHO links expert specialist teams at an academic hub with health care providers in local communities. Physicians, nurse practitioners and physicians assistants (HCPs), the spokes in our model, become part of a learning community, where they receive mentoring and feedback from specialists. Together, they manage patient cases so that patients get the care they need. The ECHO model makes use of telecommunications technology, differing from telemedicine.
People need access to specialty care for their complex health conditions.
There aren't enough specialists to treat everyone who needs care, especially in rural and underserved communities.
ECHO trains primary care clinicians to provide specialty care services. This means more people can get the care they need.
Patients get the right care, in the right place, at the right time. This improves outcomes and reduces costs.
The Chronic Liver Disease Foundation
Chronic Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational organization dedicated to increasing awareness of the effect of chronic liver disease (CLD) in the United States. CLDF’s goal is to provide health care professionals with the most current education and information on CLD. Educational programs are designed to provide physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and pharmacists with the latest information on medical developments and implications for patient management.
Overview of the Foundation
CLDF provides education to the medical community concerning a malady that affects an estimated 40 million people in the United States and encompasses a number of different syndromes. CLDF is committed to providing health care professionals with the latest developments in the management of liver disease. An Executive Council provides the comprehensive strategic planning and guidance for educational programs focusing on new advances in chronic liver disease. Education is offered in a variety of formats, including an interactive web portal, live meetings, satellite/internet broadcasts, symposia, webcasts, teleconferences and print pieces.
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