Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a collaborative model of medical education and care management that empowers clinicians everywhere to provide better care to more people, right where they live. The ECHO model™ does not actually “provide” care to patients. Instead, it dramatically increases access to specialty treatment in underserved and rural areas by providing front-line clinicians with the knowledge and support they need to manage patients with complex conditions such as hepatitis C.
Dr. Norah Terrault started an ECHO hub at UCSF as a means of connecting electronically with doctors in remote areas in California. Now that we can cure hepatitis C, the CDC and WHO have made the goal of eradicating hepatitis C by the year 2030. To do this, we must find innovative ways of addressing the issue so that people everywhere can get the care they need. That is where HepCarestream comes in.