The goal of ECHO Hawai‘i is to be a resource that delivers high quality CME experiences that meet our user’s needs, builds capacity for improved patient care, and promotes best practices.
ECHO Hawai‘i links specialist teams at a ‘hub’ with care providers in local communities. Primary care providers – the ‘spokes’ in our model – become part of a learning community, where they receive mentoring and feedback from specialists. Together they manage cases so patients get care they need in the communities where they live.
Web video conferencing creates knowledge networks combining a multi-disciplinary team of experts and learners for real life, case-based learning and carefully developed didactics. Data is tracked with a HIPAA compliant tool to measure clinic function over time for the purpose of ongoing quality management.
State of Hawai‘i, Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
Hawai‘i Pacific Basin Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
Hawai‘i State Rural Health Association
Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center
‘Ohana Health Plan
John A. Burns School of Medicine
You'll have access to specialists here in Hawai‘i who can assist you with specialty care needs, allowing you to not only care for your patients but also enhance your own skills and knowledge. Participation in clinics is FREE and there are no membership fees.
You will receive no-cost CME credit for the time you participate in each ECHO clinic.
You don't need special equipment, as ECHO clinics are not 'telehealth.' You can participate from anywhere via Zoom, a webconferencing service platform (requires a PC, tablet, laptop, with webcam, microphone, and speakers; or a 4G smart phone). A stable, fast internet connection is recommended.
Case-based learning is one of the core principles of the Echo model. The education environment is richer and more meaningful when focused on patient problems from one's experience. Case Presentation forms exist for Behavioral Health. Please contact us for the corresponding form. You are encouraged to fill these out as best you can and to submit before a learning session.
We understand the challenge for busy clinicians to do additional paperwork and we want to reduce the barriers for anyone to present a case. If you have a patient you want to discuss, your participation will be welcome with an incomplete, or even absent, Case Presentation form. Aim for an oral presentation WITHOUT ANY PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION that is organized and with sufficient detail to generate relevant feedback.
Bring the experts your problem cases!