Due to COVID-19, CRH will continue working remotely through July 31.
Frequently Asked Questions About Project ECHO
What is ECHO?
Primary care providers from multiple locations connect at regularly scheduled times with a specialist or team of
specialists through videoconferencing. During teleECHO™ sessions, providers present de-identified patient cases
to specialists or expert teams who then mentor the providers as they learn to manage patients with complex
conditions. These case-based discussions are supplemented with short didactic presentations to improve content
knowledge and share evidence-based practices.
Can I receive continuing medical education credits for these teleECHO sessions?
All Project ECHO® teleECHO sessions are available for continuing medical education (CME) credit. American
Medical Association (AMA) Physician's Recognition Award (PRA) Category 1 Credit™ is available for the following:
Physical therapy assistants
Occupational therapy assistants
For non-physician health professionals and other professionals, the activity is designated for AMA PRA Category
1 Credit and you will need to consult your accrediting body to see if they accept.
What are the requirements of participation in Project ECHO?
We request participants attend regularly scheduled sessions, present (de-identified) patient cases, and complete
pre and post series surveys. We also ask that they be actively visible on video while using required
teleconferencing software, Zoom.
What technology/equipment is needed to participate in teleECHO?
ECHO uses secure, internet-based video conferencing software. Participants can connect to the video sessions
through their phone, tablet, laptop, or a computer with a webcam. Technical support is provided.
Who is eligible to participate?
Any healthcare professional who wants to engage around a topic, share their experience, and learn from their
peers can attend ECHO sessions. Participants may include, but are not limited to:
Behavioral health professionals
Emergency medical technicians
Public health professionals
What is the cost?
Currently, all sessions are free but require a commitment of actively engaging in the peer learning community by
sharing case presentations and ideas with the group.
Do I have to attend all the sessions in order to obtain CME?
CME credits are obtained by attending sessions so we encourage participants to attend all sessions, or at the
very least, 70% of the sessions within a series. (1 session = 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit)