Technology and accessible optimal care
Information communications technology (ICT) programs such as teleECHO and telemedicine improve access to medical care that is not available consistently in remote and rural communities. This is significant in Ontario, having over 14 million people living across over 1 million square kilometers.
Hub and spoke model
Videoconferencing via the Internet
Direct doctor-patient relationship
Patients are de-identified
Remote patient monitoring
Develops subspecialty expertise over time 
Care provided by participants is as safe and effective as that of a specialist 
Demonopolizes specialty knowledge 
 Source Project ECHO Peer-Reviewed Literature
 Source Medicaid.gov
 Health Affairs 2011Jun;30(6):1176-84
 NEJM 2011 Jun; 364;23
 Acad Med. 2014 Jan;89(1):30-2
FAQs about Project ECHO Ontario Skin and Wound Care
Answers to popular questions we get asked. You might also wonder about the cost – that’s easy! There’s absolutely no cost to health practitioners in Ontario who qualify and register.
Three standout features: Is this the right opportunity for you?
Are you a health care provider in Ontario who wants to ensure patients with wounds are treated safely and effectively?
Project ECHO Skin and Wound Care Tools
In addition to virtual clinics, we are steadily growing the number of tools and resources that are freely available.
A model that improves health care capacity and access
How are WoundPedia, Queen’s University and NSWOCC working together to improve wound care in Ontario?