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

Rural-underserved populations

Direct doctor-patient relationship

Patients are de-identified

Remote patient monitoring

Case-based learning

Didactic presentations

Case consultation

CME credits

Develops subspecialty expertise over time [3]

Care provided by participants is as safe and effective as that of a specialist [4]

Demonopolizes specialty knowledge [5]

[1] Source Project ECHO Peer-Reviewed Literature

[2] Source

[3] Health Affairs 2011Jun;30(6):1176-84

[4] NEJM 2011 Jun; 364;23

[5] Acad Med. 2014 Jan;89(1):30-2


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