ECHO Idaho is an educational resource empowering healthcare professionals in Idaho’s remote or underserved communities to treat complex chronic diseases with specialist-level expertise. Clinicians across the state join using video conferencing for one-hour sessions that include brief lectures, case reviews, resource sharing and discussion of what really works. Sessions are conveniently scheduled, and participating providers earn free continuing medical education credits. In this way, Project ECHO revolutionizes medical education and exponentially increases workforce capacity to provide best practice specialty care and reduce health disparities.
If you are a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, counselor, social worker, or other health care or social service professional who wants to improve their skills, then ECHO trainings are for you.
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People need access to specialty care for their complex health conditions.
There aren’t enough specialists to treat everyone, especially in rural areas.
ECHO® trains clinicians to provide specialty care.
Patients get the right care, in the right place, at the right time.
What are the benefits?
- Professional Development: Participants gain new skills and competencies for managing patients.
- Creating Community: Clinician teams can increase professional satisfaction and decrease isolation, thus creating a sense of community.
- Increased Patient Satisfaction: Patients can continue to work with their trusted clinician instead of traveling long distances to be seen by a specialist.
- Improved Quality of Care: Healthcare professionals who participate in ECHO increase their knowledge and self-efficacy.
- No-Cost CME: ECHO Idaho offers free continuing medical education credits to participants.
The University of Idaho, WWAMI Medical Education Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
For the purpose of re-licensure, the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education). To be considered continuing education, the session(s) are required to be germane to your practice. Final acceptance of the credit for recertification resides with your state board.
Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses
For the purpose of re-licensure, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board and American Nurses Credentialing Center accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education). To be considered continuing education, the session(s) are required to be germane to your practice. Final acceptance of the credit for recertification resides with your state board.
Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists
The Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses recognizes the University of Idaho, WWAMI Medical Education Program as an approved provider of continuing education. To be considered continuing education, the session(s) are required to be germane to your practice.
Participants from states outside of Idaho are welcome and encouraged to attend! Please check with your state certification and licensure boards for specific considerations regarding claiming continuing education for participation in ECHO Idaho programs.