ECHO Telehealth Service Faces Cloudy FutureDecember 19, 2016 |
by Johnny Vizcaino
In our current healthcare system, the interests of hospitals and clinics don’t always align with the interests of patients, but healthcare providers shouldn’t feel penalized for doing right by those who require their services.
That was the message that UNM Hospital doctors had for U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-NM, during a visit on Wednesday.
The senior senator from New Mexico received an update on Project ECHO, an internet video conference-based “telehealth” service aimed at revolutionizing medical education and reducing healthcare disparities in hard-to-reach, rural areas by “moving knowledge instead of patients,” said Sanjeev Arora, the project’s founder.