Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety

Project ECHO

Project ECHO: Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes

Resistant hypertension is recognized as a major contributing factor to heart disease, leading to higher readmission rates in Illinois.

Due to a lack of specialty knowledge and access to proper case management for resistant hypertensive patients in rural Illinois, the IHA is partnering with Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Medicine to operationalize a resistant hypertension ECHO hub. The ECHO hub will engage clinicians in a continuous learning system and partner them with specialist mentors at SIU.

IHA and SIU are implementing the ECHO hub in collaboration with the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

As more information on engagment and enrollment in Project ECHO becomes available, it will be posted here.