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Cardi-OH ECHO Spring 2022


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About the Ohio Cardiovascular and Diabetes Health Collaborative (Cardi-OH)

  • Cardi-OH is a statewide network of seven academic medical institutions funded by the Ohio Department of Medicaid.


  • Cardi-OH is focused on improving cardiovascular and diabetes health outcomes and eliminating disparities in Ohio's Medicaid population.




About Project ECHO®

  • Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is an innovative educational program developed at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Cardi-OH has partnered with Project ECHO® to increase the capacity of primary care providers to safely and effectively treat cardiovascular disease.


  • Cardi-OH ECHO uses a combination of multi-point videoconferencing technology, casebased learning, promotion of best practices, and the monitoring of outcomes to create and support professional communities of learning and practice.


  • For more information about Project ECHO®, including a listing of worldwide ECHO initiatives, please visit:





Structure of TeleECHO Clinics

Duration Item
5 minutes Introductions, and announcements
10 minutes Didactic presentation, followed by a Q&A
40 minutes (20 minutes per case) Patient case study presentation and discussions 
5 minutes Reminders and Post-Clinic Survey completion





CME Accreditation/Designation Statement

  • The MetroHealth System is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide Continuing Medical Education (CME) for physicians.


  • The MetroHealth System designates this educational activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


  • Other Healthcare Professionals: check with your professional association as these credits might be applicable for licensure renewal.




Expectations of Participation

By registering, you confirm your acknowledgement and consent to participate in the Cardi-OH ECHO clinic, and agree to:


  • Participate collegially in regularly scheduled Cardi-OH ECHO clinics by presenting cases, providing comments, asking questions;


  • Keep confidential any patient information provided by other participants during a session;


  • Complete periodic surveys to help improve services to clinicians and other partners;


  • Use required software including, but not limited to Zoom;


  • Be recorded and photographed for educational purposes;


  • Provide clinical updates and de-identified outcome data on patients as needed;


  • Be solely responsible for the treatment of your patients and understand that all clinical decisions rest with you regardless of recommendations provided by other Cardi-OH ECHO participants;


  • Ensure that your patients are aware of your participation in Cardi-OH ECHO and that their de-identified information could be shared and;


  • Attend at least 7 of the 12 clinics to earn a certificate of completion from Cardi-OH.




Case Studies

  • The submission of cases for presentation and discussion is a key component in the Project ECHO® model and critically important for knowledge building and sharing. We welcome cases that involve common clinical scenarios as well as difficult, complex, or challenging presentations.


  • Each participant will submit 2 case studies. Cases will be reviewed by the Cardi-OH ECHO team and paired by common themes (i.e., 2 cases will be selected to discuss each week).


  • Depending on the number of participants and selected topics, you will present 1-2 cases during the 12-week series. The Clinic Coordinator will publish a presentation calendar and coordinate with participants prior to their presentation date.


  • NO HIPAA IDENTIFIERS MAY BE MENTIONED OR SHOWN DURING CASE PRESENTATIONS. In addition, no other information that might identify the patient - such as social history details that may identify a patient residing in a small community - may be mentioned.


  • Your submitted Case Study Form will be displayed on the screen, and you will verbally summarize your case in less than 5-10 minutes.




Program Evaluation

  • Complete the Pre-Clinic Survey, Practice Profile (1 per practice), and 2 Case Study Forms before the series begins


  • Complete all Post-Clinic Surveys (weekly, during the last 5 minutes of each clinic)


  • Complete the Exit Survey after the series ends




Use of Zoom Technology

  • Cardi-OH ECHO will support practices’ use of web conference technology (i.e., webcam, microphone/telephone audio, Zoom software) including a 1-on-1 tech check prior to the beginning of the 12-week series.


  • Participants are encouraged to be visible on video while in the clinic and contribute actively to the case discussion.







Cardi-OH ECHO will consider individuals interested in attending a clinic as an “Observer.” These individuals must submit a written request to the Clinic Coordinator and be granted permission to join. Observers will attend as non-participants and will be listen-only.




To Do List

  1. Accept series of calendar invitations for the Cardi-OH ECHO Clinic which will contain the Zoom link to join each week.

  2. Schedule a ‘Tech Check’ to ensure your technology is working properly.

  3. Complete the following forms:
    • Pre-Clinic Survey
    • Participant Commitment - Statement of Collaboration
    • Practice Profile (1 per practice)
    • Case Study Forms (2 per individual)




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