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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: https://echo.unm.edu/.
Structure of TeleECHO Clinics
|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.
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.
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
- Accept series of calendar invitations for the Cardi-OH ECHO Clinic which will contain the Zoom link to join each week.
- Schedule a ‘Tech Check’ to ensure your technology is working properly.
- Complete the following forms:
Pre-Clinic Survey Participant Commitment - Statement of Collaboration Practice Profile (1 per practice) Case Study Forms (2 per individual)