In 2018, the American Cancer Society and the ECHO Institute at the University of New Mexico partnered to launch the first American Cancer Society-led ECHO. Project ECHO was first launched at the University of New Mexico by Dr. Sanjeev Arora in 2003. Since then, over 120,000 learners from 25,000 organizations in 158 countries have participated in an ECHO session.
iECHO is a digital platform that is seamlessly integrated with Zoom. Instead of having to remember multiple passwords for different systems, your iECHO account brings together all ECHO services. With iECHO you can:
• Join ECHO sessions from a reminder email that will be sent to your email inbox 30 minutes before the session begins
• Access all program content and resources directly from your iECHO account including didactic lectures, case presentations, and other resources (e.g., bibliographies, journal articles, etc.)
• Submit post-session surveys and download session certificates of attendance
JOINING AN iECHO SESSION
Joining an iECHO session is a breeze! With a user-friendly interface and intuitive features, connecting to an iECHO session is as simple as a few clicks. The included Tip Sheet and videos provide a step-by-step guide for joining a session.
CREATING AN iECHO ACCOUNT
By registering for an iECHO account, you open the door to a network of individuals ready to share their expertise and support. The following resources will guide you through the process of creating you iECHO account:
iECHO HELP CENTER
You will use iECHO to participate in all ECHO programs moving forward. Find help and support for iECHO at the iECHO Help Center including assistance with:
• Account Set-up
• Account Management
• Program & Sessions
• Data Privacy & Legal
If you still have additional questions reach out to: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Project ECHO and the ECHO model
Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a lifelong learning and guided practice model that revolutionizes medical education and exponentially increases workforce capacity to provide best-practice specialty care and reduce health disparities.
The heart of the ECHO model is its hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing networks, led by expert teams who use multi-point videoconferencing to conduct virtual clinics with community providers. In this way, primary care doctors, nurses, and other clinicians learn to provide excellent specialty care to people with cancer in their own communities.
As the ECHO model continues to expand, it is helping to address some of the healthcare system’s most intractable problems, including disparities in access to quality care, rising costs, systemic inefficiencies, and unequal or slow diffusion of best practices. Across the United States and globally, policymakers are recognizing the potential of ECHO to exponentially expand workforce capacity to treat more patients sooner while using existing resources. At a time when the health care system is under mounting pressure to do more without spending more, this is critical.
Complete the fields below to learn more about how the American Cancer Society uses the ECHO Model to fight cancer on all fronts, inquire about an upcoming ECHO, or to learn how you can join us in our mission to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.