MACS TeleECHO Clinic
Starting February 17, 2021, join us every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm for presentations and discussions with Drs. Eric Weintraub, Christopher Welsh, Devang Gandhi, and Michael Fingerhood, Sarah Kattakuzhy, and Bethany Dipaula, PharmD.
Note: The 2021 cohort was originally scheduled to kick off on January 20 but was changed to February 17 due to the presidential inauguration.
MACS TeleECHO™ Clinic a collaborative model of medical education that improves access to specialty care by linking expert specialist teams with prescribers and their practices through real-time, online learning sessions. Knowledge-sharing networks create a learning loop where community providers learn from specialists and each other. This allows best practices to emerge and increases access to high quality specialty care serving local communities.
Participants apply de-identified case based learning to master complexity. Each web-based ECHO clinic will include 15 minutes of didactic learning and 45 minutes of case-based discussion. If you would like to present a case, please submit the following form via email or fax:
- MACS TeleECHO clinic connects a team of specialists with prescribers and their practices in their communities to provide didactic presentations and case-based learning.
- Participants join MACS TeleECHO clinic from their own desktop or mobile device using free videoconferencing software.
- MACS TeleECHO clinic will increase the capacity of prescribers and their practices to implement high-quality addiction treatment through de-identified case presentations, discussions, and recommendations.
- Free CME and CEU credit.
Who should participate?
- Primary care and specialty prescribers
- Counselors and other members of your care team
What is Project ECHO?
Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a movement to connect local primary care teams with inter-disciplinary specialist teams to spread knowledge and amplify local capacity to provide best practice care for complex chronic health conditions. ECHO’s goal is to enable rural and traditionally underserved populations to receive high-quality care, when they need it, close to home. This low-cost, high-impact intervention is achieved by leveraging technology to connect expert mentors and multiple local primary care providers in online video-conferencing TeleECHO clinics.
The ECHO model™ links expert specialist teams at an academic institution with prescribers in local communities to address the inadequate supply of culturally appropriate and accessible specialty care in rural and traditionally underserved areas. Together, they participate in weekly teleECHO clinics, which are like virtual grand rounds combined with mentoring and patient case presentations. TeleECHO clinics focused on the treatment of substance use disorders and behavioral health disorders have been operating since 2005 with significant success in increasing the number of waivered prescribers as well as improving geographic access to medication-based treatment in rural and underserved areas. Find out more from the University of New Mexico.
How to request information about MACS TeleECHO Clinic
Access the warmline
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
Through our secure survey
The Maryland Addiction Consultation Service is administered by the University of Maryland School of Medicine and funded by the Maryland Department of Health, Behavioral Health Administration.