The Minnesota Geriatrics ECHO
Help us create an interactive community of practice to advance improvements in the care of persons who are aging.
This project is supported by Hennepin Healthcare Systems and the University of Minnesota.
How Does It Work?
Using proven adult learning techniques and interactive video technology, the ECHO Model™ connects groups of community providers with specialists at centers of excellence in regular real-time collaborative sessions.
The sessions, designed around case-based learning and mentorship, help local workers gain the expertise required to provide needed services.
CEU's are available for nurses, social workers, and health care administrators.
The Principles of the ECHO Model
- Amplification - use technology to leverage scarce resources
- Best practices - to reduce disparity
- Case-based learning - to master complexity
- Data - monitor outcomes with our web-based database
All Teach, All Learn
When all the principles are applied, a learning community in which “All Teach and All Learn” comes together. This includes:
- Interactive Components
- Guided Practice
- Ongoing Mentorship
- Peer-to-Peer Learning
- Collaborative Problem Solving
If you have additional questions, please contact us at GeriatricsECHO@umn.edu and we will respond as quickly as possible.