Description of the following video:

Project ECHO is a performance optimizer. Think of it as a high speed internet connection for the healthcare system. It spreads new medical knowledge throughout the healthcare system from university medical centers and other specialty sites to the front lines of community care. Rather than information flowing in one direction, community providers learn from specialists, they learn from each other, and specialists learn from community providers as new best practices emerge. Under ECHO, community providers use video technology to participate in guided practice with specialist mentors. They acquire new skills that allow them to treat patients that they otherwise would have referred out. Patients with complex chronic conditions get high quality care where they live from providers they know. No waiting months to see a specialist. No long drives back and forth to get critical care. ECHO exponentially increases access to specialty care by moving knowledge instead of moving patients. Suffering and pain are reduced, and lives are improved and even saved. Project ECHO - changing the world fast.

Learn More about ECHO

The Opioid ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) project is a cost-free partnership between primary care providers and Indiana University specialists to improve the treatment of opioid use disorders in rural and underserved areas. ECHO uses technology to facilitate mentoring and knowledge sharing, enabling clinicians to provide best practice care for complex and chronic diseases in their communities.

Learn How to Get Involved

Clinicians, behavioral health providers, and community health workers are invited to participate in the Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) ECHO program, led by addiction experts from the Indiana University School of Medicine.

IU currently operates other ECHO clinics as well. Visit the Teen Vaping ECHO clinic and the Fairbanks School of Public Health ECHO Center.

Benefits of participation include:

The ECHO clinic sessions will cover the following topics:

  • Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Overview
  • Evidenced Based Screening and use of SBIRT techniques
  • Naltrexone, Methadone, and other medications for the treatment of addictions
  • Office based management of OUD including preventing and detecting diversion of MAT
  • Assessing andTreating Co-occurring Mental Illness and OUD
  • Addressing SUD related co-morbidities such as hepatitis, HIV, depression, anxiety, PTSD
  • Overdose Prevention
  • Pain Management in patients with OUD
  • OUD in special populations –adolescents, pregnancy, peri-operative