Dr. Sanjeev Arora Talks Project ECHO with PBS New Mexico
Dec 19, 2013, 8:00 AM, Posted by Pioneer Blog Team
Dr. Sanjeev Arora, the social entrepreneur and creator of Project ECHO, sat down with PBS’ New Mexico in Focus to talk about how the medical education model is dramatically improving care across the state for some of its most vulnerable and underserved populations.
In this in-depth interview with PBS’ Gene Grant, host of New Mexico in Focus, Dr. Arora describes how Project ECHO is helping primary care clinicians and community health workers manage patients who have chronic conditions requiring complex care. He also reports on how Project ECHO is training a new wave of community-based addiction specialists to combat opiate addiction in New Mexico.
Access to care is a major issue throughout New Mexico, but Project ECHO helps health care professionals do more for more patients. Watch Dr. Arora’s full PBS interview below, and learn more about Project ECHO’s telementoring model in Academic Medicine.
This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF Pioneering Ideas blog.