Sanjeev Arora, MD addresses ECHO conference
UNM Project ECHO founder Sanjeev Arora, MD, addresses an international conference focused on the innovative telementoring and telehealth model. Arora, a liver specialist at the UNM School of Medicine, says the model has the potential to collectively impact the lives of a billion people over the next 10 years.
Credit: John Arnold

Project ECHO Executive Director and founder Sanjeev Arora, MD, will be taking part in a Brookings Institution MEDTalk, “Transforming Rural Health through Telehealth and Education, on Dec. 8, beginning at 10 a.m.

The 90-minute talk will feature moderated discussions on lessons learned from the Arkansas’ ANGELS program and Project ECHO. Both organizations will discuss their different approaches to rural health using technologies that facilitate appropriate access to specialty care and decision support for primary care. Arora will participate on the panel, “Connection Established: Providing Appropriate Access to Specialists."

The session will end with a 20-minute town-hall style Q&A session with all MEDTalk participants.

The Brookings Institution is a nonpartisan Washington, D.C. think tank interested in supporting clinicians and policymakers working toward healthcare delivery reform.

You can watch a live-stream webcast of the event. For the full agenda go to http://www.brookings.edu/events/2014/12/08-medtalk-rural-health-care.

Register for the webcast here.