Sanjeev, Arora, M.D., Professor within the Department of Internal Medicine and Director of the groundbreaking Project ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes) Program at the University of New Mexico, recently was honored as a Computerworld Honors Program 2008 Laureate.

The Computerworld Information Technology Award Foundation, Inc. established the Laureate and Leadership Awards program in 1988 with the mission of honoring individuals who have been instrumental in revolutionizing the use of information technology.

Each year, members of the chairmen's committee identify the organizations whose use of information technology has been especially noteworthy for the originality of conception, breadth of vision and significance of benefit to society.

Project ECHO is a new and innovative model in treating complex chronic diseases in rural and underserved areas of New Mexico. Via technology, ECHO bridges the gap between urban healthcare specialists and providers in rural settings. Collaboration between specialists and rural providers enable patients to receive state of the art healthcare from the professionals they know and trust in their own communities. For providers, co-management of the often lengthy and involved treatments brings added depth and technical competencies and reduces professional isolation. T

his year’s awards dinner will be June 2, 2008 in Washington D.C.


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