What Makes ECHO Different?

What is the difference between ECHO, telemedicine, and eConsults?

  • Project ECHO® is a telementoring model that supports multiple learners.
  • Telemedicine is a synchronous model where a provider gives advice to a patient or another provider in real time using virtual technology.
  • eConsult is an asynchronous model where a specialist gives advise to a provider through the electronic medical record.
Graphic that displays the differences between ECHO, telemedicine, and eConsults
This graphic illustrates how information flows differently in Project ECHO, telemedicine, and eConsults