Vision


That all primary care providers in Ontario have the knowledge and support to manage chronic pain safely and effectively.

Goals


To successfully adapt the University of New Mexico ECHO model for Ontario
To implement an ECHO Ontario - chronic pain/opioid stewardship demonstrationprogram.
To evaluate patient, practitioner and system outcomes.
To harness our experience to replicate the ECHO Ontario – chronic pain/opioid stewardship program in order to serve specific [additional] populations/geographic areas.
To expand the ECHO Ontario model for other chronic diseases.

Model


Use telehealth technology to leverage scarce healthcare resources to ...share best practices and reduce variation in care to improve outcomes... ...through practice-based learning that develops specialty expertise among primary care providers, and monitor outcomes. The mission of ECHO Ontario  is to use and leverage technology to link primary care providers in a supportive community of practice that will enhance their skills and confidence to manage chronic pain safely and effectively.
 

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