The Project ECHO Model
Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva is an expert in the medical field with over three decades of experience. Currently the associate executive director for the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva is responsible for duties including oversight of operations and strategy, and he founded the Department for Subspecialty Pediatrics at the organization. Recently, Dr. Sachdeva served as a panel member at an international meeting for MetaECHO.
Held in New Mexico in April 2016, the MetaECHO panel was hosted by the ECHO project and focused on the utilization of new technologies to affect health populations on a global scale. Project ECHO is an effort of the University of New Mexico and stands for Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes; it is a medical and care management model with the aim of enabling doctors to provide the best possible care to their patients.
The model itself focuses on training doctors and front line clinicians to provide better care in underserved areas, and enable them to provide more specialty care services. The model uses academic facilities, known as Hubs, to accomplish this training and education. These efforts work toward goals that include enabling patients to get quality, timely care at lower costs and with improved outcomes.
DR. RAMESH SACHDEVA - AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS EXECUTIVE LEADER