Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva leverages decades of leadership in healthcare quality leadership and pediatrics as associate executive director at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). A graduate of the DBA program at the University of Strathclyde, Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva is responsible for the AAP’s Department of Subspecialty Pediatrics as well as oversight of the organization’s National Committee Appointment Process and Annual Leadership Forum.
Dr. Sachdeva’s presentations include participating in a panel discussion at the international meeting for MetaECHO in New Mexico focusing on new international technologies that impact health of populations. An annual event, the MetaECHO conference brings together project stakeholders including government officials, policy experts, financial experts and philanthropists.
The MetaECHO conference is organized by Project ECHO, which stands for the Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO). The project is a collaborative model of care management and medical education developed at the University of New Mexico. MetaECHO serves individuals and organizations who implement the ECHO model to help improve the availability of healthcare knowledge.
At each conference, Project ECHO stakeholders enjoy networking opportunities, share best practices, and participate in workshops. Moreover, they help advance the democratization of best-practice knowledge to better serve public health. For additional information on the next MetaECHO conference, scheduled for March 13, 2019, in Albuquerque, visit echo.unm.edu.
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