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UW ECHO in Rural/Frontier Care Transitions

Project ECHO is a model for lifelong medical learning and collaborative practice that links front-line healthcare providers with specialist care teams to manage patients who have chronic conditions requiring complex care.  It is transforming the way medical knowledge is shared and translated into everyday practice – and, in the process, enabling thousands of people in remote and medically underserved communities to get care they couldnt’t easily get before, if at all. 

WyCOA has partnered with Mountain Pacific Quality Health to implement and facilitate the Rural/Frontier Care Transitions network. The goals are:

  • to encourage best practices, increased knowledge, and practice change in the field of care transitions

  • decrease hospital readmission and admissions as well as emergency depart-ment use

  • develop a community of hub team members and spoke sites to foster positive relationships and increased support for rural frontier providers

  • and increase provider participation in care coordination

Professional Education Credits are available, and PARTICIPATION IS FREE


Our Specialist Care team:

Jane Brock, MD, MSPH Physician Quality Innovation Network National Coordinating Center (QIN NCC): Denver, CO

Tonja Woods, PharmD, BCGP Geriatric Pharmacist UW Clinical Associate Professor: Laramie, WY

Pam Myrum, MS, RN Clinical Development Specialist WY Institute of Population Health: Cheyenne, WY

Marion Smith, MD Primary Care Physician QIN-QIO Wyoming Medical Director: Torrington, WY

Martha Hayward Public and Patient Engagement Institute for Healthcare Improvement: Cambridge, MA

Maya Pignatore, PhD Psychologist Cheyenne VA: Cheyenne, WY



January - May 2018 Schedule

Brochure for download

Module 3: Community Partnerships

Thursday as noted below: 12noon-1pm MST to view each network

Please download the Statement of Collaboration and return upon joining the network.

DATE 2018



Jan 11

Building a Community Coalition

Kevin Franke

Jan 25

The Role of the Primary Care Clinic in Care Coordination

Faith Jones

Feb 8

The Role of Patient & Families in Care Coordination

Martha Hayward

Feb 22

 Medicaid: What you need to know

Optum-Kristin Siplon

Mar 8

Coordinating with the VA

MayaPignatore/                   Jacque Penfold

Mar 22

Community-Based Services & Collaboration (Senior Centers, Senior Resource Agencies, Transportation)

WDOH-Aging Division

Apr 5

Rural Health Clinics and FQHCs

WyPCA/WDOH-Office of Rural Health

Apr 19

Learning from a Care Transition Practice

Pam Myrum

May 3

Medical Services – Collaboration (Skilled Nursing Facilities, Home Health Agencies, Assisted Living Facilities, Pharmacies)

Pat Fritz/Tonja Woods

*more to come May-August 2018!

~ Seeking Patient Cases for Clinic ~

We welcome your presentations of patient cases for consultation at our upcoming networks!

Benefits of presenting a case: FREE case consultation from care transition experts in their field including sharing of resources including evidence based practice strategies to assist you in your routine practice, increased care transition knowledge and outcomes, learn from others sharing similar challenges, Continuing Education credits, and networking with other professionals!

Quotes from participating spokes:

  • “I truly appreciated the excellent feedback during the session-what phenomenal resources!”

  • “Thank you. Please pass on to the team how beneficial their guidance has been. I’ve been able to utilize the info/recommendations to many of the professionals I work with. We are proceeding with their recommendations!”

  • “Thanks a million for the copy of the recommendations.”

  • “It really is for our benefit, for our residents, and what a wonderful opportunity!!”

If you would like to present a case at our network

download the Case Presentation Form, and return

Resources and powerpoint slides from previous ECHO Networks can be found on the iECHO Website with access via your iECHO ID and password provided by WyCOA. 
You can also request materials by emailing

Click here to see more information on Mountain Pacific Quality Health.

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