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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



Dont miss the Nov 30th and Dec 14th, 2017 care transition topic discussion on Motivational Interviewing!  CLICK HERE

To download our UW ECHO in Rural/Frontier Care Transitions Brochure for Module 3 "Community Partnerships" Click here

To download our UW ECHO in Rural/Frontier Care Transitions Brochure for Module 2 Click here

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 echo ID and password.  You can also request materials by emailing

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

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