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TEXAS: CHI St. Luke's Health Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center Launches Project ECHO


Cypress Creek Mirror (Houston, TX) (01.27.2014) Aids Weekly Plus

Cypress Creek Mirror reported that Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) St. Luke’s Health Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center announced the launching of its Project Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO). The program uses multipoint teleconferencing to help a team of specialists teach Texas primary care providers how to manage patients with chronic hepatitis C. As part of the program, Hepatologist Norman Sussman, MD, who has more than 30 years of experience, will examine each patient’s presentation form during the videoconference and send the provider a report specifying the appropriate treatment. All participating providers will receive specialty chronic hepatitis C healthcare mentoring education and Continuing Medical Education credits. The free program is modeled after the University of New Mexico’s Project ECHO. For more information, email Project Coordinator Lizette Escamilla at


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