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Telehealth program Project ECHO aims to close gaps in health disparities in rural community cancer centers

By Akshita Singh | November 21, 2018 at 9:15 AM

According to a presentation at the Association of Community Cancer Centers National Oncology Conference, the telehealth program Project ECHO is focused on delivering education and best practices to rural communities. When implemented in community cancer centers, Project ECHO allows for collaboration between primary care and cancer centers using a telehealth model that allows care teams to educate each other, share clinical cases, and cultivate deeper specialist knowledge.

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How NewYork–Presbyterian built an "innovation stack"

By Dan Kamyck | May 24, 2017 at 12:50 PM

Senior leaders at NewYork–Presbyterian (NYP) noticed that innovative care redesign pilot projects involving new technologies would "require 90% of the work of a full implementation but often result in a dead end."

Their solution: A structured approach to tackle large-scale challenges with technology that can be quickly scaled across the NYP enterprise. In under a year, they implemented a set of six interrelated activities for leadership, front-line buy-in, and engagement – what Emma Deland, Chief Strategy Officer, calls their "innovation stack".

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