Currently, a limited number of medical providers in Georgia have access to Neurology specialty consultation. The providers who care for children experiencing chronic headaches often feel they lack access to subspecialty interaction to discuss the most up to date headache management guidelines. Through the Neurology: Headache ECHO, we strive for the collective delivery of best practice headache care to all patients experiencing chronic headaches in Georgia.
This low-cost, high-impact intervention is accomplished by linking interdisciplinary specialist teams with remote providers through teleECHO clinics. The Neurology: Headache ECHO seeks to enable clinicians who have limited access to Neurologists to be able to discuss their challenging cases and to garner group feedback on patient management.
Through bi-weekly participation, the learner will be able to:
- Gain confidence in his/her ability to evaluate and diagnose headaches, differentiate between both migraine and tension headaches, create treatment plans, and manage both non-pharmacological treatments and medications.
- Benefit from a close network of pediatric Neurologists and care providers throughout Georgia.
The Neurology: Headache facilitators are staff members of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Neurology practice. ECHO facilitators work to ensure open communication amongst team members and assist in the coordination of activities central to the functioning of the Neurology: Headache ECHO and its mission.
The Neurology: Headache ECHO utilizes the Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) model. Project ECHO is a collaborative model of medical education and care management that empowers clinicians to provide better care to more people, right where they live. Project ECHO focuses on case-based learning combined with traditional didactic presentations. The Project ECHO model increases access to specialty consultation, facilitates professional interaction with colleagues, and offers Continuing Education Credits.