Dear ECHO Community Members,

I would like to share some exciting news. We learned late last week that at its national conference, the AMA (American Medical Association) adopted a new policy to encourage use of telemedicine, specifically highlighting the use of the ECHO model.

See below to read more about the AMA’s decision:

The AMA’s vote of confidence in the ECHO model says a lot about the value they see in Project ECHO and its importance to their members.

We know that workforce development and capacity issues are critical to the future of job satisfaction and retention of physicians in the United States. We look forward to working with the medical associations to support their priorities in this area.

I want to thank each one of you for all you are doing to provide support to physicians, and healthcare workers more generally, to do their job effectively and to work at the top of their license.

Warm Regards,

P.S. Please consider posting or tweeting this article broadly. A few suggested tweets are included below:

The American Medical Association adopted a new policy calling for increased implementation of #telemedicine programs like @ProjectECHO & MCPAP to boost access to resources for rural and remote care providers @AmerMedicalAssn @mHealthIntel

Thanks @AmerMedicalAssn for highlighting the importance of the @ProjectECHO model for the future of #telemedicine. We are proud to be a part of the ECHO community. @mHealthIntel #RuralHealth #MovingKnowledgeNotPeople

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