Foundation of Addiction (FoA)
When: Tuesday Weekly
Start: January 2019
Time: 02:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Who: Any Primary Health Care Providers (Doctors, Psychologist, Nurses & Social Workers)
Virtual Knowledge Network (VKN) + Project ECHO model works on the principle of HUB and SPOKES, knowledge-sharing network led by an expert multidisciplinary team at NIMHANS. This model utilizes a weekly multipoint video conferencing app to conduct virtual tele-ECHO clinics with community healthcare providers. The focus of these tele-ECHO clinics is on“case based learning” in order to disseminate best-practices such as algorithms, guidelines and clinical wisdom for knowledge diffusion” by “utilizing technology to leverage scarce resources” and “web based monitoring to measure learning outcomes”.
The remote primary health care provider also presents clinical cases and seeks clarification regarding standard management from our multidisciplinary HUB team as well as peers who have logged in simultaneously. This “guided practice” of case management strengthens the confidence and enhances the skills of the doctors/health professionals in the community. Patients also get the best treatment in their own community without travelling to a distant places. This peer led skill based learning helps to develop a knowledge-sharing network which creates in-depth knowledge, learning a new skills and self-efficacy among the primary health care providers.
These virtual tele-ECHO clinics are accessible through smart phones (3G or 4G)/ tablets/ PCs. This live tele-ECHO clinics is blended with a mobile learning certificate programme.