The Northwest Heart Failure Collaborative (NWHFC) Project ECHO was a bimonthly case conference series offered from May 2016 through February 2019. The series aimed to improve the care of patients with heart failure by increasing access to continuing education and interdisciplinary case discussion. This unique training program built on an existing education-practice partnership between UW Medicine and the UW School of Nursing. Funding was provided by a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) training grant (PI: Brenda Zierler, PhD, RN, FAAN).
- Target Audience: Community Providers (MD/DO, ARNP/PA, RN, PharmD, Social Work and Allied Health)
- Format: 1-hour, online, case conference, twice monthly
- Content: The first 15 minutes included a presentation on best practices of heart failure care, followed by 45 minutes of audience-submitted patient cases for guided mentorship of care management and interdisciplinary discussion
- Cost: FREE to participate