Did you know the ‘O’ in ECHO stands for Outcomes? At ECHO UHN, we are committed to monitoring and evaluating outcomes.


Current Research Studies:

ECHO Evaluation of Clinicians

All clinicians who attend ECHO weekly sessions are eligible to participate in this research study. The objectives are to investigate the impact of ECHO on the clinician and to explore their experience with ECHO.

ECHO Evaluation of Patient-Oriented Outcomes (Chronic Pain/Opioids only)

All patients who are presented during ECHO Ontario Chronic Pain and Opioid Stewardship sessions are eligible to participate in this research study. The objective is to investigate the impact of ECHO on patients who are being managed by clinicians who attend ECHO.

Funding is kindly provided by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC).


ECHO Research Posters:

Negotiating Urine Drug Testing of Chronic Pain Patients in Primary Care
Carlin L, Dubin R, Flannery J, Salemohamed N, Smith A, Taenzer P, Zhao J, Furlan AD
Presented at: Canadian Pain Society – Annual Scientific Meeting, Halifax, May 2017


Research Publications:
Evaluation of an innovative tele-education intervention in chronic pain management for primary care clinicians practicing in underserved areas.
Furlan AD, Zhao J, Voth J, Hassan S, Dubin R, Stinson JN, Jaglal S, Fabico R, Smith AJ, Taenzer P, Flannery JF.
Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare,first published online 10 July 2018. https://doi.org/10.1177/1357633X18782090

Project ECHO Telementoring Intervention for Managing Chronic Pain in Primary Care: Insights from a Qualitative Study.
Carlin L, Zhao J, Dubin R, Taenzer P, Sidrak H, Furlan AD.
Pain Medicine, Volume 19, Issue 6, 1 June 2018, Pages 1140–1146,https://doi.org/10.1093/pm/pnx233

ECHO Ontario Chronic Pain & Opioid Stewardship: Providing Access and Building Capacity for Primary Care Providers in Underserviced, Rural, and Remote Communities.
Dubin RE, Flannery J, Taenzer P, Smith A, Smith K, Fabico R, Zhao J, Cameron L, Chmelnitsky D, Williams R, Carlin L, Sidrak H, Arora S, Furlan AD.
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, Volume 209, Pages 15-22.


Research Publications about ECHO:

Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes): A new model for educating primary care providers about treatment of substance use disorders
Miriam Komaromy, MDa, Dan Duhigg, MBA, DOa, Adam Metcalf, LISWb, Cristina Carlson, PMHCNS-BCa, Summers Kalishman, PhDa, Leslie Hayes, MDc, Tom Burke, BSa, Karla Thornton, MPH, MDa, and Sanjeev Arora, MDa

Substance Abuse 2016;37(1):20-4. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2015.1129388.