Clinical training and case review sessions submitted by rural and remote providers
2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month
12:00pm – 1:00pm
These sessions support primary care clinicians serving pregnant women as well as women in need of prenatal care and postnatal care through the first year of motherhood. Project ECHO Clinics empower providers to deliver quality care through building new skills and competencies.
MOMS Project ECHO Case Presentations
Case-based discussions are a key component in the Project ECHO model and are critically important for knowledge building and sharing. We welcome cases that involve common clinical scenarios related to perinatal care as well as difficult, complex or challenging presentations and patient management scenarios.
MOMS Project ECHO case presentations must be submitted prior to a teleECHO clinic so that MOMS staff has time to assure all patient protected health information (PHI) is removed so that cases remain deidentified.
Case submission is easy and only takes a few minutes!
SUBMIT & PRESENT YOUR CASE AND RECEIVE A FREE MOMS YETI MUG, TUMBLER OR WATER BOTTLE!
How To Participate
To participate in Project ECHO Clinics, please register.
Please download the Project ECHO Participant Guide before your first Clinic.
Following your ECHO registration, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to access ECHO clinics. ECHO utilizes the ZOOM online meeting platform and video can be accessed using your computer’s camera/web-cam. Calls can also be accessed by audio only using your phone or computer.
If you have a de-identified case you would like to submit for review or for more information on Project ECHO Clinics, please contact:
Project ECHO Clinics support rural providers serving pregnant and postpartum women to deliver quality care through building new skills and competencies. ECHO clinics are grant-funded and there is no cost to participate. Billings Clinic Project ECHO is open to all clinicians serving Montana’s perinatal and postpartum population.
Project ECHO clinics begin with brief didactic education sessions presented by specialists on a variety of maternal health topics. Following the didactic session, participating sites are invited to present clinical case studies to be reviewed by the ECHO panel and audience. Case discussions are facilitated by the multidisciplinary panel who can provide recommendations that reflect clinical guidelines and best practices.
Project ECHO benefits rural and remote providers by providing:
- Learning opportunities to otherwise regionally isolated clinicians
- Knowledge of new skills and competencies
- Improved quality and safety
- Consistency in care and practice
- Case-based learning to master complex maternal health issues
- Reduced disparities in ability to provide maternity and maternal mental health care
- Rapid dissemination of best practices
- Greater efficiency and access to scarce resources through technology
Clayton “Tersh” McCracken III, MD, FACOG
MOMS Medical Director
Dr. McCracken attended medical school at the University of Washington in Seattle. He joined Billings Clinic in 1992 after completing his internship and residency at the University of Cincinnati. He has served as the Medical Director of the Billings Clinic Family Birth Center and is active with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists as well as the Montana Medical Association. Dr. McCracken’s areas of interest include high risk obstetrics.