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Fighting the opioid epidemic via video conference
UW Medicine's Telepain program is educating rural providers
Each week, dozens of health care providers from rural Washington connect via video conference to a panel of specialists in Seattle with the hope of combating the opioid crisis statewide.
Dr. David Tauben, the Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine at UW Medicine, launched the “TelePain” program in 2011 to try and educate healthcare providers around the state about the new opioid prescription guidelines he helped to create years ago.