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Vanderbilt's Quiz Time app sends opioid-related questions to medical pros, keeping them up-to-date

Posted at 11:11 AM, Jul 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-08 12:12:44-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — This summer, doctors and educators are fighting the opioid epidemic, one question at a time. Every day, clinicians and pharmacists across Tennessee are faced with questions about opioids. Now, there's a new app, called "Quiz Time" built to prepare medical professionals for those very questions.

"You pick your time that you want your question delivered to you right on your phone," said Dr. David Edwards, Pain Clinic Director at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The program sends one question a day by email or text to participating health professionals. Answer the question right or wrong and get immediate feedback.

The app also provides links to resources and users can even create their own questions and quizzes to challenge their peers.

Dr. Edwards says keeping professionals up-to-date on current laws and treatment practices is critical.

"Everyone carries a phone all day long so getting a question to you while you're working, probably working on something that's relevant to what the question is asking you, is a perfect way to educate and to learn for myself," he said.

"Quiz Time" was sponsored by a grant from the Tennessee Department of Health, ROUTE+ONE or "reducing opioid use through education" and One Tennessee, a non-profit dedicated to curbing the epidemic. Eligible pros can enroll online. Click here for more information.