Dr. Vanila Singh joined Congressman David Schweikert, founder of the Congressional Telehealth Caucus, for a virtual roundtable to discuss the benefits of telemedicine and ways to continue expanding health care access through technology during COVID-19 and beyond. Telehealth is a key recommendation in the Pain Management Task Force Report.
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Dr. Singh joined CalSIPP as a keynote speaker to discuss the climate of changing healthcare policy and the work of the Pain Management Task Force. The event was hosted on October 25, 2019.
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Dr. Singh was featured on the front page of Inside Stanford Medicine for her discussion at the Stanford EHR Symposium.
How can electronic health records empower patients and doctors to improve health without exposing data or overburdening clinicians?
That question was at the heart of Stanford Medicine’s second Electronic Health Records National Symposium, held Oct. 11 at the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge. The half-day event featured two panel discussions and several research presentations. Nearly two dozen speakers from government, academia and industry recounted struggles and successes with the technology.
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Dr. Singh keynoted at the CSNS Annual Meeting to discuss pain management and the work of the Pain Management Task Force to better ensure individualized patient-centered care. The event was hosted on October 19, 2019.
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Dr. Singh joined Stanford Medicine for its second EHR National Symposium. She discussed policies for health care, technology, and the future of electronic health record systems and their potential to advance personalized and predictive medicine with Dean Minor on October 11, 2019.
Dr. Singh keynoted at the Bridges to Better Health 2019 Conference hosted by American Specialty Health (ASH Companies). She discussed the work of the Task Force and the impact on the opioid epidemic with renowned thought leaders and physicians. The conference was held on October 7, 2019.
Individualized, Multidisciplinary Approach to Pain Management Is Needed, HHS Task Force Chair Tells KCMS Annual Meeting
Dr. Singh keynoted at the 2019 Kansas City Medical Society Annual Meeting. She presented the model for pain management proposed by the Task Force.
Treatment of chronic and acute pain should take into account the patient’s individual needs and draw from a full range of interventions, Vanila M. Singh, MD, MACM, told over 250 physicians and health care partners at the Kansas City Medical Society Annual Meeting on September 26.
Dr. Singh chaired the federal Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force that released its report on pain management best practices in May. She chaired the task force as part of her work as chief medical officer for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, from June 2017 through July 2019. Dr. Singh also has served at Stanford University School of Medicine for the past 13 years as clinical associate professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine.
“Pain matters. Addressing it matters. How we address pain is what enables people to recover and return to society. It has to remain at the forefront of what we do,” Dr. Singh said.
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Dr. Singh keynoted at the 2019 CMS Grand Rounds with a presentation on impactful and innovative opportunities to provide person-centered care in the management of acute and chronic pain. She joined Dr. Shari Ling, CMS CMO, on September 20, 2019.
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Dr. Singh joined the panel "Healing the Heart and Soul of Patients in Pain and the Physicians Who Care for Them" with Dr. Shari Ling and Dr. Molly Rutherford to discuss patient-centered policies at the AAPS 76th Annual Meeting on September 18, 2019.
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Dr. Singh keynoted at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to address the stigma associated with substance use disorders in combating the opioid epidemic. UPMC hosted the event "Opioids: The Fight Continues" on September 16, 2019.