Pandemic Prompted Pivoting to Virtual Multidisciplinary Care

Authors

  • Brian Stephens University of California, San Francisco
  • Hannah George University of California, San Francisco; Department of Neurology
  • Sara Ng University of California, San Francisco; Department of Neurology
  • Paul Sampognaro University of California, San Francisco; Department of Neurology
  • Laura Rosow University of California, San Francisco; Department of Neurology
  • Catherine Lomen-Hoerth University of California, San Francisco; Department of Neurology

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17161/rrnmf.v1i4.13870

Keywords:

amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, telemedicine, multi-disciplinary clinic, models of care

Abstract

The MDA/ALS Clinic at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have recently transitioned our in-person multidisciplinary clinics to a successful, virtual patient experience. Here, we outline our new clinic model, presenting detailed information about our clinics’ virtual workflow and our experiences with this transition. In this way, we hope to demonstrate the feasibility of a large-scale virtual multidisciplinary clinic and assist other clinics (both local and academic) as they transition their care of patients virtually within the COVID-19 environment.

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Author Biographies

Hannah George, University of California, San Francisco; Department of Neurology

Hannah George is the Research Coordinator for the ALS Center at UCSF.

Sara Ng, University of California, San Francisco; Department of Neurology

Sara Ng is the Patient Care Coordinator for the ALS Center at UCSF.

Paul Sampognaro, University of California, San Francisco; Department of Neurology

Paul Sampognaro is a Neuromuscular-Medicine trained Clinical Instructor in the UCSF Department of Neurology with research interests in ALS.

Laura Rosow, University of California, San Francisco; Department of Neurology

Laura Rosow is the Associate Director of the ALS Center at UCSF.

Catherine Lomen-Hoerth, University of California, San Francisco; Department of Neurology

Catherine Lomen-Hoerth is the Director of the ALS Center at UCSF.

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Published

2020-09-21

How to Cite

Stephens, B., George, H., Ng, S., Sampognaro, P., Rosow, L., & Lomen-Hoerth, C. (2020). Pandemic Prompted Pivoting to Virtual Multidisciplinary Care. RRNMF Neuromuscular Journal, 1(4), 14-17. https://doi.org/10.17161/rrnmf.v1i4.13870

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New Discoveries/New Stuff (Original Research)