My MS Manager has been named by Healthline.com as one of the best multiple sclerosis (MS) apps for the fourth consecutive year. Formerly known as MSAA Self-Care Manager, the free application for Apple iOS and Android smartphones and tablets was created by the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) in a partnership with @Point of Care.
According to a MSAA news release, “Healthline editors selected this year’s winners based on user ratings, frequent updates, and overall impact in making a valuable contribution to the lives of people in the MS community.”
@Point of Care is a software platform that provides a streamlined, practice-based tool able to deliver content to caregiver’s and a clinician’s fingertips when needed, enabling better decisions, better outcomes, and better care.
The My MS Manager self-care app helps people with MS maintain their health records and find news about MS across the web. Users can also create journals and store information about relapses and symptoms, track medication schedules and any side effects, and generate charts and reports, all in aid of more effectively managing the ever-changing course of the disease. Other features include links to information resources and educational materials, and — reportedly exclusive to MS Manager — the ability to connect to the treating doctor via the app to share progress and reports.
Healthline’s editors noted that “for people who live with multiple sclerosis (MS), having quick access to resources and support can be extremely useful,” and that these iPhone and Android apps “make it easy to track your medication, share details with your care team, and even connect with other MS patients. Many of them also have articles, lifestyle hacks, and information that is useful to patients and caregivers alike.”
MS is a progressive, debilitating, immune-mediated, neurodegenerative disorder estimated to affect around 2 million to 2.5 million people around the world. The disease is usually diagnosed in people between the ages of 20-50, and women are affected two or three times as often as men. In the U.S., MS is believed to affect 400,000 individuals.
Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA)
@Point of Care
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