The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) recently launched a new version of the My MS Manager, a mobile app designed to provide convenient services to the multiple sclerosis (MS) community.
Features include the ability to track and chart medications, disease symptoms, daily moods, and treatment side effects, as well as measure how fatigue is affecting daily life. Users can also connect with their healthcare team and share their progress and reports in a secure fashion.
According to MSAA, thousands of MS community members have already downloaded the app, and consider it of help in making informed decisions with members of their healthcare team.
“I think the app is brilliant. I checked out a few of the other MS tracking type apps, and none of them held a candle to the MSAA app,” one MSAA member said, according to a press release.
The app also includes Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)-compliant features, such as private reminder settings, links to educational material from the MSAA, and a journal that allows users to upload photos and more.
My MS Manager app was recently named one of the Best Multiple Sclerosis Apps of 2018 by Healthline.com.
The MSAA is a national nonprofit organization working to improve the lives of MS patients. The organization provides several free programs and services to the community. These include a helpline with specialists trained in social services and counseling (available to patients, caregivers, family and friends), educational programs, an MRI Access Fund, safety and mobility equipment, and a clinical trial search tool to help patients find clinical trials according to their needs.
The organization also has a free online support forum — My MSAA Community — for patients, caregivers and family members to connect with others facing the same challenges; and the S.E.A.R.C.H. program (which stands for Safety, Effectiveness, Access, Risks, Convenience and Health Outcomes), that offers information and guidance about the different treatment options currently available.
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