A multiple sclerosis diagnosis can leave patients feeling overwhelmed, but these 5 apps can help providers guide patients through diagnosis and treatment.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complex condition that requires both patient and physician interventions, but making a diagnosis requires a high degree of clinical suspicion, which can present a challenge to primary care physicians. Mobile apps can help physicians stay up-to-date on the latest MS diagnostic criteria, treatment options, and more that is crucial at point of care. This month our app reviewer has selected 5 top MS apps that both patients and providers can use to help guide diagnosis and management. Above, we offer highlights of:
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MSAA - My MS Manager™ is a self-management tool that allows patients with MS to track cognitive, physical, and psychosocial symptoms to assess disease activity and impact on quality of life.
Multiple Sclerosis Dx & Mgmt is a point of care (POC) diagnostic and treatment support tool to assist physicians in the care of MS patients.
MS Buddy: MS Chat App is a unique app that connects patients to a network of support so they can navigate the challenges of MS in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
MyMSTeam is a mobile social network and support group for patients with MS where they can share emotional support, practical tips to manage life with MS, and insights about treatment or therapies.
MSFocus Radio provides audio-based support to empower patients with the crucial information they need to make educated decisions concerning their health.