MSAA Honored in the first Web Health Awards | MOBILE for My MS Manager™
January 27, 2012
The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is pleased to announce My MS Manager ™, MSAA's mobile phone application, has been honored by the Web Health Awards | MOBILE with a Merit Award in the category of Mobile Application: Chronic Disease Management; Small Mobile Device in the Association/Professional Society/Non-Profit division.
The Web Health Awards | MOBILE recognizes innovative health applications with more than 19 mobile application categories and 20 entry divisions. The Web Health Awards | MOBILE is an expansion of the Web Health Awards, which is organized by the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC), a national information clearinghouse for professionals who work in consumer health fields.
"To be awarded such honors for our first mobile phone application is a notable accomplishment," states MSAA President and CEO Doug Franklin. "Ringful Health has been a great partner in helping us bring this cutting-edge initiative to the multiple sclerosis community."
My MS Manager is provided free of charge to individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) or their care partner to use on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Developed in conjunction with Ringful Health, My MS Manager is available now for download in the Apple iTunes Store . My MS Manager allows an individual to input and store:
- Comprehensive medical records
- Contact information of your healthcare team
- Descriptions of MS flare-ups, tracking their duration, frequency, and intensity
- Information about side effects and effective treatment strategie
- Important details essential to staying one step ahead of your MS
The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis. MSAA provides vital programs and services, such as: a toll-free Helpline; informative publications including a magazine, The Motivator; website featuring educational videos and research updates; S.E.A.R.C.H.™ program to assist the MS community with learning about different treatment choices; equipment distribution ranging from grab bars to wheelchairs; cooling accessories for heat-sensitive individuals; a mobile phone app, My MS Manager™ educational events and activities; MRI funding and insurance advocacy; and more. For additional information, please visit www.mymsaa.org or call (800) 532-7667.
About Ringful Health
Ringful Health is headquartered in Austin, Texas and is a leader in providing patient-centered and evidence-based teamwork solutions to help hospitals and communities improve healthcare outcome, patient safety, and reduce cost through mobile and decision support technologies.
About Multiple Sclerosis
The most common neurological disorder diagnosed in young adults, multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. This disorder damages or destroys the protective covering (known as myelin) surrounding the nerves, causing reduced communication between the brain and nerve pathways. Common symptoms include visual problems, overwhelming fatigue, difficulty with balance and coordination, and various levels of impaired mobility. MS is not contagious or fatal.
For more information, please contact Amanda Bednar at (800) 532-7667, extension 122, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.