The Treatment and Adherence Resource Center within MyMSTeam, a social network for individuals living with multiple sclerosis (MS) has officially launched. The Resource Center is designed to help individuals with MS and their families understand the importance of starting treatment and provides actionable tips for staying on disease-modifying therapies (DMTs).
The new MyMSTeam resource center educates individuals living with MS on the importance of treatment and adherence. Created by EMD Serono and MyHealthTeams, the resource center provides actionable information and tips for starting and staying on disease-modifying therapies.
Featured articles within the Treatment and Adherence Resource Center include:
• The Importance of Starting and Staying on Treatment for MS
• 6 Common Obstacles to Staying on MS Treatment and How to Overcome Them
• Myths and Facts about Disease-Modifying Therapies (DMTs) for MS
• Guide to Shared Decision Making in MS
"Now, perhaps more than ever, the MS community is faced with challenges they never may have anticipated and have questions about how to navigate treating their disease during these difficult times," said Terrie Livingston, head of Patient and Payor Solutions at EMD Serono. "Our MS-LINK initiative remains committed to the MS community by supporting programs like the Treatment and Adherence Resource Center, which offers quick access to trusted information that can help them effectively discuss issues and make decisions with their healthcare provider."
"Even under normal circumstances it can be hard for people with MS to stay on their medication," explains Eric Peacock, cofounder and chief executive officer of MyHealthTeams. "The coronavirus pandemic only heightens the need for us to do everything we can to go directly to patients with the information they need to advocate for themselves and best manage their MS."
MyHealthTeams believes that when diagnosed with a chronic condition, it should be easy to find and connect with others. MyHealthTeams creates social networks for people living with a chronic health condition. Millions of people have joined one of the 37 highly engaged communities focusing on the following conditions, which includes multiple sclerosis, lupus, fibromyalgia, Parkinson disease, Alzheimer disease, epilepsy, depression, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, spinal muscular atrophy, chronic pain, migraines, and autism. MyHealthTeams' social networks are available in 13 countries.
Stephen M. Gollomp, MD, and Paul G. Mathew, MD, DNBPAS, FAAN, FAHS
Michelle L. Dougherty, MD, FAES, FAAN
Allie Massaro, MD