MSAA and Wondros Partner to Develop the Ultimate MS Treatment Guide
The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) worked with Wondros to develop the Ultimate MS Treatment Guide, an intuitive, multi-media digital platform that guides Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients and their caregivers through the complexity of different treatment options. The Guide officially launched on August 16th.
MS is a disease of the central nervous system which reduces communication between the brain and nerve pathways and causes a variety of symptoms, such as muscle spasms, fatigue, and vision problems. While nearly 1 million people live with MS in the United States, researchers don’t fully understand the cause of the disease and continue to search for a cure.
The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of all people with MS by providing informational resources, communities, advocacy, and access to testing and support equipment. Executive leaders at MSAA have long understood that there is great inequality in MS care among American patients, depending on where they receive healthcare, insurance coverage, and even age.
In an effort to narrow this gap and provide patients with trustworthy information about treatment options that they may not hear about through their non-specialist healthcare teams, Wondros helped MSAA envision a new digital tool. The goal was to encourage patients’ self-advocacy for better treatment through a navigable, comprehensive guide featuring unbiased, high-quality treatment information from leading MS experts.
MSAA trusted Wondros with the design of this crucial tool because we previously worked together to build a COVID-19 Navigator tool for MS patients.
“We are so pleased to once again collaborate with the innovative team at Wondros on such an important initiative for the MS community,” says MSAA President and CEO Gina Ross Murdoch. “MSAA’s Ultimate MS Treatment Guide is a one-of-a-kind resource to help people with multiple sclerosis learn about the numerous disease-modifying therapies available for MS. Choosing the appropriate treatment is a very complicated process and being able to easily view and compare the specifics on each medication is of tremendous help to people with MS and their families as they discuss treatment options with their physician. We are proud to offer this unique digital tool, which features engaging videos and a vast amount of information in a user-friendly format.”
How We Did It
Wondros found that this type of platform didn’t exist in the United States, so we looked far and wide to find benchmarks and conducted in-depth interviews with subject matter experts to understand the MSAA audience’s core needs and to define the product’s parameters.
“MSAA’s Ultimate MS Treatment Guide is a one-of-a-kind resource to help people with multiple sclerosis learn about the numerous disease-modifying therapies available for MS.”