October 10, 2023
Jo Ravelingien
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A digital care pathway for Multiple Sclerosis

Globally, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) affects over 2.3 million people. Navigating the journey of MS is often a complex process for both patients and healthcare providers. Patients encounter various challenges, from a long time to diagnosis to the daily management of physical and cognitive symptoms. Moreover, the psychosocial aspects of MS, such as feelings of isolation and depression, further complicate their experience.

Healthcare providers encounter their own set of challenges. The task of coordinating care across multiple disciplines, assimilating diverse data sources, and ensuring efficient resource management is essential. The need for real-time patient monitoring further emphasises the importance of seamless care, which, if unmet, can lead to fragmented patient experiences.

However, the rise of digital health technologies offers promising solutions. These technologies facilitate quicker diagnosis, enable remote follow-ups by a multidisciplinary care team, and offer continuous support for patients.

In collaboration with neurologists, Remecare has developed transmural care pathways for MS. These pathways aim to deliver high-quality, patient-focused MS care. They are designed to support hospitals in integrating this approach into their daily operations, ultimately driving consistent improvements in care quality and continuity.

The core objective of the standard MS care pathway is to enable healthcare professionals—from general practitioners to neurologists and rehabilitation specialists—to adjust treatments to individual patient needs efficiently.

Once enrolled by their neurologist, patients begin their journey with the Remecare pathway. They are introduced to the Remecare app on their smartphones. This app not only reminds patients to adhere to their MS medication schedules but also invites them to share vital data and personal experiences related to their home-based treatments.

As treatment outcomes are highly dependent on treatment adherence, monitoring medication compliance and rehabilitation progress is crucial. Advanced algorithms merge trends in relevant parameters with logged symptoms. This ensures efficient triage to the appropriate healthcare provider and allows for a closer look into specific complaints and potential disease progression by means of more targeted questionnaires.

Healthcare providers know exactly which patients need attention thanks to the automated triage. This information allows them to optimise their time during consultations, gain a clearer understanding of patient experiences outside of hospital settings, and make informed care decisions.


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