Better understanding MS
Patient information currently exists in diverse forms (such as lab tests or MRIs) and may be collected in different ways by different MS centers. With such variations, it is difficult to meaningfully compare information from across the MS population and to identify underlying trends.
To help address these variations, components of MS PATHS are integrated into routine office visits at participating MS centers. Relevant patient data are generated and collected for research in an efficient and standardized way.
With the aid of new technology, MS PATHS aims to overcome the challenges of accurately and consistently monitoring subtle changes in various aspects of MS over time, providing a more holistic view of MS.