January 2011 Archives : Thoughts from the "Good Patient"
We are pleased to be able to offer this software, designed specifically for patients and caregivers battling multiple myeloma. The Myeloma Managerï¿½ was developed by the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) to help patients and caregivers deal with the growing glut of information and constantly increasing complexity of myeloma treatment programs. It runs on the user's computer and stores all personal data on the user's computer. None of the user's data is transmitted to anyone. Access to the Myeloma Manager is password protected and the data is encrypted (scrambled) so that it cannot be accessed from outside of the Myeloma Managerï¿½.
At its core, the Myeloma Manager provides a tool to capture laboratory results and display and print tables and charts to show how those results change over time. Other features include automatic backup of your data each time you shut down the program, calendars, and graph features such as plotting multiple tests on one graph and time-scaled graphs. The software also includes real-time news feeds from the IMF web site and a reference shelf, with links to useful publications and web pages.
At this time, the Myeloma Manager is available for Windows computers running XP or Vista. It is not yet available for Macintosh, although this is planned for the future.
If you have installed a previous version, your data should transfer automatically. If you encounter any problems, please enter a comment here or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.