Most of us know what a social network is and how useful it can be in improving communication between people that are separated by distances. You may also know about project management systems. They’re used to help companies, big and small, to organize themselves into efficient teams to accomplish just about any task - from developing new software applications to building a new commercial airliner. CareCarma brings these two concepts together. It enables families to develop a family team dedicated to a “project” designed to support the needs of a family member. CareCarma makes team formation simple and easy and then helps each team member to organize and coordinate their activities using a private social network and easy to use project management tools such as tasks, calendars, shared documents and real-time communication. For example, suppose your elderly mother or father needed more help taking care of their day-to-day needs so that they can continue to live independently in their own home, rather than having to move to an assisted living facility. CareCarma enables family members to setup a project to provide this support. It starts with a team leader who invites other family members, friends and health care professionals to become part of the team. Then, any team member can be responsible for planning and scheduling task and deliverables that provide this support, no matter how close or far away they may live from the people who need it.
CareCarma also integrates the best available hardware in order to improve communication and safety. For example CareCarma CoSMoS is a free download (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gennine.wearable.cosmos&hl=en) designed to work on a great new product called the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition (http://www.lg.com/us/smart-watches/lg-W200V-lg-watch-urbane-2nd-edition-verizon). You can find this product through your current mobile provider’s store. This smart watch, coupled with CoSMoS offers a complete communication solution, including the ability to make and receive calls and messages directly (i.e. you do not need to connect it to a mobile phone to make or receive a call or message).