Caring for a loved one who has recently left the hospital can be a daunting task. There are appointments that must be kept, medications that must be taken, and symptoms that need monitoring. Keeping track of these and other items can be difficult for caregivers, and if there is more than one person helping care for the patient, communication is key. CareTree is an internet-based product that gives caregivers and healthcare providers a platform to share information about a patient’s care. Users create an account on CareTree and then create a profile for the person receiving care. The profile includes the patient’s personal information, medications, as well as other legal documents, such as power of attorney or DNR.
From there, the user can invite other caregivers or family members to join for free. Those who are connected can share updates on the patient’s condition or care they have provided, which appear in the activity feed. They can also view the patient’s calendar to keep up with any upcoming appointments or other activities. They can also access important medical and legal documents that have been uploaded to the platform. Users can also set up notifications via email or text message to keep up with any changes and receive reminders for upcoming events. Healthcare providers can also contribute to the conversation.
CareTree integrates with most EHR systems, making it easy to share information with caregivers and other healthcare professionals. All of the data entered into CareTree is encrypted, stored, and handled with HIPAA compliant standards. Users can also customize privacy restrictions for each caregiver, deciding what information is shared with whom.
For more information about CareTree, go to CareTree.me.