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Ahead of Parks Associates' upcoming Connected Health Summit on September 1-3, we asked Brenda Cass, Data Science Strategist for Validic and a speaker at the conference, to share her insights with us on today's connected health market: How has COVID-19 impacted the connected health markets? Primary care offices across the U.S. are seeing reductions in the patient volume of more than 50%, due to fear of contracting COVID-19. This is a huge opportunity for the connected...
Mark Dunning , Director of the Pension Benefits Group for the Care Planning Institute, will keynote at Parks Associates' Connected Health Summit this September. The Connected Health Summit is three-day executive conference focused on the impact of connected devices and IoT healthcare solutions on consumers at home. Ahead of the event, Mark shared his thoughts with us on the effect of COVID-19 on the connected health market and what healthcare and independent living...
Ahead of the upcoming Connected Health Summit , Dr. Donna O'Shea of UnitedHealthcare shared her thoughts with us on how COVID-19 has impacted the connected health markets and how connected health solutions have shifted in the last year. Join her at the Connected Health Summit on September 1-3. How has COVID-19 impacted the connected health markets? We’ve seen a 10-fold increase in telehealth visits this year compared to a year ago, so we know people are increasingly...
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust virtual solutions to the forefront of healthcare. Sweeping regulatory changes, combined with changing consumer preferences regarding in-person versus remote care, have created an enormous shift in the market, and very quickly. In the past 12 months, 41% of US broadband households used a telehealth service, nearly tripling year-over-year. Further, 83% of consumers who use telehealth services had their most recent telehealth visit paid either...
The COVID-19 crisis is significantly affecting broadband household behavior and spending. With record-level unemployment and continuing uncertainty about the future, consumers have cut discretionary spending and continue to be cautious about the economy, the start of school, and overall impact. While spending cuts affect most product categories, consumers continue spending on technology for productivity and entertainment. Purchase data from Parks Associates’ surveys show this...
 
by David Drury | Aug. 17, 2020
Tags: connected CE, COVID-19, digital health
Parks Associates’ seventh annual   Connected Health Summit: Consumer Engagement & Innovation  will take place virtually on September 1-3, 2020.  Th is executive conference focuses on the impact of connected devices and IoT healthcare solutions on consumers at home. Rob Schneider , Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations at OMRON Healthcare, Inc.  and a member of the event's advisory board, shares his insights on the effects of COVID-19 on...
The outbreak of COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the fitness and wellness market – due to social distancing and shelter in place orders, and with many gyms closed, a large percentage of consumers have been looking for alternative workout solutions. Our latest research shows that between Q1 2019 and Q1 2020, intention to purchase a smart watch rose from 13% of US BB Hhs to 20% of US BB Hhs. Over the past several years we’ve seen new innovations in technology that have...
On August 5th, telehealth pioneer Teladoc announced that it would be acquiring/merging with leader in diabetes management Livongo in a stock swap arrangement valued at $18.5B. This deal highlights how the telehealth - and overall medical landscape - has changed in 2020 as a result of COVID-19. Teladoc and Livongo Key Facts (source: Teladoc) Parks Associates has followed the connected health market for over a decade, watching its slow growth and acceptance in the...

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