"patient engagement" articles

Some of the most interesting news to come out of CES this year had to do with virtual reality. With the upcoming release of the Windows Holographic System and VR headsets for around $300, it seems like 2017 may be the year that VR goes mainstream. But what does this mean for fitness and healthcare? One example of what we can expect in terms of fitness is VirZOOM. The VirZOOM platform includes a stationary bicycle that works in combination with a VR headset and accompanying software...
Terry Duesterhoeft , President & CEO, A&D Medical, provides insight on several key industry trends for Parks Associates’ 11th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit conference , which will be held January 5 at CES 2017 in Las Vegas: What is the most important next step to engage consumers in smart home solutions, connected entertainment services, and/or value-added services like tech support and connected health? For consumer engagement to occur in full, there needs to be...
Guest blog post by John Gardner and Walter Masalin, Nokia Growth Partners As obesity and leading a sedentary lifestyle has become more common across the western world, the consequences have started to show at scale. Preventable diseases have become more common, and in fact, the World Health Organization predicts that as much as 20% of the causes of deaths today are attributable to diseases that were either preventable in the first place or could have been managed to prolong life...
Before sharing her insights with the attendees of the 2016 Connected Health Summit , Mimi Winsberg MD, Medical Director, Psychiatry Lead at Ginger.io, shared her perspective on the future of the connected health market: What's new in 2016 that keeps you upbeat/optimistic about the connected health market? There is increasing corporate and consumer interest in mental health. Consumers who work in healthy environments are more likely to see mental health as a top...
Prior to speaking at the 2016 Connected Health Summit , Jeroen Brouwer, Director of Business Development and Sales at Philips, answered several key industry questions: What’s new in 2016 that keeps you upbeat/optimistic about the connected health market? I am very optimistic about the connected health market. We are leading an expansion in the connected health market towards medical grade devices (including the wearable). Also, there is a strong expansion towards...
Before speaking at the 2016 Connected Health Summit , we sat down with Karissa Price, President, Emerging Businesses Division of Healthways, to talk about key trends affecting the connected health market: What’s new in 2016 that keeps you upbeat/optimistic about the connected health market? Hospitals and physician groups are beginning to pay attention to the bundle paymens changes CMS is putting out there and are actively looking for innovative solutions to manage across...
Before attending the 2016 Connected Health Summit in San Diego, Sachin Chaudhry, Founder/CEO of TrustCircle, answered several industry questions: What's new in 2016 that keeps you upbeat/optimistic about the connected health market? We are in the sickcare age and not healthcare age. Exponential adoption of mobile phones and internet is the change agent helping us transition to healthcare age. The mobile information and communication technologies open up enormous...
Before the Connected Health Summit , we sat down with Richard Fury, formerly with TPMG Tech Group, to talk about his thoughts on the connected health market: What’s new in 2016 that keeps you upbeat/optimistic about the connected health market? Shift in strategy from remote monitoring to engagement. What’s the most effective strategy/approach you have seen that engages consumers for health and wellness behavioral changes? Transactions as incentives...

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