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International research firm Parks Associates  will host the fourth-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers , August 29-31 at the Omni Hotel in San Diego, CA. The event will analyze the roles of connected health technologies and innovations in driving changes in consumer behaviors and business models and is focused on data-driven, human-centric patient experience and engagement. Early registration  for the three-day event, which includes a pre-show research...
The health insurer industry recognizes that the current way of doing business is not sustainable long term. Insurers either keep shifting more cost to consumers, resulting in consumers directly doing business with care providers, or they kept raising premiums, bankrupting consumers, and eventually causing their own demise—either out of business or government moves in to create a single payer system. As current thinking goes, insurers want to change their role from a gatekeeper...
New research by Parks Associates reveals that only 36% of U.S. consumers living in broadband households know that their employer offers a sponsored wellness program. Among them, more than half choose not to use these programs. Parks Associates will address the digital health market at the third-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers , August 30 – September 1 in San Diego. The event focuses on remote health monitoring and care management for accountable care;...
Last week, over 200 executives in the connected health space gathered at Parks Associates' second-annual Connected Health Summit in San Diego to assess market trends, technology advancements, and consumer engagement strategies. Several common themes emerged across panels during the two-day conference, all of which point in a single direction – progress. This year, panelists spoke less about trials and how to get solutions off the ground, and spoke more about refining methods,...
Parks Associates digital health research reveals 25% of U.S. broadband households are interested in using a health portal to review doctors’ notes and nearly one-fifth would like to receive an electronic checklist after a doctor or hospital visit.  Consumer interest in broader communications with doctors and health professionals is growing. Additional Parks Associates digital health research shows: Over 50% of U.S. broadband households use two or more patient...
Is connected health the future of healthcare? Parks Associates digital health research shows consumers are adopting an ever-increasing number of tools and services that help them measure, track, and better understand their personal health and wellness.  Nearly 30% of U.S. broadband households own a connected health device , and 12% own more than one of these devices.  Jennifer Kent , Director, Research Quality & Product Development at Parks Associates, recently...
In its  King v. Burwell decision, the Supreme Court decided on June 25, 2015, that the Federal Government can provide subsidies to qualified people who buy health insurance on the Federal exchanges in states where the state government declined to set up such an exchange. Because most ACA (Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare) requirements are interconnected, the elimination of subsidies in states that have Federally-run exchanges would have crippled the health exchange markets and let...
New research from Parks Associates shows smartwatch sales will reach almost 18 million units worldwide in 2014 and 121 million in 2018. Furthermore, the number of connected digital trackers sold worldwide rose from 6.6 million in 2012 to 13.6 million in 2013 and will double again in 2014 to exceed 22 million. By Parks Associates' estimates, connected trackers will account for 52% of all digital fitness tracker unit sales in 2014 and reach 81% by 2018 (66 million units)....

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