"virtual care" articles

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...
International research firm Parks Associates announces the advisory board for its seventh annual Connected Health Summit: Independent Living & Wellness that will take place on September 1-3, 2020 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California. The executive conference examines smart home platforms, on-demand services, voice assistants, and wearables that empower consumers, caregivers, and providers with new insight into patient health. Recent research from Parks...
As connected technology continues to evolve and mature, device manufacturers and service providers are expanding their purview beyond early adopters to a rapidly growing segment of the population – seniors. Companies with a footprint in the home are looking to the senior segment to expand their user bases, product sales, and service revenues. Service providers are searching for new revenue streams to offset losses from the decline in pay-TV subscriptions, and as younger consumers...
Content submitted by Connected Health Summit sponsor Nortek Numera from Nortek Security and Control LLC  is a leading provider of personal emergency response systems in U.S. with the advanced fall detection and cloud service. Industry insights from Ko Matsuo, Product Line Manager, Numera. Nortek is a sponsor of our 2020 Connected Health Conference .    How quickly is the connected health device market growing? What is driving growth?...
Parks Associates is excited to highlight women in healthcare speaking at the 6th-annual Connected Health Summit from August 27-29, 2019 in San Diego. Connected Health Summit explores new strategies and innovations that will expand and improve independent living solutions for consumers and caretakers, including innovative monitoring and smart home solutions. The conference examines consumer adoption and usage of connected health technologies and key adjacencies between smart home,...
According to Parks Associates research, the percentage of broadband households not intending to purchase a smart home device due to security and privacy concerns has increased from 21% in Q1 2017 to 32% in Q1 2018. Further, more than one-fourth of U.S. broadband households strongly agree that it’s impossible to keep their personal data away from unauthorized users. Security and privacy concerns are clearly becoming top of mind for many connected consumers. As the number of...
Written by Alexa Saldana, Research Intern at Parks Associates Millions of Americans experience chronic pain and the challenges that follow with managing and mitigating discomfort. Parks Associates’ 360 View: Health and Independent Living finds that 60% of heads of U.S. broadband households have a chronic condition. Medical device manufacturers are looking to optimize user-friendly devices that benefit patients and providers. Medtronic, one of the largest medical device...
Blog Post Submitted by ForgeRock Technology and health leaders Arm, ForgeRock, Philips, and Qualcomm Life, along with innovative healthcare startups Sparsa and US TrustedCare, today announced a collaborative effort focused on enhancing data from medical devices to enable more trustworthy data sourcing and consented patient-information sharing. Under the banner “ OpenMedReady ,” the companies have created a framework designed to complement existing standards in remote...

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