Thursday, March 24, 2016

AARP, Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions, mPulse Mobile, Qualcomm Life, and Samsung to participate at Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers

Parks Associates announces session topics and advisory board participants for Third-Annual Connected Health Summit

Parks Associates announced that the third-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers will be held August 30 - September 1, 2016, at the Omni Hotel San Diego, with executives from AARP, Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions, mPulse Mobile, Qualcomm Life, and Samsung participating on this year’s advisory board.

New Parks Associates research shows almost one-third of U.S. consumers 65 or older own and use a connected health device. The most commonly used devices are exercise equipment, blood pressure cuffs, and fitness trackers. The three-day Connected Health Summit, led by the firm’s Digital Health Research Director Harry Wang, addresses successful approaches in the deployment of these connected healthcare products and services, including strategies for hardware and solution providers to win the support of payers and other healthcare customers.

 Parks Associates - connected health device usage consumer research 

“2016 is a turning point for both connected health players and the consumers using their solutions,” said Harry Wang, Mobile and Digital Health Research Director, Parks Associates. “Healthcare is an interconnected industry, and the continued expansion of the connected home concept and the consumer-based Internet of Things (IoT) is growing the ‘opportunity footprint’ for health solutions.”

Confirmed 2016 Advisory Board Participants include:

  • Jeff Makowka, Director, Market Innovation, AARP
  • James R. Mault, M.D., F.A.C.S., VP and Chief Medical Officer, Qualcomm Life
  • John Vander Meulen, General Manager, Commercial Markets, Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions
  • Christopher Nicholson, Chief Executive Officer, mPulse Mobile, Inc.
  • David C. Rhew, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Head of Healthcare and Fitness, Samsung Electronics America

The agenda includes a focus on the role of healthcare in the connected home; impact of technology innovations and disruptions; success stories in expanding accountability and consumer engagement; and, transformative business models for providers. Session topics:

Technology Strategies

Innovative Devices for Consumer Care: IoT and Healthcare Services 

Enabling Better Care: Integrated technology and Data Platforms 

Sensors and IoT technologies for Connected Care 

Consumer Engagement

Effective Population Health management Strategies: Success and Lessons learned 

Engaging Caregivers for Coordinated Care 

Bring Doctors to your Home: Virtually and in Person

Business Strategies and Partnerships

Partnerships in the Connected Health and IoT Market: Do’s and Don’ts

From Selling Products to Selling an Integrated Care Experience 

From Fee-for-Service to Pay-for-Performance: Transition Success Stories 

Disruptive Business Models

IoT: Integrating Smart Home Solutions into Connected Health Experience 

Everything Disruptive: What Can Consumers Expect From Care Innovators 

Venture Capital and Investment Trends in Consumer Health 

Parks Associates is accepting submissions for speakers for the event. For more information on participating, visit

About Connected Health Summit: Consumer Engagement and Innovation

Parks Associates’ Connected Health Summit is an executive conference focused on the impact of connected devices and IoT healthcare solutions on consumers at home.

Connected Health Summit provides insights on consumer behaviors and changing demands driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and new business models, IoT technologies, and deployments emerging to target these new needs. The conference addresses opportunities for new solutions, including smart home platforms, on-demand services, voice assistants, and wearables, to empower consumers, caregivers, and providers with new insight into patient health and to meet the growing demand for services in independent living, chronic care management, remote access to care, and wellness and fitness.

The eighth annual Connected Health Summit: Independent Living and Wellness will feature virtual sessions throughout 2021, including January 27, April 14, June 30, August 31, September 1, and December 1.

Follow the event on Twitter at @CONN_Health_Smt.

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