Thursday, August 10, 2017

60% of U.S. broadband households are interested in remote care online or by telephone

Smart Home Opportunities for Health a Key Focus at Connected Health Summit

Parks Associates today announced connected health research for on-demand care showing 60% of U.S. broadband households are interested in remote care that would take place online or by telephone. The research firm will examine how smart home technology can positively impact quality of life for aging consumers and facilitate independent living during the workshop “Success in the Connected Health Market: Consumer Insights and Best Practices.” The pre-show workshop will be held on Tuesday, August 29, prior to the opening reception for the fourth-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers at the Omni San Diego Hotel.

“As the consumer-focused transformation in healthcare broadens, more care will be delivered in non-acute settings, including in people’s homes,” said Elizabeth Parks, SVP, Parks Associates. “At this workshops, we will address the tremendous potential for home-based health and wellness solutions as well as independent living products and services to expand opportunities in the smart home and IoT.”

Interest in Remotely Interacting with Medical Professionals

The workshop, taking place from 1:00-5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29, will examine the emerging use cases that leverage smart home infrastructure for connected health experiences, including remote health monitoring, personal safety monitoring, virtual coaching, and lifestyle tracking for wellness improvement.  The pre-conference workshop features analyst insights, industry perspectives on healthcare challenges, and discussions on IoT solutions that best engage consumers and caregivers and meet the business goals of healthcare providers and insurers.

The workshop includes the following sessions:

  • Managing Consumer Experience in Preventive Care
  • Marrying Behavioral Change Theories with Practices: Lessons Learned
  • Smart Home for Health: Where are the Opportunities?
  • Success Stories: Leveraging Mobile to Improve Patient Engagement
  • Pay for Performance: Which Payment Model Works to Your Advantage?
  • Navigate the Regulatory and Reimbursement Environment
  • The Chronic Care Continuum: A VC’s Perspective

Participating speakers in the workshop include:

  • Sam Adams, IBM Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor, Technical Lead for Global Aging Initiative, IBM
  • William Betten, Director of Business Solutions, Devicix, by Nortech Systems
  • Kyra Bobinet, CEO-founder, engagedIN
  • John Gardner, Partner, Nokia Growth Partners
  • Chris Nicholson, Chief Executive Officer, mPulse Mobile
  • Trishan Panch, Chief Medical Officer, WellFrame
  • Kristen Ratcliff McGovern, Partner, Sirona Strategies 
  • Kim Tyrrell-Knott, Partner, Epstein Becker Green

Following the workshop will be the opening reception for the Connected Health Summit, including a baseball game outing, San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants, sponsored by AARP.

The fourth-annual Connected Health Summit provides in-depth analysis and discussion on the implications of the connected healthcare revolution and the resulting consumerization of healthcare. Confirmed keynotes for the event include executives from Aetna Digital, Geisinger Health System, Sharecare Inc., and UnitedHealthcare.

Conference sponsors include Independa, iQor, Reemo Health, AARP,, BodiMetrics, Macadamian, mPulse Mobile, PokitDok, ULE Alliance, Vivify Health, Z-Wave, California HealthCare Foundation, Best Buy, LivingWell@Home, Rapid Response Monitoring, Sidebench, Freeus, and MobileHelp Healthcare.

Registration is open for the workshop and Connected Health Summit, and media are invited to attend. For more information, visit To schedule an interview with an analyst or to request specific research data, please contact Julia Homier at, 972-996-0214.

About Connected Health Summit: Consumer Engagement and Innovation

Connected Health Summit, hosted by international research firm Parks Associates, is an executive conference focused on the impact of connected devices and IoT healthcare solutions on consumers at home. In its tenth year, Connected Health Summit brings senior industry leaders together from all aspects of the consumer experience ecosystems to provide insights on new business models, IoT technologies, consumer behaviors, and deployments relevant to consumer healthcare solutions.

The conference features Parks Associates quarterly consumer readdresses opportunities for new solutions in the care giving and senior markets and the wellness markets. This includes smart home platforms, on-demand services, voice assistants, and wearables, to empower consumers, caregivers, and providers and to meet the growing demand for services in independent living, chronic care management, remote access to care, and wellness and fitness solutions.

Follow the event on Twitter at @CONN_Health_Smt.

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