Thursday, July 13, 2017

Connected Health Summit to address convergence of medical technology and connected health

Fourth-annual conference includes keynotes by Aetna, Geisinger Health System, Sharecare, and UnitedHealth Group

Parks Associates today announced new research showing consumer adoption of connected health products has reached a new high in 2017. More than 40% of U.S. broadband households now own a connected health product, up from 37% in 2016 and 33% in 2015. Parks Associates will address the convergence of medical technology and connected health at the fourth-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, August 29-31 in San Diego.

“The steady increase in consumer adoption of connected health products bodes well for the ongoing healthcare practice transformation,” said Harry Wang, Senior Director of Research, Parks Associates. “At the Connected Health Summit, we will examine the latest trends and opportunities in the med-tech industry and how the evolving healthcare industry can transform patient experiences.”

Overall Adoption of Connected Health Devices | Parks Associates

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 UnitedHealth Group.

In the session “Pursuing Value-Based Care to Deliver Superior Outcomes,” 10:45 a.m. on August 30, healthcare providers and their technology solution providers present successful strategies in delivering patient care in a value-based payment environment and share their perspective on the roles of technology solutions in transforming care practices and patient experience. Speakers include:

“At Alignment Healthcare, we are using technology to connect all aspects of member care in real time—linking our physicians, specialists, and case managers together through our command center,” said Arta Bakshandeh, Senior Medical Officer, Alignment Healthcare. “This has allowed us to deliver true value for our patients by moving the burden of care coordination away from patients and back where it should be: in the hands of medical professionals.”

“Having the technology that provides accurate information to the point of care is one key to changing the way we deliver care, driving value and better outcomes through process excellence,” said Stephen Morgan, SVP and Chief Medical Information Officer, Carilion Clinic. “The ability to have accurate, actionable data at the point of care enhances our clinicians’ ability to engage their patients in their care, leading to a better patient experience and improved outcomes.”

The session “Convergence of Medical Technology and Connected Health,” 8:45 a.m. on August 31, addresses the latest trends and challenges in the med-tech industry and the successes and lessons learned by players that are building digital solutions to transform patient experiences. Speakers include:

  • Casper de Clercq, General Partner, Norwest Venture Partners
  • Ranndy Kellogg, President and CEO, Omron Healthcare, Inc.
  • Eric Rock, CEO and Founder, Vivify Health
  • Karsten Russell-Wood, Director, Marketing, Philips

“At the Connected Health Summit, Omron Healthcare will address the possibilities presented by the convergence of the most portable, clinically accurate heart health monitors ever developed, apps that track critical health data and share with providers in real-time and the potential of analytics and artificial intelligence to allow us to become more predictive and effective in prevention of cardiac events,” said Ranndy Kellogg, president and CEO, Omron Healthcare. “Our Going for Zero mission to eradicate heart attack and stroke requires a new level of partnership, recruitment, and collaboration. We will be sharing new insights into how we are making those connections and advancing toward our goal.”

Event sponsors include Independa, iQor, Reemo Health, California HealthCare Foundation, MobileHelp Healthcare,, Macadamian, PokitDok, ULE Alliance, Vivify Health, and Z-Wave.

Parks Associates is accepting submissions for speakers for Connected Health Summit. Registration is open, and media are invited to attend. For more information, 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 ninth annual Connected Health Summit: Independent Living and Wellness will feature an in-person conference in September 2022 and virtual sessions on January 20: Health and Home: State of the Market; March 24: Telehealth and Remote Monitoring: Health to Home; June 16: Smart Home and Health: Modern Living; and October 6: Seniors and Caretakers: Living

Follow the event on Twitter at @CONN_Health_Smt.

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