Monday, August 27, 2018

Parks Associates’ Fifth-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers this week addresses independent living and wellness, consumerization of healthcare

34% of U.S. broadband households are interested in health support services

Research firm Parks Associates will host the fifth-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, August 28-30 in San Diego at the Grand Hyatt Manchester, featuring keynotes from, IBM Watson Health, Providence St. Joseph Health, Qualcomm Life, and Uber Health anda special session featuring Independa and Dish Network. The conference will examine consumer adoption and usage of connected health technologies and their expansion into the smart home, healthcare, and independent living ecosystems.

Thirty-four percent of U.S. broadband households are interested in at least one health support service, like a personal health coach or an app that collects health data,” said Elizabeth Parks, SVP, Parks Associates. “Consumer healthcare concerns are increasing and smart home and IoT technologies can help consumers better manage the healthcare experience. At Connected Health Summit, we will discuss strategies to deliver on these expectations.”

Strong Interest in Health Services

“Recent innovations have redefined the relationship between consumers and the smart space they live in,” said Shawn Barry, VP, Strategic Sales, “We now capture insightful data and facilitate perpetual awareness, which are driving proactive care models to improve patient outcomes and lower the cost of care.”

Parks Associates will host a pre-show workshop, “Independent Living and Wellness: A Growing Opportunity” on August 28, followed by a networking baseball game at Petco Park, sponsored by MDLIVE.

Keynote speakers:


Additional research from Parks Associates:

  • 46% of U.S. broadband households own a connected health device
  • 28% of U.S. broadband households use a health, medical, or wellness app
  • 50% of caregivers are interested in home independent living features for family
  • 23% of U.S. broadband households own a wrist-worn connected health device
  • 75% of smart watch owners use their device daily
  • Approximately 29 million U.S. broadband households currently own a sleep tracking product


The 2018 Advisory Board includes executives from Best Buy; Care Innovations, an Intel company; Comcast; EarlySense Inc.; GreatCall; Life365; MDLIVE; Mosaic Growth Partners; Omron Healthcare; Orbita; Providence St. Joseph Health; and Walmart.

Parks Associates recently announced as the exclusive registration and charging station sponsor for Connected Health Summit. Independa is the sponsor for the networking reception on August 29. Event Sponsors include Independa, Rapid Response Monitoring, MDLIVE,, BodiMetrics, ForgeRock, GiftCard Partners, Nortek Security & Control, Personal Connected Health Alliance, Qualcomm Ventures, Z-Wave, and Pathway OME.

Event Supporters include Antenna, B2 Group,, Best Web Design Agencies, CIO Applications, Conference Guru, Consortium for Patient Engagement (CoPE), Crowd Reviews, Consumer Technology Association, FierceHealthcare, FierceHealthIT, FiercePharma, HME News, HomeGrid Forum, Home Health Technology News, HomeToys, Innovation & Tech Today, Intelligent Health Association, IoT Consortium, ISE Magazine, LonMark International, Managed Care Magazine, Method, Personal Connected Health Alliance, PATH Health, PharmaVoice, RTC Media, San Diego EDC, Small Cell Forum, Startup Health, TD The Market Publishers, Telebehavioral Health Institute, TelcoProfessionals, Telehealth & Telecare Aware, The Journal of mHealth, The MedTech Strategist,, Vertical Web Media, Visibility Magazine, and Wi-Fi Alliance.

Registration is open, and media are invited to attend. To schedule an interview with an analyst or to request specific data, contact Julia Homier at, 972-996-0214.

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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