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September 2, 2015

AT&T, Cerner, CVS Health, Humana, and Kaiser Permanente to Keynote Parks Associates’ second-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers

Executive conference focuses on connected health technologies driving changes in consumer behaviors,September 9-10 in San Diego

Parks Associates today confirmed the keynote lineup for the second-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers. Executives from AT&T, Cerner, CVS Health, Humana, and Kaiser Permanente will address new technologies and best practices in the healthcare space to increase engagement among connected consumers.

“By 2019, almost seven million people in the U.S. will benefit from connected health monitoring solutions for their chronic conditions, but solutions must be engaging to realize their full benefits,” said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. “Our Connected Health Summit keynotes are from influential companies driving the industry’s agenda, and they will bring valuable insights into strategies for the connected healthcare market.”

Over 250 executives from key healthcare stakeholders, technology companies, broadband service providers, and retail markets will attend the event at the Omni San Diego Hotel, September 9-10. Parks Associates analysts will moderate all sessions and present new consumer research on interest in and adoption of connected health solutions. The keynote schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, September 9

  •  9: 45 a.m. - John Mattison, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer & Assistant Medical Director, Kaiser Permanente, will present the opening keynote “Connected Health, the Plecosystem, and the Gift Economy.” He will discuss the impact from the emergence of the multiplatform ecosystem, aka the plecosystem, including innovation opportunities in the connected health markets.
  • 11:45 a.m. - Kristine Mullen, Vice President, Wellness Strategies & Solutions, Humana, will present the keynote “Wellness 3.0: Creating a Culture of Wellness to Increase Health & Productivity.” She will share best practices for making the consumer experience in healthcare pleasant, engaging, easy to manage, and targeted to the individual.
  •  4:00 p.m. - Steve Burger, Area Vice President of Business Development & Connected Health, Internet of Things (IoT) Organization, AT&T, will present the afternoon keynote “Mobilizing Healthcare.” He will address the market shift to a consumer-driven care model and new strategies in health and wellness that are empowering consumers.

Thursday, September 10

  • 9:45 a.m. - Tobias Barker, MD, Vice President of Medical Operations, CVS/MinuteClinic, CVS Health, will present the opening day keynote “Using Technology to Connect the Dots in the Retail Health Space.” He will provide insight into the retail healthcare model and ways to use technology to expand points of access while connecting with existing healthcare systems.
  • 11:45 a.m. - Mike Heckman, Vice President, Population Health Services, Cerner Corporation, will present the closing keynote “Connecting What Matters in Health and Care.” He will address strategic approaches as well as the role of multiple stakeholders, such as consumers, employers, and health systems, in creating a culture that supports health improvements for the population in the U.S. and around the world.

“We are constantly exploring new ways to bring the most advanced medical technology to our patients in the retail clinic setting and improve the efficiency of the care we deliver,” said Tobias Barker, MD, Vice President of Medical Operations, CVS/MinuteClinic, CVS Health. “With increased patient demand anticipated in future years as a result of the Affordable Care Act, the primary care physician shortage and other factors, telehealth will allow us to extend services to a greater number of patients while continuing to offer exceptionally high-quality care.”

“Collaboration and connectedness have always been central to community health,” said John Mattison, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer & Assistant Medical Director, Kaiser Permanente. “Digital technologies and avatars will amplify that connectedness and health.  Several pioneers in the gift economy are blazing trails for using digital technology to improve health while reducing social inequities.  We can and should nurture these models of ‘compassionate digital science.’”

“At Humana, we enable people to live happier, healthier lives through personalized, simple solutions that inspire and motivate them,” said Kristine Mullen, Vice President, Wellness Strategies & Solutions, Humana. “By reaching consumers with engaging, pleasant, and targeted solutions that pair the connected health experience and their personal experience, we can all work to empower consumers to achieve their best health.”

Connected Health Sponsors include CEA, Tata Consultancy Services, Validic, Care Innovations, Higi, Humana, MDLIVE, Alarm.com, Lowe's, ROC-Connect, Teladoc, Z-Wave, ZigBee Alliance, iTriage, MivaTek, and the National Sleep Foundation.

Media and organizations supporting the event include Validation Institute, BPI Network, Clinical Innovation + Technology, CoPE, Conference Guru, Disruptive Women in Health Care, EHR Intelligence, FierceHealthCare, FierceHealthIT, FierceMobileHealthcare, FiercePharma, GII, Healthcare Tech Talk, HealthIT Analytics, HealthIT Interoperability, iTelemedicine, Managed Care, mHealth Intelligence, Mind Commerce, PharmaVoice, SFBayEventsList.com, StartUp Health, Story of Digital Health, Telehealth & Telecare Aware, TeleMental Health Institute, The Journal of mHealth, and ZigBee Alliance.

Registration is open, and media are invited to secure a press pass. For more information about Connected Health Summit, visit www.connectedhealthsummit.com. Follow the conference on Twitter at @CONN_Health_Smt and #ConnectedHealth15. To schedule a meeting with an analyst or speaker, contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com, 720.987.6614.

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 ninth 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. www.connectedhealthsummit.com

Follow the event on Twitter at @CONN_Health_Smt.