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August 16, 2016

Adoption of connected healthcare devices increases 40% since 2Q 2014

International research firm announces speakers and keynotes for third-annual Connected Health Summit

Parks Associates today announced new data showing the adoption of connected healthcare devices has reached 36% of U.S. broadband households as of 2Q 2016, marking a 40% increase since 2Q 2014. The international research firm will address the new data at the third-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, August 30 - September 1, in San Diego. More than 50 speakers, including keynotes by executives from HumanaVitality, Medtronic, Samsung, and Walmart, will participate at the conference.

“Rising consumerism of healthcare continues to be a transformative trend affecting the entire connected health industry,” said Harry Wang, Senior Research Director, Parks Associates. “At Connected Health Summit, we will spotlight four key areas impacting the U.S. health system, including remote health monitoring for accountable care, consumer-centric wellness and fitness solutions, independent living technologies and services, and innovative virtual/convenience care models.”

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Keynote speakers for the event include Annette Brüls, President, Diabetes Service and Solutions, Medtronic; Alex Hurd, Senior Director, Product Development, Growth and Payer Innovation -- Health & Wellness, Walmart; Dr. David Rhew, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Healthcare and Fitness, Samsung Electronics America; and Stuart Slutzky, Chief, Product Innovation, HumanaVitality.

“Connected Health Summit features leading voices from influential companies helping to navigate this complex industry,” Wang said. “More than 300 industry healthcare and technology leaders will attend the conference for an in-depth look at case studies for successful solutions.”

Confirmed speakers for Connected Health Summit include:

2016 Speakers


Annette Bruls - Medtronic - Connected Health Summit keynote

Annette Brüls
President, Diabetes Service and Solutions

David Rhew - Samsung - Connected Health Summit keynote

David Rhew
Chief Medical Officer and Head of Healthcare and Fitness
Samsung Electronics America

Alex Hurd

Senior Director, Product Development, Growth and Payer Innovation -- Health & Wellness


Stuart Slutzky

Chief, Product Innovation




David E. Albert, M.D., Founder & Chief Medical Officer, AliveCor

Andrew Altorfer, CEO, CirrusMD

Don Boerema, Chief Corporate Development Officer, ADT

Jeroen Brouwer, Director of Business Development and Sales, Philips

Sachin Chaudhry, Founder and CEO, TrustCircle

Ray Costantini, MD, Co-Founder & CEO, Bright.md

Ash Damle, Founder and CEO, Lumiata

Casper de Clercq, Partner, Norwest Venture Partners

Henry DePhillips, MD, FAAFP, Chief Medical Officer, TelaDoc

Kent Dicks, CEO, Life365

Sander Duncan, Vice President of Business Development, Pager

Michael Erben, Director of Sales, Multi-Tech Systems, Inc.

Bettina Experton, MD, MPH, President & CEO, HUMETRIX

Richard Fury, MD, Director, TPMG Tech Group

Dan Galles, Partner, Providence Ventures

Christian Garcia, CEO, Ubilogix representing ZigBee Alliance

John Gardner, Partner, Nokia Growth Partners

Dan Gebremedhin, MD, Principal, Flare Capital Partners

David Goldsmith, Chief Strategy Officer, WEGO Health

Marcus Grindstaff, Chief Operating Officer, Care Innovations

Dr. Alexander Grunsfeld, Director of Neurology, Sentara Healthcare

David Inns, CEO, GreatCall Inc.

Darryl Jones, Senior Director of Strategic Marketing and Analytics, Zonoff

Angie Kalousek Ebrahimi, Senior Manager, Wellness Market Solutions, Blue Shield of California

John Kao, CEO and President, Alignment Healthcare

Ranndy Kellogg, President & CEO, Omron Healthcare

Asif Khan, Founder & CEO, Caremerge

Ravi Kuppuraj, Chief Architect for Patient Care and Monitoring Solutions, Philips

Natalie Lawrence, Director of Business Development, PokitDok

Jonathan Leviss, M.D. FACP, Chief Medical Officer, AMC Health

Simon Longbottom, VP of Preventive Health, Nokia

Kelly Macken-Marble, VP, Ambulatory Care, CentraCare Health

Tom MacTavish, Assistant Professor, IIT Institute of Design

Jeff Makowka, Director, Market Innovation, AARP

James Mault, M.D., F.A.C.S., Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Qualcomm Life

Kristine Mullen, Vice President, Wellness Strategies & Solutions, Humana

Lainie Muller, Director, Wellness, Alarm.com

Lance Myers, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, Sentrian

Michel Nadeau, CEO, Tactio Health Group

Christopher Nicholson, CEO, mPulse Mobile

Dr. Sanjay Patil, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, MDLIVE, Inc. 

Jon Pearce, CEO and Co-founder, Zipnosis

Karissa Price, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, Healthways

Jim Pursley, Chief Commercial Officer, Livongo Health

Karthik Ranjan, Director Healthcare Technology, ARM

Eric Rock, CEO, Vivify Health

Kian Saneii, Founder & CEO, Independa, Inc.

Bill Scheffler, Director of NA Sales and Business Development, Sigma Designs/Z-Wave

Levi Shapiro, Founder, mHealth Israel

Dr. Khan Siddiqui, Chief Medical Officer & Chief Technology Officer, higi

Dr. Agnis Stibe, Social Engineer of Persuasive Wellbeing, MIT Media Lab

Dave Swartz, Co-Founder / President, Medl Mobile

John Vander Meulen, General Manager, Commercial Markets, Johnson & Johnson, Health and Wellness Solutions

Davide Vigano, CEO and Co-Founder, Sensoria, Inc.

Anne Weiler, Co-founder and CEO, Wellpepper

Mimi Winsberg MD, Medical Director, Psychiatry Lead, Ginger.io

Daniel Wong, VP of Sales, Marketing & PLM, MivaTek

Connected Health Summit spotlights health technologies as part of the Internet of Things (IoT) phenomenon and analyzes ways that connected health solutions can engage healthcare consumers and help transform the U.S. health system. Throughout the conference, Parks Associates will present new consumer research showing the rising consumerism in the U.S. healthcare market.

Conference sponsors include Independa, higi, ARM, Care Innovations, Healthways, Alarm.com, Honeywell, MEDL Mobile, MultiTech, New Fields Technologies, PokitDok, Z-Wave, ZigBee, the California Health Care Foundation, Bright.md, Medable, and Home8.

Registration is open and media are invited to attend. To schedule an interview with an analyst or request specific research, 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.