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August 25, 2016

HumanaVitality, Medtronic, Samsung, and Walmart to keynote Parks Associates’ third-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers

Executive conference focuses on remote health monitoring and care management solutions

Parks Associates today confirmed the keynote lineup and a special interactive session on managing healthcare experiences for the third-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, August 30 - September 1 at the Omni Hotel in San Diego. Executives from CentraCare Health, HumanaVitality, Medtronic, Samsung, and Walmart will provide attendees with in-depth analysis on the implications of the connected healthcare revolution and discuss business strategies and case studies emerging from the consumerization of healthcare.

“Adoption of connected health or wellness devices has reached a new height in 2016, and so have mobile health apps,” said Harry Wang, Senior Research Director, Parks Associates. “At Connected Health Summit, we will present research that shows the transformational impact of connected health solutions on the U.S. health system and hear from key industry leaders on the consumer usage and technology innovations that are part of the IoT phenomenon.”

Over 300 executives will attend the event at the Omni Hotel in San Diego, including device makers and distributors, healthcare providers, insurance and health institutions, software and app developers, telecom and broadband service providers, technology enablers, brands and merchants, and mobile infrastructure providers. Parks Associates analysts will moderate all sessions and present the firm’s new digital health research. The keynote schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, August 31

Thursday, September 1

"With new advances in patient-driven technologies from smartphone apps to secure, easy-to-use wearable devices, healthcare providers are increasingly better able to treat, monitor, and communicate with patients of all ages. Whether in clinical settings, in their homes, or wherever their lives take them, patients can continue to do more of the things that are most important to them while improving their overall quality of care and personal independence,” said Dr. David Rhew, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Healthcare and Fitness at Samsung Electronics America. “I’m really looking forward to addressing the ways we’re working with partners to deploy new, revolutionary technologies and solutions that have proven to boost health outcomes and overall patient satisfaction.”

Connected Health Summit will also include a fireside chat with Kelly Macken-Marble, VP, Amulatory Care, CentraCare Health, at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31. “Best Strategy for Health Systems to Thrive in Value-based Care Model” will cover a range of topics about managing patient experience in and out of healthcare facilities.

“In this age of consumerism, the ability to engage with patients and the community when, where, and how they want to engage with us is becoming increasingly important and a foundation for population health organizations,” said Kelly Macken-Marble, VP, Amulatory Care, CentraCare Health.

Registration to Connected Health Summit is open, and media are invited to secure press passes. For more information visit, www.connectedhealthsummit.com. Follow the conference on Twitter at @CONN_Health_Smt and #CONNHealth16.

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.