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August 26, 2016

23% of chronic-care patients struggle to exercise regularly

Research firm will address implications of new research at Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers in the session “Bring Doctors to Your Home: Virtually and In Person”

New digital health research by Parks Associates shows that 23% of chronic-care patients report it is very difficult for them to exercise regularly and 19% struggle to maintain a prescribed diet. Parks Associates notes that new smart healthcare devices and apps, as well as remote monitoring solutions by caregivers, could help these patients adhere to their healthcare plans.

“The growing availability of virtual care options such as telephonic consultation and video chat has given some care services an on-demand aspect similar to Netflix, Uber, or GrubHub,” said Harry Wang, Senior Research Director, Parks Associates. “This approach, which is supported by the development of smart home solutions, will provide real value to patients with chronic conditions and help improve outcomes by following care plans and interacting more frequently with their doctors.”

Extreme Difficulty Completing Health Tasks

Parks Associates will host the third-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, August 30 - September 1 at the Omni Hotel in San Diego. The event, which features keynotes from HumanaVitality, Medtronic, Samsung, and Walmart, focuses on remote health monitoring for accountable care, consumer-centric wellness and fitness solutions, independent living technologies and services, and innovative virtual/convenience care models.

Wang will moderate the session “Bring Doctors to Your Home: Virtually and In Person” at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 1. The session will examine the virtual care industry, disruptive business models, and interest among care providers and health insurers in expanding on-demand experiences within their care services.

Speakers for the session include:

  • Ray Costantini, MD, Co-Founder & CEO, Bright.md
  • Henry DePhillips, MD, FAAFP, Chief Medical Officer, TelaDoc
  • Sander Duncan, Vice President of Business Development, Pager
  • Dr. Sanjay Patil, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, MDLIVE, Inc.
  • Jon Pearce, CEO and Co-founder, Zipnosis

"We continue to see virtual care gravitate and evolve towards evidence-based medicine," said Jon Pearce, CEO and Co-founder, Zipnosis. "We've also seen virtual care increasingly integrate within health system physician networks and technologies to ensure continuity of care. We're excited to support this revolution in patient care delivery and enable healthcare systems to further optimize patient outcomes."

Parks Associates research reveals over 60% of consumers in U.S. broadband households have a chronic condition, including obesity, high cholesterol, and hypertension. Failure to adhere to treatment plans in exercise and diet increases the health risks and treatment costs for these conditions.

Brad Russell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates, will moderate the session “Integrating Smart Home Solutions into Connected Health Experience” at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31. This panel will address ways IoT technologies can deliver healthcare experiences both passively and proactively. The speakers in this session will also explore areas of synergy with the health and wellness industries and debate the potential of new smart home players as partners to healthcare providers and health insurers.

Speakers for the session include:

  • Don Boerema, Chief Corporate Development Officer, ADT
  • Christian Garcia, CEO, Ubilogix representingZigBee Alliance
  • Darryl Jones, Senior Director of Strategic Marketing and Analytics, Zonoff, Inc.
  • Joe Liu, CEO, MivaTek
  • Lainie Muller, Director, Wellness, Alarm.com

“As smart home adoption increases and consumers become more familiar with the capabilities of connected devices, use cases expand into health and wellness offerings,” Russell said. “Medical alerts and emergency response monitoring, daily activity monitoring, and remote video-based communication and caregiving are a few of the early health-related applications that have been integrated with smart home providers.”

“The increased availability of connected health solutions in the home offers healthcare providers even more access to real time, reliable, medical grade data,” said Don Boerema, Chief Corporate Development Officer, ADT. “This will ultimately lead to better outcomes for patients, while also contributing to reductions in their healthcare costs.”

“We are accelerating the addition of unique health and wellness solutions to our smart home and consumer IoT platform,” said Darryl Jones, Senior Director Strategic Marketing and Analytics, Zonoff Inc. “The powerful combination of smart home and connected health delivers tremendous value to both caretakers and end users.”

“Better than voice-centric PERS service, Home8 offers free mobile-cloud video-integrated interactive healthcare alarm and awareness services to ensure seniors’ independent living, integrity of life, and peace of mind for your loved ones. These healthcare-related solutions and services are part of the home8 one-App interactive security, safety, video, energy management, and home automation ecosystem offering,” said Joe Liu, CEO, MivaTek. 

“Alarm.com has been a long-time pioneer in developing increasingly intelligent and adaptive smart home services, and our Wellness solution extends those innovations to enable independent living and to create new caregiving experiences,” said Lainie Muller, Director, Wellness, Alarm.com. “Wellness offers a complete solution for security, convenience, and awareness. With powerful data analytics we can also monitor behavior patterns and identify trends so caregivers can proactively address problems or emergencies.”

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 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 Harry Wang, Brad Russell, or another 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.