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June 23, 2016

Samsung Chief Medical Officer to Keynote Third-Annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers

Global Electronics and Technology Giant Shares Vision for Improving Consumer Healthcare

Parks Associates today announced Dr. David Rhew, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Healthcare and Fitness, Samsung Electronics America, will deliver the morning keynote at the third-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, on September 1 at 9:45 a.m. The research firm will host this conference on August 30 - September 1 at the Omni San Diego Hotel in San Diego, California.

“More than 25% of U.S. broadband households are interested in a health/wellness coaching service, and Samsung has a been a leader in this space, with digital health initiatives that provide tools for developers and care providers to create health and wellbeing solutions for consumers,” said Harry Wang, Senior Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates. “We are thrilled that Samsung will present a keynote at the Connected Health Summit, and we look forward to learning more about their healthcare technology strategies for today’s connected consumer.”

Consumer Interest in using Health/Wellness Coaches

"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 provides executives with in-depth analysis and discussion on the implications of the connected healthcare revolution and the resulting consumerization of healthcare. Annette Brüls, President, Diabetes Service and Solutions, Medtronic, will also present a keynote at the event.

Parks Associates’ connected health research shows:

  • Over 30% of U.S. broadband households own and use at least one connected health or wellness device.
  • About 40-45% of consumers with chronic conditions have used at least one health app.
  • More than 50% of consumers are aware of wellness benefits that come with their health insurance plan.
  • One-third of consumers are comfortable with designing a care plan for themselves.
  • 35% of consumers are comfortable with selecting a health monitoring device for personal use.

Conference sponsors include ARM, Care Innovations, Honeywell, PokitDok, Z-Wave, and ZigBee.

Confirmed speakers for the event 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

“The healthcare industry is beginning to explore more advanced segmentation techniques in order to develop and deploy successful consumer-focused solutions,” Wang said. “In the past, it employed risk stratification methods to segment patients based on claim costs and health status. The shortcoming of this approach is obvious – it ignores human motivational factors and patients’ desire to be reached and engaged.”

Parks Associates has studied the digital health sector since 2006, analyzing the development of the market and implications for multiple connected home industries. The Connected Health Summit agenda reflects this long-term expertise, covering all aspects of consumer engagement strategies, including insights into back-end technology solutions, regulations, and consumer-facing health devices and apps.

Registration 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.