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Aug 17, 2017

John Cosgriff, Chief Strategy Officer, UnitedHealthcare, joins Aetna Digital, Geisinger Health System, and Sharecare as a Keynote at Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers

Parks Associates research finds 18% of consumers participate in at least one wellness program

Parks Associates today announced that John W. Cosgriff, Chief Strategy Officer, UnitedHealthcare,will keynote the upcomingConnected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, August 29-31 in San Diego, California. Previously confirmed keynote speakers include Saquib Rahim, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Aetna Digital; Dale Rayman, Senior VP, Actuarial Consulting & Business Development, Sharecare, Inc.; and Chanin Wendling, AVP, Informatics, Geisinger Health System.

The international research firm will host industry-leading executives to provide strategic insights into consumer engagement, care accountability, service innovations, and platform design for the successful deployment of connected healthcare solutions. New digital health research from Parks Associates shows that 18% of consumers in U.S. broadband households were participating in at least one wellness program early in 2017.

Overall Use of Wellness Apps and Wellness Programs

“Overall wellness program participation is low given the percentage of people showing concerns about their health. Our research shows roughly 60% of U.S. broadband households have at least one resident with a chronic condition,” said Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates. “To drive engagement and participation, insurers and employers would benefit from more aggressive promotions and more interactive program designs using smartphone apps and devices as well as personalized incentives.”

Confirmed speakers for Connected Health Summit include:

2017 Speakers


Aetna Keynote - Connected Health Summit 2017

Saquib Rahim, MD, MBA

Chief Medical Officer

Aetna Digital

UnitedHealth Keynote | Connected Health Summit 2017

John W. Cosgriff

Chief Strategy Officer


Dale Rayman - Sharecare keynote - Connected Health Summit

Dale Rayman

Senior Vice President, Actuarial Consulting & Business Development

Sharecare, Inc.

Geisinger Health Keynote - Connected Health Summit 2017

Chanin Wendling

AVP, Informatics
Geisinger Health System



Sam Adams, IBM Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor, Technical Lead for Global Aging Initiative, IBM

Andrew Altorfer, CEO, CirrusMD

Darlene Arbeit NFA, HFA, Chief Operating Officer, ALIVE SCIENCES

Arta Bakshandeh, Senior Medical Officer, Alignment Healthcare

Edmond Banayan, MBA, MSIMC, Co-Founder & CEO, Chronaly

Avi Barel, Business Development Director, ULE Alliance

Autumn Braswell, COO, Global Solutions, Marketing, LinQ, iQor

William Betten, Director of Business Solutions, Devicix by Nortech Systems

Kyra Bobinet, CEO-founder, engagedIN

Harvey Bogarat, VP of Business Development, Libertana

Jeff Cutler, Chief Revenue Officer, Tyto Care

Casper de Clercq, General Partner, Norwest Venture Partners

Ryan Connolly, CTO, Sensely

Barry Didato, Chief Investment Officer, The Innovation Institute

Steve Ditto, Chief Commercial Officer, Lantern

Chris Edwards, Chief Marketing & Experience Officer, Conversa Health

Guy Friedman, Co-Founder & CEO, SteadyMD, Inc.

John Gardner, Partner, Nokia Growth Partners

Veena Goel Jones, MD, Medical Director, Digital Patient Experience, Sutter Health

Kari Hall, VP, Global Software Services, ResMed

Chuck Hector, Chief Sales Officer, MDLIVE, Inc.

Jody Holtzman, SVP, Market Innovation, AARP

Olivier Hua, CEO, BewellConnect Corp

David Inns, CEO, GreatCall

Matthew Karls, Partner, Echo Health Ventures

Ranndy Kellogg, President and Chief Executive Officer, Omron Healthcare, Inc.

Sanjay Khurana, Vice President, Caregiving Products and Services, AARP

Steve Koenig, Senior Director, Market Research, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)

Phillip LaJoie, VP of Operations, 2bPrecise

Robert Lutz, VP Marketing & Business Development, Systech Corporation representing Z-Wave

Kelly Macken-Marble, Vice President, Population Health & Ambulatory Care, CentraCare Health

John Mattison, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, Kaiser

Sean McNamara, Manager of Health Partnerships, Garmin

Lainie Muller, Director Wellness, Alarm.com

Mikki Nasch, Co-founder, Evidation Health

Chris Nicholson, Chief Executive Officer, mPulse Mobile 

Dunnie Norman, SVP Sales, Vivify Health

Chris Otto, Senior Vice President, MobileHelp Healthcare

Trishan Panch, Chief Medical Officer, WellFrame

Andrew Parker, Founder & CEO, Papa

Sherrie Petersen, Director, LivingWell@Home, The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society

Scott Plewes, VP of User Experience, Macadamian

Karissa Price, Ph.D., Principal, GTM Strategies

Sreeram Ramakrishnan, Ph.D., VP – Health and Business Analytics, UPMC Insurance Services

Kristen Ratcliff McGovern, Partner, Sirona Strategies 

Karsten Russell-Wood, Director of Marketing, Philips

Adam Sabloff, CEO, Founder, VirtualHealth

Kian Saneii, Founder & CEO, Independa

Drew Schiller, CEO & Co-Founder, Validic

Corey Schmid, General Partner, Seven Peaks Ventures

Stuart Slutzky, Chief, Product Innovation, Humana Wellness Solutions

Kevin L. Smith, DNP, FNP, FAANP, Chief Clinical Officer, Zipnosis, Inc

Chris Talbot, Vice President, Qualcomm

Ian Tong, Chief Medical Officer, Doctor On Demand

Nathan Treloar, President and COO, Orbita Health

Kim Tyrrell-Knott, Partner, Epstein Becker Green 

John Valiton, CEO, Reemo Health

Anthony Versarge, Head of Product, Health and Wellness, Comcast

Patrick Wheelock, SVP of Strategic Partnerships, PokitDok, Inc.

Kevin Yamazaki, Chief Executive Officer, Sidebench

Michael Zagami, Vice President of Health Engagement Design, Eliza Corporation



Event sponsors include Independa, iQor, Reemo Health, AARP, Alarm.com, BodiMetrics, Macadamian, mPulse Mobile, PokitDok, ULE Alliance, Vivify Health, Z-Wave, California HealthCare Foundation, Best Buy, LivingWell@Home, Rapid Response Monitoring, Sidebench, Freeus, and MobileHelp Healthcare.

Event Supporters include Antenna, B2 Group, BestSEOS.com, Best Web Design Agencies, CIO Applications, CIOReview, Conference Guru, CoPE, Crowd Reviews, CTA, ES Outlook, FierceHealthcare, FierceHealthIT, FiercePharma, Finpro, Healthcare Dive, Home Health Technology News, Hometoys, i-Home, Innovation & Tech Today, Intelligent Health Association, Internet Health Management, IoT Consortium, LonMark International, Managed Care Magazine, Open Connectivity Foundation, Open Mobile Alliance, Personal Connected Health Alliance, PharmaVoice, RHCC, RTC Magazine, Smart Insights, Springboard, Telebehavioral Health Institute, Telecompaper, Telehealth & Telecare Aware, The MedTech Strategist, The Journal of mHealth, topSEOS.com, Visibility Magazine, and Wi-Fi Alliance.

Registration is open, and media are invited to attend. To schedule an interview with an analyst or request specific research, contact Julia Homier at julia.homier@parksassociates.com, 972.996.0214.

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.