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Aug 20, 2018

50% of caregivers interested in home independent living features for family members

Fifth-annual Connected Health Summit feature panels on emerging connected health technology

Parks Associates research shows roughly 40-50% of U.S. caretakers are very interested in home independent living features for family members, including 45% who are very interested in a home system that senses emergencies and alerts them and/or first responders. Parks Associates will host its fifth-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, August 28-30 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego.

“Currently 12% of U.S. broadband household are headed by a caretaker—someone caring for an aging family member or a family member with a health-related condition,” said Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates. “Another 19% anticipate taking on this role in the near future. Many of these heads of household are making the health and purchase decisions for their family members, and they are interested in intelligent monitoring solutions.”

During the session “Selling Connected Health: Channel Strategies, "1:15 p.m. on August 29, industry experts will look at new ways companies are selling connected health products and services through channels such as service providers, retailers, insurance companies, and healthcare providers. They will also discuss new partnerships and pilot programs featuring unique strategies to bring health tech to the consumer market.

Speakers include:

  • Christopher Bui, MD, MBA, Executive Medical Director, Humana, Inc.
  • Angie Kalousek Ebrahimi, Director, Markets, Lifestyle Medicine, Blue Shield of California
  • Andy Maloy, VP, Connected Health & Business Development, Integron

“The current digital environment is ripe with opportunities to reach our consumers,” said Angie Kalousek Ebrahimi, Director of Markets, Lifestyle Medicine, Blue Shield of California. “Our challenge in the healthcare industry is meet people where they already are in the digital space – if we can do that we can succeed in engaging our consumers in healthy behaviors.”

“Realizing the promise of connected healthcare while balancing the challenges associated with its deployment has long been the plight of healthcare providers,” said Andy Maloy, VP, Connected Health & Business Development, Integron. “The challenges of selling in that environment are many, and this event will go a long way in helping solution providers unlock that balance.”

The session “Remote Patient Monitoring: Proving Outcomes and ROI, "11:15 a.m. on August 30, will examine the efforts required to deliver a robust remote management solution and consumer attitudes toward remote care, including solutions that can deliver a strong doctor-patient bond that would encourage patient engagement and better outcomes.

Speakers for the sessions include:

  • John Carpenter, VP, Channel Engagement, Nortek Security and Control
  • Amy Cook, Director, Product Marketing, Connected Devices, ResMed
  • Mark Goettling, CEO, BodiMetrics
  • Himanshu Shah, CIO, Care Innovations, an Intel company

“Providers can optimize workflows and deliver the best possible care to patients when utilizing remote monitoring solutions,” said Amy Cook, Director, Product Marketing, Connected Devices, ResMed. “When patients are encouraged to engage with their care and participate via self-monitoring platforms as well, the results are even more impressive. I’m looking forward to discussing best practices and strategies for engaging both provider and patient audiences and how the results can have positive impacts across healthcare at large.”

“RPM (real-time personal monitoring) solutions need to be easy enough for 9 to 90 year olds to use and deliver evidenced-based and actionable insights to clinician and individual alike,” said Mark Goettling, CEO, BodiMetrics.

“AI in remote patient monitoring (RPM) allows clinical staff to identify high risk patients with help of machine learning risk scoring algorithms and recommending interventions for better outcomes,” said Himanshu Shah, CIO, Care Innovations, an Intel company.

The 2018 Advisory Board for Connected Health Summit includes executives from Best Buy; Care Innovations, an Intel company; Comcast; EarlySense; GreatCall; Life365; MDLive; Mosaic Growth Partners; Omron Healthcare; Orbita; Providence St. Joseph Health; and Walmart.

Event Sponsors include Independa, Rapid Response Monitoring, MDLIVE, Alarm.com, BodiMetrics, Forgerock, GiftCard Partners, Nortek Security & Control, Personal Connected Health Alliance, Qualcomm Ventures, Z-Wave, and Pathway OME.

Event Supporters include Antenna, B2 Group, Bestseos.com, Best Web Design Agencies, CIO Applications, Conference Guru, Consortium for Patient Engagement (CoPE), Crowd Reviews, FierceHealthcare, FierceHealthIT, FiercePharma, HME News, HomeGrid Forum, Home Health Technology News, HomeToys, Innovation & Tech Today, Intelligent Health Association, Internet Health Management, IoT Consortium, ISE Magazine, LonMark International, Managed Care Magazine, Method, Personal Connected Health Alliance, PharmaVoice, RTC Media, San Diego EDC, Small Cell Forum, Smart Insights, Springboard Enterprises, Startup Health, TD The Market Publishers, Telebehavioral Health Institute, TelcoProfessionals, Telehealth & Telecare Aware, The Journal of mHealth, The MedTech Strategist, TopSEOs.com, Vertical Web Media, Visibility Magazine, and Wi-Fi Alliance.

Registration is open, and media are invited to attend. For more information, visit www.connectedhealthsummit.com. To speak with an analyst or to request 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

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