Connected Health in the Smart Home: Use Cases and Partnerships

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Market transformations are expanding healthcare into new, non-acute settings, including the connected home, where companies are actively seeking out new growth opportunities. Already nontraditional players are exploring smart home offerings such as security monitoring, which has obvious parallels to home-based health and wellness solutions as well as independent living products and services.

These healthcare services could be attractive new business opportunities to service providers, technology companies, and device manufacturers, especially as consumer adoption of connected health devices approaches nearly one-third of U.S. broadband households.

This webcast addresses the leading connected health use cases in the smart home and examines innovative collaborations among technology companies, smart home service providers, and health solution vendors.

Leading connected health analyst Harry Wang discusses the right partnerships to pursue for new players in this market and the different strategies necessary for engaging healthcare consumers.


Paul Adams, Senior Director of Product Management for Home Monitoring, Philips

Don Boerema, Chief Corporate Development Officer, ADT Health

Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates


Paul Adams, Senior Director of Product Management for Home Monitoring, Philips

Paul Adams - Philips - Parks Associates Webcast

Paul Adams has been in healthcare for the past 33 years. Initially training as a nurse in London and England with experience in clinical informatics and Critical Care, Paul moved into the commercial sector where he took on a number of increasingly senior commercial positions in sales, marketing, business development and product management.

For the past 15 years Paul has lived in the US and worked globally, for healthcare organizations ranging from Bayer Diagnostics to Nuance Communications.

He is currently at Philips LifeLine as the Head of Connected Health where he leads the product management team in driving the aging well strategy.

He is married with two daughters and lives in Massachusetts.

Don Boerema, Chief Corporate Development Officer, ADT Health

Don Boerema - ADT - Parks Associates Webcast

Don Boerema is Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Development Officer for The ADT Corporation. He leads the Health Business Unit and is responsible for driving growth and enhancing customer experience for ADT’s health services. He also directs ADT’s corporate strategy, market and business development, and mergers and acquisitions. Previously, Don was the Chief Marketing Officer, overseeing all marketing and corporate communications for the Residential and Commercial business segments. As CMO, Don played a major role in the launch of ADT Pulse, leading the product development and nationwide advertising campaign.

Don’s extensive cross-industry experience encompasses high and low tech, wireless and wired communications, beverages, and consumer goods. Before joining ADT he was President and Chief Operating Officer of FDN Communications, a telecommunications company, where he was responsible for all aspects of sales, marketing, network operations engineering and customer care. He has also held leadership roles at Pepsi, AT&T Wireless, and McCaw Cellular Communications.

Don holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Finance and an MBA from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. He is a board member of IDEAL LIFE, an industry leader in remote health management solutions. He is a board observer for iControl, a leading provider of home management software.

Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates

Harry Wang - Parks Associates

Harry Wang oversees Parks Associates’ mobility and apps research, which covers mobile/wearable devices and services, apps and APIs, and mobile commerce/marketing, payment, and connected car industries. He is also the founder and lead analyst of Parks Associates’ digital health research program since its inception in 2006. He and his team cover emerging health technologies, applications, and services in areas such as chronic/preventive care, independent living, wellness and fitness, and virtual/convenience care.

Harry has published more than 40 industry reports and white papers and presented his mobility and digital health research at numerous industry events including CES, Mobile World Congress, CTIA, Open Mobile Summit, World Health Congress, the American Telemedicine Association Annual Trade Show, and Parks Associates’ CONNECTIONS™ and Connected Health Summit conferences.

Harry earned his MS degree in marketing research from the University of Texas at Arlington. He also holds an MBA degree in finance from Texas Christian University and a BA degree in international business from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, P.R. China.

Industry Expertise: Digital Health Products and Services, Portable and Mobile Access Platforms and Applications, Digital Imaging Products and Services

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