"COVID-19" articles

Smart home industry players recognize an opportunity to offer home energy and HVAC monitoring services built around smart thermostats, as well as added connectivity in HVAC systems. New services are also expanding beyond energy, including security and other home service offerings. Don't miss the Smart Energy Summit session Home Services: Rethinking Utility Revenue Models  on February 23 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. CT moderated by  Patrice Samuels , Senior Analyst, ...
 
Last week, Sundance Film Festival concluded its seven-day run, premiering new movies and other Festival experiences digitally and on satellite theater screens across the US, due to the continuing presence of COVID-19. In terms of major buyers at film festivals, streaming services like Hulu and Apple+ are still the new kids on the block. However, they are arriving with the most purchasing dollars, leading to record-breaking sales and proving the growing importance of OTT services in the...
 
by Tam Williams | Feb. 10, 2021
Tags: COVID-19, digital content, OTT
Parks Associates kicks off its 2021 virtual Connected Health Summit this week with its first session on January 27, New Connected Health Use Cases: Impact of COVID-19 . COVID-19 has turned the healthcare industry on its head, moving the focal point of care away from the care facility and into the home. Ahead of the session, Anthony Kaul, Co-Founder and COO of Cloud DX , shared his thoughts with us on the the multi-layered impact COVID-19 has had on the connected health market:...
Parks Associates recently hosted its 15th annual CONNECTIONS TM Summit: Smart Home Growth Strategies . The conference took place virtually January 14, in cooperation with CES® 2021. This one-day event featured sessions on smart home technology and services, connected health, data privacy, value-added services, and home security. The opening session, Smart Home Platforms: Simplifying the Consumer Experience , featured an all-female panel, who discussed how their companies are...
The COVID-19 crisis caused a massive increase in telehealth and health tech adoption among both consumers and care professionals. The industry was judged to have undergone five to ten years of changes within the span of just several months in some cases. Use of health technology has become normalized among care providers and among consumers, and changes in regulation and reimbursement point to permanent shifts in the way healthcare is conducted going forward. In May 2020, the...
 
by Parks Associates | Jan. 25, 2021
Tags: COVID-19, digital health, smart home
Parks Associates recently released the Market Snapshot, Voice as a Lifeline and the Transformation of Home Telephony , which explores how home telephony is transforming in ways that provide renewed validation of legacy technologies even while new technologies accelerate adoption. The whitepaper, developed in partnership with DECT Forum , reports that North American and European telecommunications providers have seen a significant increase in home telephony beginning last year with the...
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the healthcare ecosystem on its head. Care providers and health systems have leaned on technology to provide much needed care to patients at home, through telehealth consultations and remote patient monitoring programs. Similarly, public health officials look to technology to help slow the spread of the virus itself, through smartphone-based contact tracing and proactive wellness monitoring, or televigilance.   Register...
New product and service announcements at CES 2021 last week revealed that virtual healthcare solutions are at the forefront of healthcare, due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic. Extensive regulatory modifications, combined with changing consumer preferences regarding in-person versus remote care, have created a significant shift in the market, and very quickly. In Q2 2020, Parks Associates research found 41% of US broadband households used a telehealth service, a nearly triple...

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