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New research from Parks Associates shows smartwatch sales will reach almost 18 million units worldwide in 2014 and 121 million in 2018. Furthermore, the number of connected digital trackers sold worldwide rose from 6.6 million in 2012 to 13.6 million in 2013 and will double again in 2014 to exceed 22 million. By Parks Associates' estimates, connected trackers will account for 52% of all digital fitness tracker unit sales in 2014 and reach 81% by 2018 (66 million units)....
Matthew Holt at Health 2.0 had a few questions regarding recent Parks Associates data on consumers’ digital health activities published in this infographic . Thanks, Matthew, for your interest in our data and for starting this discussion. First, the data source. Parks Associates fields consumer surveys throughout the year on emerging consumer technologies and technology-related services, including those in the digital health space. This particular infographic pulls from a...
Parks Associates today announced the keynote speakers for the inaugural Connected Health Summit , taking place September 4-5, 2014 in San Diego. Executives from Ascension Health, Humana Wellness, Kaiser, Qualcomm Life, and Walgreens will highlight this year's two-day conference. The Connected Health Summit, with  charter sponsors  ADT, Care Innovations, Lowe's, and Z-Wave, will feature sessions that examine every touch point in the healthcare industry where...
Parks Associates recently released new consumer data examining the impact of technology on the healthcare needs of U.S. consumers. The report, which includes 2,500 consumers in U.S. broadband households, finds that the top three digital health activities over the past year include looking up health information online, using a provider or insurer's website, and using websites for appointments, lab results, or prescriptions. Healthcare providers and insurers, drug companies,...
Parks Associates today announced the dates for the inaugural Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers . The event, taking place September 4-5 in San Diego, will focus on the consumer-centric health and wellness markets, as well as emerging technology within mobile health and healthcare IT. Interactive panel discussions with industry leaders and Parks Associates analysts will discuss increasing consumer engagement, producing better care outcomes, and growing revenues and building...
In a recent Forbes article, John Nosta writes about the future of digital health as he sees it. Basing his commentary on a Seinfeld episode, Nosta writes that wearable technology—like the FitBit—won't be around for very long. Outlining different fads that will come and go—first wearables, then dermals, then consumables—Nosta concludes that it will be the emerging technology you don't see that will stick. "It’s the sensor that’s built into your life and not attached...
Virtual care programs and telemonitoring platforms are at the heart of the connected health industry. Allowing patients to stay on top of their health goals while remaining in contact with physicians and healthcare professionals, telehealth solutions provide solutions for patients looking for convenient, connected care. New Parks Associates research finds that over a quarter of U.S. households have used some type of virtual care communication tool in the past 12 months. This figure...
Parks Associates, HIMSS , and Intel-GE Care Innovations ™ are co-hosting an upcoming webinar, " Extending Care to Drive Behavior Change ," on Thursday, February 13 at 2p.m. EST (11am PST). As the demand for healthcare increases, the need for providers to offer tailored services to patients becomes increasingly important. New initiatives in telehealth and remote care provide expanded services to patients while decreasing costs for providers.Additionally, new next-gen...

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