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46% of U.S. broadband household own a connected health device

Speakers at Connected Health Summit include executives from IBM, Uber, MDLIVE, Care Innovations, Ala

New IoT research from Parks Associates finds 46% of U.S. broadband households now own a connected health device, such as a digital pedometer, smart watch, or a digital weight scale. The research firm will host its fifth-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, August 28-30 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, to discuss the markets for independent living and consumer demand for connected health solutions.

“Eighty percent of U.S. broadband households report at least one health management challenge with which they would like help. In many cases, connected technologies can be part of the solution,” said Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates. “Connected Health Summit offers a strong and unmatched list of speakers working in these markets and will offer key insights on strategies to increase consumer adoption and improve usage of connected health solutions to achieve better outcomes.”

Overall Adoption of Connected Health Devices

The conference features keynotes from:



  • Bryan Adams, CCO, GreatCall
  • Martin Adler, Chief Strategy Officer, Reflexion Health
  • Sam Ahn, Senior Manager, Healthcare, Samsung Electronics America
  • Timo Aittokoski, Chief Scientist, Emfit
  • Andrew Altorfer, Co-Founder and CEO, CirrusMD
  • Peter Antall, CMO, American Well
  • David Bardan, VP, Provider Solutions, Tyto Care
  • Christopher Baskin, CEO, American Two-Way
  • Daniel Behrendt, Director, Honeywell Life Care Solutions
  • Christopher Bui, Executive Medical Director, Humana
  • John Carpenter, VP, Channel Engagement, Nortek Security and Control
  • Alistair Chatwin, VP & GM, DISH Business
  • Amy Cook, Director, Product Marketing, Connected Devices, ResMed
  • Kent E. Dicks, CEO and Founder, Life365
  • Terry Duesterhoeft, President & CEO, A&D Company -- Americas
  • Angie Kalousek Ebrahimi, Director, Markets, Lifestyle Medicine, Blue Shield of California
  • Rob Flippo, CEO, MobileHelp
  • Jennifer Fraser, Director, User Experience, Macadamian
  • John Gardner, Partner, NGP Capital
  • Paul Geevarghese, VP, Market Access North America, mySugr
  • Mark Goettling, CEO, BodiMetrics
  • Nancy Green, Global Practice Lead - Healthcare, Verizon
  • Geoff Gross, Founder & CEO, Medical Guardian
  • Robert Havasy, Director, Health Information Systems, Personal Connected Health Alliance
  • Chuck Hector, Chief Sales Officer, MDLIVE
  • Jody Holtzman, Senior Managing Partner, Longevity Venture Advisors
  • Dave Johnson, Director, Residential Home Health, ADT
  • Matt Jones, Senior Product Manager, Data Science, Validic
  • Harish Kilaru, Director, Business Development, Cardiogram
  • Joe Liu, CEO, Mivatek Smart Connect
  • Andy Maloy, VP, Connected Health and Business Development, Integron
  • Phil Marshall, Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, Conversa Health
  • Robert Mittendorff, Partner, Norwest Venture Partners
  • Spencer Moore, VP, Sales & Marketing, Rapid Response Monitoring Services
  • Lainie Muller, Director, Wellness,
  • Daniel Nathrath, Founder & CEO, Ada Health
  • Chris Nicholson, Co-founder & CEO, mPulse Mobile
  • Michael Nova, CIO and Founder, Pathway OME
  • Stuart Patterson, CEO, LifePod
  • Jeff Patton, GM Connected Home Products, GE Lighting
  • Karissa Price, COO, EarlySense
  • Jim Pursley, Chief Commercial Officer, Livongo
  • Shanthi Ramakrishnan, CEO, eDevice
  • Roy Raymann, VP, Sleep Science & Scientific Affairs, SleepScore Labs
  • Tad Reynes, Regional VP - Healthcare Solutions, AT&T
  • Kian Saneii, Founder & CEO, Independa
  • Jim Seles, Director, Data and Digital Innovations, Medtronic Diabetes
  • J. Corey Schmid, General Partner, Seven Peaks Ventures
  • Rob Schneider, VP, Sales and Marketing, Omron Healthcare
  • Himanshu Shah, CIO, Care Innovations, an Intel company
  • Prentiss Taylor, VP, Medical Affairs, Doctor On Demand
  • Nathan Treloar, President & COO, Orbita
  • John Valiton, CEO, Reemo Health
  • Doug Wolfgram, CTO, CareSpan International
  • Michael Wu, VP, GM, SleepIQ LABS, SleepNumber


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

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

Event Supporters include Antenna, B2 Group,, 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, IoT Consortium, ISE Magazine, LonMark International, Managed Care Magazine, Method, Personal Connected Health Alliance, PharmaVoice, RTC Media, San Diego EDC, Small Cell Forum, Startup Health, TD The Market Publishers, Telebehavioral Health Institute, TelcoProfessionals, Telehealth & Telecare Aware, The Journal of mHealth, The MedTech Strategist,, Vertical Web Media, Visibility Magazine, and Wi-Fi Alliance.

Registration is open, and media are invited to attend. For more information, visit

About Connected Health Summit: Consumer Engagement and Innovation

Connected Health Summit: Consumer Engagement and Innovation is a virtual executive conference focused on the impact of connected devices and IoT healthcare solutions on consumers at home.

Connected Health Summit provides insights on new business models, IoT technologies, consumer behaviors, and deployments relevant to consumer healthcare solutions. The conference addresses opportunities for new solutions, including 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.