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Geisinger Health Systems and Sharecare to keynote Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers

Fourth-annual Conference held August 29-31, San Diego

Parks Associates announced today that Geisinger Health Systems and Sharecare, Inc. will provide keynotes at the fourth-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, August 29-31 in San Diego Ca. The three day event, including a pre-show research workshop, analyzes the roles of connected health technologies and innovations in driving changes in consumer behaviors and business models and is focused on data-driven, human-centric patient experience and engagement.

Chanin Wendling, AVP, Informatics, Geisinger Health Systems, and Dale Rayman, SVP, Actuarial Consulting & Business Development, Sharecare, Inc., will present keynotes at the event addressing the changing healthcare markets. The keynote speakers will highlight perspectives from care providers in planning and executing patient-centered care services and discuss the predictive and prescriptive power of data analytics in transforming care management practices.

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“We are excited to welcome these two industry thought leaders to present their vision of the connected health market at our upcoming event,” said Harry Wang, Sr. Director of Research, Parks Associates. “These two keynotes echo perfectly our event’s theme this year and will provide prime examples of how the healthcare industry is adapting care delivery models and how technology is empowering the industry to deliver them.”

Research from Parks Associates shows consumers have an interest for new services like remote monitoring solutions and preventive care services. They desire more convenient and effective care, but the healthcare industry is still exploring and learning the best approaches to engage these consumers at various points of their care journey.

Parks Associates connected health research reveals:

  • Employer-sponsored health and wellness programs as employee benefits suffer low utilization rates, and companies are still working to target and engage consumers with health management solutions.
  • Caregivers’ adoption of technology for caregiving tasks has increased slightly - 44% now use at least one smartphone app to manage caregiving tasks, up from 41% in 2015.
  • 14% of U.S. broadband households report being “very interested” in remote monitoring solutions.
  • More than 70% of consumers would wait no more than 15 minutes when reaching out to medical professionals for real-time voice or video consultations.
  • 70% of consumers using text messaging and secure email would prefer a response within two hours.
  • Almost 9% of U.S. broadband households are using technology to track their sleep.
  • 12% of U.S. broadband households own a digital pedometer or fitness tracker with Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connectivity.


The 2017 Advisory Board for Connected Health Summit includes experts from AARP,, Carilion Clinic, CVS Health, Geisinger Health Systems, Healthways, a Sharecare company, higi, Humana Wellness Solutions, Independa, Inc., MDLIVE, Inc., Omron Healthcare, Inc., Philips, Samsung Electronics America, and UPMC Insurance Services.


Early Event Sponsors: Independa, ReemoHealth, California HealthCare Foundation,, ULE Alliance, Vivify Health, and Z-Wave.

Event Supporters include B2 Group, Best Web Design Agencies, CIOReview, CoPE, Crowd Reviews, FierceHealthcare, FierceHealthIT, FiercePharma, Finpro, Home Health Technology News, Innovation & Tech Today, IoT Consortium, LonMark International, Open Connectivity Foundation, Open Mobile Alliance, Personal Connected Health Alliance, PharmaVoice, Smart Insights, and Visibility Magazine.

Parks Associates is accepting submissions for speakers for Connected Health Summit until June 30. 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.