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Twenty percent of U.S. broadband households very interested in home living service to notify family in case of emergency

Connected Health Summit features advisory board with Best Buy, Care Innovations, Comcast, GreatCall, Life365, MDLIVE, Mosaic Growth Partners, Omron Healthcare, Orbita, and Walmart

International research firm Parks Associates today announced the advisory board for the fifth-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, August 28-30 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, to explore connections among connected health technologies, independent living solutions, and adoption of security and smart home products. Parks Associates is currently accepting speaker submissions for the event.

The research firm recently reported 40% of U.S. broadband households are interested in home living services, such as alerts for family members about emergencies, alerts about dangers in the home, or concierge services offering health and retirement advice. Of those interested, 42% are very likely to pay $5 per month for these services, and 23% are very likely to pay $25 per month, according to 360 View Update: Smart Home, Caregiving, and Aging-in-Place.  

Connected Health Summit Advisory Board Participants include:

Bryan Adams, Chief Commercial Officer,GreatCall

Kent Dicks, CEO and Founder, Life365

Chuck Hector, Chief Sales Officer, MDLIVE, Inc.

Alex Hurd, Senior Director, Product Development, Growth and Payer Innovation - Health & Wellness, Walmart

Elena Lipson, Principal and Founder,Mosaic Growth Partners

Tarisa Parrish, Director Product Development, Strategic Growth Office, Best Buy

Rob Schneider, VP, Sales and Marketing,Omron Healthcare, Inc.

Himanshu Shah, CIO, Care Innovations, an Intel Company

Nathan Treloar, President and COO, Orbita

Anthony Versarge, Head, Product, Health and Wellness, Comcast

“Connected health will inevitably be a part of how seniors stay healthy and independent, and GreatCall’s participation in this conference reflects that important reality,” said Bryan Adams, Chief Commercial Officer, GreatCall. “As the market continues to grow, we look forward to helping shape and drive the next generation of products and services.”

“The Connected Health Summit is my one event each year where I can focus on the most relevant technologies and services that are improving healthcare in the moment,” said Chuck Hector, Chief Sales Officer, MDLIVE, Inc.

"Mosaic Growth Partners is thrilled to be part of the Advisory Board for the 2018 Connected Health Summit,” said Elena Lipson, Principal and Founder, Mosaic Growth Partners. “As older adults increasingly want to age in their homes and the number of caregivers shrinks, technology will play an important role. It’s crucial that we understand consumer preferences so that our tech solutions enable healthy, happy, and safe independent living."

“We believe that powerful innovation in connected health begins with identifying what’s right for the customer – and continuing to keep the customer at the very center of the solution,” said Tarisa Parrish, Director Product Development, Strategic Growth Office, Best Buy. “We focus on products and services that address real human needs, enhanced with an exceptional customer experience.”

“As the global leader in at-home blood pressure monitoring, Omron Healthcare continues to invest in healthcare technology for the connected home,” said Rob Schneider, VP, Sales and Marketing, Omron Healthcare, Inc. “Connected healthcare technology promotes positive behavior change, encourages patient-doctor dialogue, and produces more meaningful data for better treatment insights. It’s a key part of how Omron Healthcare is Going for Zero heart attacks and strokes. As part of the advisory committee for Parks Associates, our goal is to increase awareness of the benefits of connected health.”

“The Connected Health Summit is a leading forum for the digital healthcare transformation. I’m excited to add Orbita’s perspective to this important event,” said Nathan Treloar, President and COO, Orbita.

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