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Parks Associates announces speaker lineup featuring AARP, HP, GiftCard Partners, Uber,, and more for sixth annual Connected Health Summit: Independent Living and Wellness

22% of consumers indicate unfamiliarity as a reason for not using telehealth services 

Parks Associates today announced the speaker lineup for the sixth annual Connected Health Summit: Independent Living and Wellness, August 27-29 at the Pendry San Diego in San Diego, California. The firm’s digital healthresearch finds that only 15% of US broadband households have used remote services to consult with a doctor or health provider, even though availability of telehealth services is on the rise. Of those who have not used telehealth services, 22% indicate they are unaware or unfamiliar with these solutions.

“The American Hospital Association notes 76% of US hospitals can connect patients and consulting practitioners through remote technologies, but consumers are often frustrated when navigating the complexity in telehealth policies,” said Dina Abdelrazik, Sr. Analyst, Parks Associates. “That complexity paired with the high value consumers place on in-person visits represents a key barrier to mass adoption. We look forward to hearing from leading providers and IoT innovators at Connected Health Summit about the benefits of remote healthcare and strategies to increase consumer awareness and participation.”

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Early Sponsors include HP, Independa,, Rapid Response Monitoring, MDLIVE, b.well, Freeus, Trusource Labs, GreatCall, GiftCard Partners, and Vital USA. Connected Health Summit provides industry players with in-depth analysis on the growth of the connected health device and solutions markets, with insights and implications for consumers, health providers, and payors.

{block identifier='chs-speaker-list-2019'}Connected Health Summit explores new strategies and innovations that will expand and improve independent living solutions for consumers and caretakers, including innovative monitoring and smart home solutions. The conference examines consumer adoption and usage of connected health technologies and key adjacencies between smart home, healthcare, and independent living ecosystems.

Registration is open, and media are invited to attend. To schedule an interview with an analyst or to request specific data, contact Sherrelle Lewis,, 972-996-0214.

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