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Parks Associates’ eighth annual Connected Health Summit: Consumer Engagement and Innovation addresses connected health, telehealth, and independent living markets

25% of US broadband households plan to buy a connected health device in the next 12 months, and 34% are very interested in sharing data from these devices with a telehealth service

Research firm Parks Associates today announced the 2021 schedule and topics for the eighth annual Connected Health Summit: Consumer Engagement and Innovation, with virtual sessions and networking opportunities taking place January 27, April 14, June 30, August 31-September 1, and December 1. The first session of 2021, “New Connected Health Use Cases: Impact of COVID-19,” takes place January 27, 12:30 PM -2:30 CT, featuring a visionary presentation from Tyto Care and the  University of Miami Health System and an interactive executive session with Electronic Caregiver.

Parks Associates reports that in 2Q 2020, connected health device ownership reached 42% of US broadband households, steadily rising from 33% in 3Q 2015. Sixteen percent of US broadband households own three or more connected health or wellness devices, up from just 7% in 2019. Health device ownership is particularly strong among Apple users—49% of iPhone users own a connected health product, compared to 34% of Android users. Additionally, 41% of US broadband households reported using a telehealth service in the past 12 months.

“With 34% of US broadband households very interested in telehealth services that would allow them to share data from their medical devices, including more than 60% of device owners, the market is ripe for new healthcare solutions,” said Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates. “Connected health devices provide the vital sign data so critical to expanding the potential of remote care.  We are excited to announce our focus for this year’s events, where we will bring industry technology leaders together regularly throughout the year.”

Connected Health Summit: Consumer Engagement and Innovation features multiple research presentations and interactive sessions throughout 2021 focused on key topics in the connected health space. The conference includes special virtual networking events to connect, share insights, and discuss the immediate, near-term, and long-term impact of COVID-19 and other trends on the consumer healthcare market.

The agenda for each Connected Health Summit session features visionary speakers, interactive panel discussions, and research analyst presentations. Topics:

Wednesday, January 27

New Connected Health Use Cases: Impact of COVID-19

Wednesday, April 14

Leveraging the Smart Home for a Healthy Home

Seniors and Caretakers: Serving A Massive Population at Home

Wednesday, June 30

Personalization in Connected Health: Impact of AI

Tuesday, August 31

Virtual Health and Remote Monitoring

Connected Health Business Models

Wednesday, September 1

Independent Living: Opportunity for Smart Home Platforms

Tech Giants: Driving Healthcare Innovation

Wednesday, December 1

Interoperability and Health Data

Parks Associates is accepting submissions to speak at Connected Health Summit at

Registration is open, and media are invited to attend. To schedule an interview with an analyst or to request specific data, contact Rosey Ulpino,, 972-490-1113.

About Connected Health Summit: Consumer Engagement and Innovation

Connected Health Summit, hosted by international research firm Parks Associates, is an executive conference focused on the impact of connected devices and IoT healthcare solutions on consumers at home. In its tenth year, Connected Health Summit brings senior industry leaders together from all aspects of the consumer experience ecosystems to provide insights on new business models, IoT technologies, consumer behaviors, and deployments relevant to consumer healthcare solutions.

The conference features Parks Associates quarterly consumer readdresses opportunities for new solutions in the care giving and senior markets and the wellness markets. This includes 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 solutions.

Follow the event on Twitter at @CONN_Health_Smt.