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Parks Associates to Present Mobile Health Research at the Open Mobile Summit

Parks Associates Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Moderating Panel at Open Mobile Summit

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Nov 11, 2013) - Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates, is moderating the session "mHealth: Pushing the Needle Forward in Transforming Health Care" at the Open Mobile Summit on Tuesday, November 12, 5:00-5:40 P.M., at the Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel in San Francisco.

According to Parks Associates research, 24% of U.S. broadband households own at least one digital health or fitness device, and nearly 20% of U.S. smartphone and tablet owners use an app to track or manage their fitness activities.

"On average, 23% of U.S. broadband households would be comfortable receiving healthcare services via telephone, email, or webcam," Wang said. "A strong and growing consumer segment is comfortable and highly interested in mobile health solutions, and there are multiple business models for mobile carriers looking to enter this market space, provided they are able to balance consumer demand with industry requirements in their solutions."

Open Mobile Summit including Appcelerate connects the most influential and the most innovative in converging mobile, Internet, media, electronics and commerce. At Appcelerate CEOs of successful app publishers share the secrets to their success building, marketing and monetizing apps.

"mHealth: Pushing the Needle Forward in Transforming Health Care"

Mobile health has the capacity to provide healthcare at the right time and place, fundamentally transforming the way we manage our health, saving time, improving communication, and presenting opportunities to impact how healthcare is delivered.

MODERATOR: Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates

Rick Valencia, VP and GM, Qualcomm Life
Halle Tecco, Co-Founder and CEO, Rock Health
Ron Gutman, CEO, Health Tap

November 12,  5:00-5:40 PM

Open Mobile Summit
Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel
55 Cyril Magnin St
San Francisco, CA 94102

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About Parks Associates
Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.

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