DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Jun 7, 2016) - Parks Associates today announced the detailed agenda and keynotes from Medtronic and Samsung for its third-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers. The conference, August 30 - September 1 in San Diego, spotlights health technologies as part of the Internet of Things (IoT) phenomenon and analyzes ways that connected health solutions can engage healthcare consumers and help transform the U.S. health system.

"One-third of U.S. smartphone owners use an app to track diet and nutritional information, and 15% of consumers are highly interested in health/wellness coaching," said Harry Wang, Senior Research Director, Parks Associates. "At Connected Health Summit, we will examine successful approaches in the deployment of connected healthcare products and services, both for consumers and clinicians, to identify how all players can leverage technology innovations to advance usage and generate better outcomes."

Annette Brüls, President, Diabetes Service and Solutions, Medtronic, will deliver the opening keynote for the conference on 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31. David Rhew, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Healthcare and Fitness, Samsung Electronics America, will deliver the morning keynote on 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, September 1.

Throughout the conference, Parks Associates will present new consumer research showing the rising consumerism in the U.S. healthcare market. One-third of U.S. broadband households own and use at least one connected health or wellness device, while 35% of U.S. broadband households are comfortable selecting a health monitoring device for personal use and 40-45% of consumers with chronic conditions have used at least one health app.

"Over the next five years, 14% of U.S. broadband households will take on a caregiver role for a family member, on top of the 8% who already have a caregiver," Wang said. "Doctors' roles are also expanding as they have to integrate apps into their treatment plans and recommend high-tech devices consumers can use at home."

Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers features 300+ industry healthcare and technology leaders networking and discussing case studies for successful solutions, including how solution providers won the support of payors and other customers, in order to identify and analyze the best practices for navigating this complex industry.

Early confirmed speakers:

  • Ash Damle, Founder and CEO, Lumiata
  • Richard Fury, MD, Medical Director, Technology Group, The Permanente Medical Group
  • Marcus Grindstaff, Chief Operating Officer, Care Innovations
  • Kelly Macken-Marble, President, Population Health & Ambulatory Services, North Memorial Hospital
  • Jeff Makowka, Director, Market Innovation, AARP
  • Deborah Mulligan, Chief Medical Affairs Officer, MDLIVE, Inc.
  • Lance Myers, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, Sentrian
  • Christopher Nicholson, CEO, mPulse Mobile
  • Karissa Price, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, Healthways

Early sponsors for Connected Health Summit include Lunch Sponsor ARM; Advisory Sponsor Care Innovations; and Event Sponsors Honeywell, Z-Wave, and the ZigBee Alliance. Platinum Event Supporter is Internet of Things Consortium, and the Event Supporters include Conference Guru, Consortium for Patient Engagement, FierceHealthcare, FierceHealthIT, FierceMobileHealthcare, FiercePharma, HomeToys.com, Managed Care, Open Mobile Alliance, PharmaVOICE, SFBayEventsList.com, Smart Insights, TeleMental Health Institute, and The Journal of mHealth.

To schedule an interview with an analyst or request specific research, contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com, 720.987.6614.

About Connected Health Summit
Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers analyzes the role of innovative connected health solutions in driving changes in consumer behaviors as well as healthcare systems, insurers, and hospital networks. The event focuses on four areas of consumer health, which require active consumer participation to be successful: remote health monitoring for accountable care, consumer-centric wellness and fitness solutions, independent living technologies and services, and innovative convenience care models.

The event will take place August 30 - September 1, 2016, at the Omni Hotel in San Diego, CA. Parks Associates is accepting submissions for speakers for the event.

For more information on Parks Associates research or Connected Health Summit, visit www.connectedhealthsummit.com. To schedule an interview or to request specific research data, please contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com.

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 for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.

The company's expertise includes digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, and Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer. http://www.parksassociates.com

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Holly Sprague
Parks Associates