DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Aug 25, 2016) -  Parks Associates today confirmed the keynote lineup and a special interactive session on managing healthcare experiences for the third-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, August 30 - September 1 at the Omni Hotel in San Diego. Executives from CentraCare Health, HumanaVitality, Medtronic, Samsung, and Walmart will provide attendees with in-depth analysis on the implications of the connected healthcare revolution and discuss business strategies and case studies emerging from the consumerization of healthcare.

"Adoption of connected health or wellness devices has reached a new height in 2016, and so have mobile health apps," said Harry Wang, Senior Research Director, Parks Associates. "At Connected Health Summit, we will present research that shows the transformational impact of connected health solutions on the U.S. health system and hear from key industry leaders on the consumer usage and technology innovations that are part of the IoT phenomenon."

Over 300 executives will attend the event at the Omni Hotel in San Diego, including device makers and distributors, healthcare providers, insurance and health institutions, software and app developers, telecom and broadband service providers, technology enablers, brands and merchants, and mobile infrastructure providers. Parks Associates analysts will moderate all sessions and present the firm's new digital health research. The keynote schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, August 31

Thursday, September 1

"With new advances in patient-driven technologies from smartphone apps to secure, easy-to-use wearable devices, healthcare providers are increasingly better able to treat, monitor, and communicate with patients of all ages. Whether in clinical settings, in their homes, or wherever their lives take them, patients can continue to do more of the things that are most important to them while improving their overall quality of care and personal independence," said Dr. David Rhew, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Healthcare and Fitness at Samsung Electronics America. "I'm really looking forward to addressing the ways we're working with partners to deploy new, revolutionary technologies and solutions that have proven to boost health outcomes and overall patient satisfaction."

Connected Health Summit will also include a fireside chat with Kelly Macken-Marble, VP, Amulatory Care, CentraCare Health, at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31. "Best Strategy for Health Systems to Thrive in Value-based Care Model" will cover a range of topics about managing patient experience in and out of healthcare facilities.

"In this age of consumerism, the ability to engage with patients and the community when, where, and how they want to engage with us is becoming increasingly important and a foundation for population health organizations," said Kelly Macken-Marble, VP, Amulatory Care, CentraCare Health.

Registration to Connected Health Summit is open, and media are invited to secure press passes. For more information visit, www.connectedhealthsummit.com. Follow the conference on Twitter at @CONN_Health_Smt and #CONNHealth16.

To schedule a meeting with an analyst or speaker, 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.

Contact Information:

Holly Sprague
Parks Associates