"patient engagement" articles

Parks Associates asked Scott Plewes , VP of User Experience, at Macadamian about his thoughts on the emerging digital health industry. Macadamian, a sponsor of the fourth-annual Connected Health Summit , is a full-service user-centered software design and development consulting firm specializing in digital and connected healthcare. Scott will be participating on the presentation panel, Healthcare UX: Designing the Best Customer Experience , at 11:15 am on Thursday, August...
One of the greatest turnaround stories in the digital health space in 2017 is WeightWatchers. The iconic brand, traditionally associated with in-person weight loss meetings and beautiful TV commercials boasting celebrity testimonies, suffered badly between 2013-2015 when fitness technology vendors like Fitbit lured away its young customers and new weight loss startups leveraging digital services and lower prices chipped away its core customer base. At one point in late 2015, many pundits...
Kian Saneii , Founder & CEO, Independa, provided insight on several key industry trends ahead of Parks Associates’ 21st-annual CONNECTIONS™ Conference , which was held May 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport: What does the industry need to do to speed up the slow growth of overall smart home adoption? The industry needs three things to speed up the growth of overall smart home adoption: Integration, Affordability, and Simplicity. ...
International research firm Parks Associates  will host the fourth-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers , August 29-31 at the Omni Hotel in San Diego, CA. The event will analyze the roles of connected health technologies and innovations in driving changes in consumer behaviors and business models and is focused on data-driven, human-centric patient experience and engagement. Early registration  for the three-day event, which includes a pre-show research...
Orbita, Inc ., a leading provider of voice-first software for connected home healthcare announced today a collaboration with ERT  to research innovative new approaches to data procurement and management for pharmaceutical and device customers seeking to streamline clinical trials. The collaboration combines the advanced capabilities of ERT’s EXPERT™ technology platform  for clinical trial data collection, processing, and analysis with Orbita Voice™ , a...
Some of the most interesting news to come out of CES this year had to do with virtual reality. With the upcoming release of the Windows Holographic System and VR headsets for around $300, it seems like 2017 may be the year that VR goes mainstream. But what does this mean for fitness and healthcare? One example of what we can expect in terms of fitness is VirZOOM. The VirZOOM platform includes a stationary bicycle that works in combination with a VR headset and accompanying software...
Terry Duesterhoeft , President & CEO, A&D Medical, provides insight on several key industry trends for Parks Associates’ 11th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit conference , which will be held January 5 at CES 2017 in Las Vegas: What is the most important next step to engage consumers in smart home solutions, connected entertainment services, and/or value-added services like tech support and connected health? For consumer engagement to occur in full, there needs to be...
Guest blog post by John Gardner and Walter Masalin, Nokia Growth Partners As obesity and leading a sedentary lifestyle has become more common across the western world, the consequences have started to show at scale. Preventable diseases have become more common, and in fact, the World Health Organization predicts that as much as 20% of the causes of deaths today are attributable to diseases that were either preventable in the first place or could have been managed to prolong life...

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