Monday, August 28, 2017

Consumer demand for independent living to drive connected health-smart home crossover opportunities

Research firm to examine latest digital health innovations at this week’s Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers

New digital health research from international firm Parks Associates shows that three-fourths of consumers 40 years and older expect to live in their own home when they turn 80, which will drive adoption and innovation in aging-in-place solutions. Parks Associates will join industry-leading executives this week at the fourth-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, August 29-31 at the Omni Hotel in San Diego, to discuss the role of connected health technologies and smart home crossover use cases to enable aging-in-place and independent living for current and future generations.

Connected Health Summit will also examine the latest consumer research in connected health and successful approaches in deploying connected healthcare products and services within the expanding IoT market.

“Since its inception, the Connected Health Summit has focused on data-driven, consumer-centric patient experience and engagement, offering consumer research and industry insight to guide industry players through the connected healthcare revolution and the resulting consumerization of healthcare,” said Elizabeth Parks, Senior Vice President, Parks Associates.

According to Parks Associates’ 360 View: Empowering Healthcare Consumers, more than 40% of U.S. broadband households own at least one connected health device, while approximately one-third of consumers either use a wellness app or participate in a wellness program.

The 2017 Connected Health Summit, which features keynotes by Aetna Digital, Geisinger Health System, Sharecare, Inc., and UnitedHealthcare, will examine the evolving U.S. healthcare industry, including the latest innovations aiding the consumerization of healthcare. The event also features a pre-show research workshop Success in the Connected Health Market: Consumer Insights and Best Practices and the special session Fireside Chat: Consumer Aging Journey and Business Opportunities, with executives from IBM and AARP.

Event sponsors include Independa, iQor, Reemo Health, AARP, Alarm.com, BodiMetrics, Macadamian, mPulse Mobile, PokitDok, ULE Alliance, Vivify Health, Z-Wave, California HealthCare Foundation, Best Buy, LivingWell@Home, Rapid Response Monitoring, Sidebench, Freeus, and MobileHelp Healthcare.

Event supporters include Antenna, B2 Group, BestSEOS.com, Best Web Design Agencies, CIO Applications, CIOReview, Conference Guru, CoPE, Crowd Reviews, CTA, ES Outlook, FierceHealthcare, FierceHealthIT, FiercePharma, Finpro, Healthcare Dive, Home Health Technology News, Hometoys, i-Home, Innovation & Tech Today, Intelligent Health Association, Internet Health Management, IoT Consortium, LonMark International, Managed Care Magazine, Open Connectivity Foundation, Open Mobile Alliance, Personal Connected Health Alliance, PharmaVoice, RHCC, RTC Magazine, Smart Insights, Springboard, Telebehavioral Health Institute, Telecompaper, Telehealth & Telecare Aware, The MedTech Strategist, The Journal of mHealth, topSEOS.com, Visibility Magazine, and Wi-Fi Alliance.

360 View: Empowering Healthcare Consumers examines consumer needs, behaviors, and preferences in healthcare engagement and technology. It explores consumer health needs and management for chronic conditions and personal wellness, analyzes consumer adoption and use of digital health devices and applications, and provides insight into how consumers prefer to work with healthcare providers in addressing health challenges.

Registration for is open, and media are invited to attend. To schedule an interview or request specific research, contact Julia Homier at julia.homier@parksassociates.com, 972.996.0214.

About Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers

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 Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers will take place August 29-31 at the Omni Hotel in San Diego, CA. www.connectedhealthsummit.com. Follow the event on Twitter at @CONN_Health_Smt. Subscribe to Parks Associates’ digital health newsletter at http://www.parksassociates.com/newsletters_subscribe.

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