One-fifth of U.S. Broadband Homes Want Electronic Checklists from Physicians

by Parks Associates | Sep. 1, 2015

Parks Associates digital health research reveals 25% of U.S. broadband households are interested in using a health portal to review doctors’ notes and nearly one-fifth would like to receive an electronic checklist after a doctor or hospital visit. 

Consumer interest in broader communications with doctors and health professionals is growing. Additional Parks Associates digital health research shows:

  • Over 50% of U.S. broadband households use two or more patient portals at least once a month.
  • More than two-thirds of U.S. broadband households use a health app or portal on a monthly basis, including over 80% of those with a head of household ages 18-24.
  • By 2019, millions of households will benefit from a smart home platform that offers solutions in safety/independent living, wellness, and health.

At the 2015 Connected Health Summit next week, Parks Associates analysts and healthcare industry executives will examine the opportunities to use these and other technologies to strengthen the patient-provider relationship, including the best approaches to inspire consumers to adopt healthy behaviors.

Parks Associates welcomes and thanks the following companies for their support of this important industry event:

Association Sponsor

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the technology trade association representing the $208 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. 

Steve Koenig, Sr. Director of Research at CEA, will be participating on the panel "Integrating Wearables for Consumer Care" on Wednesday, September 9 at 3:00pm.

Registration Sponsor

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT, BPS, infrastructure, engineering and assurance services. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model™, recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 319,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. 

Syama Sundar, Head of Healthcare ISU at TCS will be speaking during the session "Personalizing the Consumer Experience: Challenges and Best Practices" at 10:45am on September 9.

For more information on the Connected Health Summit, visit

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