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Parks Associates: 60% of U.S. Broadband Households Own a Personal Health and Wellness Device

ADT Health, iHealth Labs, Lowe's, Aetna, and Qualcomm Life Address Consumer Engagement for Digital Health Solutions

DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 07/17/14 -- New digital health and Internet of Things (IoT) research from Parks Associates finds nearly 60% of U.S. broadband households own some kind of personal health and wellness device, such as a digital weight scale, blood pressure meter, digital pedometer, or glucometer.

The inaugural Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, hosted by Parks Associates on September 4-5 in San Diego, will examine the growing interest in new health devices and apps and the impact of health reforms, connected devices, and mobile services on service providers, manufacturers, payors, and institutions in the digital health markets. Previously released research on smart watches shows 2% of U.S. broadband households purchased a smart watch in 2013 and another 4% are very likely to purchase a smart watch in the next 12 months.

"New designs and form factors like smart watches have generated considerable consumer interest, but if these devices do not engage consumers or influence their behavior, they will not gain a foothold in the healthcare industry," said Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates. "At the 2014 Connected Health Summit, we will examine the factors necessary for success in the digital health space. The event brings together high-level executives to network and examine the strategies and innovations that combine the tech and healthcare industries to deliver engaging consumer solutions."

Summit sponsors are ADT, Care Innovations, Lowe's, Z-Wave, Independa, Masimo, and Ayla Networks. The summit will feature the following keynote speakers:

John Mattison, Chief Medical Information Officer, Kaiser
James R. Mault, M.D., F.A.C.S., Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Qualcomm Life
Chris Nicholson, VP and COO, Humana Wellness
Adam Pellegrini, Vice President, Digital Health, Walgreens
Chris Young, Vice President, New Virtual Market Development and Incubations, Ascension Health

Participating speakers include:

AARP - Keith Epstein, Sr. Director, Senior Strategic Advisor
ADT - Amy Kabcenell, Sr. Director, Marketing, ADT Health
Aetna - Aneesh Kumar, Head, Consumer Engagement Strategy
Alere Connect - Kent Dicks, Chief Executive Office
American Heart Association - Patrick Wayte, Senior Vice President, Patient and Healthcare Innovations
Angie's List - Jennifer Griffin, Product Marketing Specialist, Health and Wellness Division
Ayla Networks - David Friedman, CEO & Co-Founder
BeClose - Liddy Mason, CEO
Comcast Ventures - Michael Yang, Managing Director
Conversa Health - Philip Marshall, MD, MPH, Co-founder
GreatCall - Madeline Pantalone, VP Business Development
Healthgrades - Chris Catallo, Senior Vice President, Business Development
iHealth Labs - Jim Taschetta, Chief Marketing Officer
Independa - Kian Saneii, CEO
Intel-GE Care Innovations - Julie Cherry, Director of Clinical Services
Intermountain Healthcare - Tammy Richards, Operations Director, Patient and Clinical Engagement
iTriage - Patrick Leonard, Vice President, Technology
Jawbone - Jason Donahue, Product Manager for Data & Insights
Lowe's Companies, Inc. - Kristen T. Bowring, Director of Business Development, Smart Home Business Unit - New Business
Masimo Americas, Inc. - Paul Jansen, Executive Vice President, Marketing
Meridian Health - Sandra Elliott, Director, Consumer Technology and Service Development
Qualcomm - Clint McClellan, Sr. Director of Business Development at Qualcomm Life; Chairman of the Continua Health Alliance
Redbrick Health - Eric Zimmerman, Chief Marketing Officer
Remedy Health Media - Dennis Upah, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Markets
RunKeeper - Margaret McKenna, Head of Data & Analytics
SelfHelpWorks - Lou Ryan, Founder & CEO
SSM Health Care - Gaurov Dayal, President, Delivery, Finance and Integration
Stride Health - Noah Lang, CEO
Verizon Enterprise Solutions - Patrick Wheelock, Strategy and Business Development - Mobile Health
Wellness & Prevention, Inc - John Vander Meulen, General Manager
Z-Wave Alliance - Mark Walters, Chairman

Information about the Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers is available at www.connectedhealthsummit.com. Press passes for the event are available at http://www.parksassociates.com/events/connected-health/media. To schedule a meeting with an analyst or speaker, contact Holly Sprague at [email protected] or 720.987.6614.

The industry report Networked Medical Devices: Innovations and Business Models is available for purchase at www.parksassociates.com. Contact [email protected], 972-490-1113 for information.

About Connected Health Summit

Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers analyzes the roles of connected health technologies and innovations in driving changes in consumer behaviors and business models. The event focuses on four areas of consumer health technologies in particular, which all 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 September 4-5 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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