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Parks Associates: Doctor-Patient Video Consultations Will Nearly Triple From 5.7 Million in 2014 to Over 16 Million in 2015

Charter Sponsors ADT, Care Innovations, Lowe's, and Z-Wave Provide Key Leadership Roles for the Inaugural Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers

DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 08/25/14 -- Parks Associates today announced ADT, Care Innovations, Lowe's, and Z-Wave as the Charter Sponsors for the inaugural Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, scheduled to take place September 4-5 at the Omni Hotel in San Diego. The early support and leadership from these key players helped to guide the event agenda and complemented Parks Associates' industry expertise and consumer research in the connected health markets.

The two-day executive conference, hosted by international research firm Parks Associates, is the only event focused exclusively on the consumer perspective of the fast-growing digital health/connected health market. The event provides industry players with in-depth analysis on the implications of the connected healthcare revolution.

"The number of doctor-patient video consultations will nearly triple from this year to the next, from 5.7 million in 2014 to over 16 million in 2015, and will exceed 130 million in 2018," said Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates. "The connected health markets are experiencing tremendous growth both in end-user connected devices and on the institutional side, and the early collaboration with our Charter Sponsors helped us focus our first-year event as a key industry forum to connect the technology industry with healthcare stakeholders."

ADT is a leading provider of security and automation solutions for homes and businesses in the United States and Canada. ADT's broad and innovative set of products and services, including ADT Pulse® interactive home and business solutions, and health services, meet a wide range of customer needs for today's increasingly mobile lifestyles.

"The development of secure health solutions in a connected world is at the core of what ADT's Health division focuses on every day," said Amy Kabcenell, Senior Director of Marketing for ADT Health. "ADT is thrilled to be a part of the inaugural Connected Health Summit, and we look forward to working with Parks Associates and their partners to further explore the opportunities to bridge the gap between patients and healthcare providers through the use of innovative technology."

Intel-GE Care Innovations™ connects people with their care teams and gives them the confidence to live independently wherever they call home. The company's products and services help bring healthcare into the home and help people live confidently and engaged in their own health.

Lowe's has entered the Smart Home market with a broad range of innovative new connected products and services using their Iris platform. Iris products and services are designed to make homes safer, more energy efficient, and convenient to manage.

Z-Wave technology is an open, internationally recognized ITU standard. The Z-Wave standard is a key enabler of smart living solutions for deployment in all channels, from service providers to retailers, security companies, and builders and installers. The wireless home control technology has over 1,000 certified interoperable products worldwide.

Information about the Connected Health Summit is available at connectedhealthsummit.com. Press passes for the event are available at http://www.parksassociates.com/events/connected-health/media.

About Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers

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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