SOURCE: Parks Associates

Parks Associates

March 24, 2016 09:00 ET

AARP, Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions, mPulse Mobile, Qualcomm Life, and Samsung to Participate at Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers

Parks Associates Announces Session Topics and Advisory Board Participants for Third-Annual Connected Health Summit

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Mar 24, 2016) - Parks Associates announced that the third-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers will be held August 30 - September 1, 2016, at the Omni Hotel San Diego, with executives from AARP, Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions, mPulse Mobile, Qualcomm Life, and Samsung participating on this year's advisory board.

New Parks Associates research shows almost one-third of U.S. consumers 65 or older own and use a connected health device. The most commonly used devices are exercise equipment, blood pressure cuffs, and fitness trackers. The three-day Connected Health Summit, led by the firm's Digital Health Research Director Harry Wang, addresses successful approaches in the deployment of these connected healthcare products and services, including strategies for hardware and solution providers to win the support of payers and other healthcare customers.

"2016 is a turning point for both connected health players and the consumers using their solutions," said Harry Wang, Mobile and Digital Health Research Director, Parks Associates. "Healthcare is an interconnected industry, and the continued expansion of the connected home concept and the consumer-based Internet of Things (IoT) is growing the 'opportunity footprint' for health solutions."

Confirmed 2016 Advisory Board Participants include:

  • Jeff Makowka, Director, Market Innovation, AARP
  • James R. Mault, M.D., F.A.C.S., VP and Chief Medical Officer, Qualcomm Life
  • John Vander Meulen, General Manager, Commercial Markets, Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions
  • Christopher Nicholson, Chief Executive Officer, mPulse Mobile, Inc.
  • David C. Rhew, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Head of Healthcare and Fitness, Samsung Electronics America

The agenda includes a focus on the role of healthcare in the connected home; impact of technology innovations and disruptions; success stories in expanding accountability and consumer engagement; and, transformative business models for providers. Session topics:

Technology Strategies

  • Innovative Devices for Consumer Care: IoT and Healthcare Services 
  • Enabling Better Care: Integrated Technology and Data Platforms 
  • Sensors and IoT Technologies for Connected Care 

Consumer Engagement

  • Effective Population Health Management Strategies: Success and Lessons Learned 
  • Engaging Caregivers for Coordinated Care 
  • Bring Doctors to Your Home: Virtually and in Person 

Business Strategies and Partnerships

  • Partnerships in the Connected Health and IoT Market: Do's and Don'ts
  • From Selling Products to Selling an Integrated Care Experience 
  • From Fee-for-Service to Pay-for-Performance: Transition Success Stories 

Disruptive Business Models

  • IoT: Integrating Smart Home Solutions into Connected Health Experience 
  • Everything Disruptive: What Can Consumers Expect From Care Innovators 
  • Venture Capital and Investment Trends in Consumer Health 

Parks Associates is accepting submissions for speakers for the event. For more information on participating, visit

About Connected Health Summit

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 30 - September 1, 2016, at the Omni Hotel in San Diego, CA.

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