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Parks Associates

April 13, 2015 09:00 ET

Parks Associates Research Director to Lead Panel Discussing Technology's Impact on Healthcare at HIMSS15

Harry Wang to Discuss Wearables and Connected Health on Wednesday, April 15, at HIMSS15 in Chicago

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Apr 13, 2015) -  Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates, will share his expertise on consumer applications for health IT at the 2015 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in Chicago, April 12-16, 2015. Wang will present "Healthy Living, Connected Devices and Wearables" on April 15 from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. More than 38,000 healthcare industry professionals will attend the conference, where they will learn about and discuss health IT issues and view industry solutions.

As an HIMSS15 presenter, Wang will lead a roundtable discussion based on the latest research drawn from consumer research and industry analysis. Speakers will examine technology's impact on consumer/care provider engagement efforts and strategies care providers and entrepreneurs can implement to accomplish a "triple aim" -- lower healthcare costs, improve quality, and offer convenient access. New research from Parks Associates indicates:

  • Roughly one-fifth of smartphone and tablet owners use a health app on a monthly basis.

  • Among those using health apps, the average length of a usage session is just under 17 minutes.

  • 19% of smartphone owners find a master health app that aggregates data from all health apps very appealing.

"The annual HIMSS conference is a significant digital health event that showcases not only health IT innovations but also key technologies that deliver consumer health and wellness applications," Wang said. "I am thrilled to facilitate a roundtable discussion about how technologies will support patient self-care and bring care providers opportunities to engage patients outside their clinics."

The HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition ranks as one of the largest health IT gatherings in the world, with more than 300 peer-reviewed education sessions, a 467,000 square-foot exhibit floor, and numerous networking events.

"HIMSS is recognized for its quality and relevant programming. At HIMSS15, we will have more than 400 speakers share their expertise during our pre-conference and conference educational sessions," said JoAnn W. Klinedinst, CPHIMS, PMP, FHIMSS, vice president, professional development, for HIMSS. "I congratulate our HIMSS15 Annual Conference Education Committee that selected our final speakers as well as all presenters who will be part of our extensive and diverse programming schedule." 

Wang oversees Parks Associates' mobility and apps research, which covers mobile/wearable devices and services, apps and APIs, and mobile commerce/marketing, payment, and connected car industries. He is also the founder and lead analyst of Parks Associates' digital health research program since its inception in 2006. He and his team cover emerging health technologies, applications, and services in areas such as chronic/preventive care, independent living, wellness and fitness, and virtual/convenience care.

Parks Associates will host Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers on September 9-10 in San Diego. For more information on Parks Associates' research and events, visit www.parksassociates.com or call 972-490-1113. To schedule an interview with Harry Wang, contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com, 720.987.6614.

About Parks Associates

Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.

The company's expertise includes digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Parks Associates hosts several industry events each year, including the upcoming CONNECTIONS™ U.S., May 19-21, San Francisco, California, and the Connected Health Summit, taking place September 9-10, San Diego, California.

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