DALLAS, May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Parks Associates announced today that Geisinger Health Systems and Sharecare, Inc. will provide keynotes at the fourth-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, August 29-31 in San Diego Ca. The three day event, including a pre-show research workshop, analyzes the roles of connected health technologies and innovations in driving changes in consumer behaviors and business models and is focused on data-driven, human-centric patient experience and engagement.

Chanin Wendling, AVP, Informatics, Geisinger Health Systems, and Dale Rayman, SVP, Actuarial Consulting & Business Development, Sharecare, Inc., will present keynotes at the event addressing the changing healthcare markets. The keynote speakers will highlight perspectives from care providers in planning and executing patient-centered care services and discuss the predictive and prescriptive power of data analytics in transforming care management practices.

«We are excited to welcome these two industry thought leaders to present their vision of the connected health market at our upcoming event,» said Harry Wang, Sr. Director of Research, Parks Associates. «These two keynotes echo perfectly our event’s theme this year and will provide prime examples of how the healthcare industry is adapting care delivery models and how technology is empowering the industry to deliver them.»

Research from Parks Associates shows consumers have an interest for new services like remote monitoring solutions and preventive care services. They desire more convenient and effective care, but the healthcare industry is still exploring and learning the best approaches to engage these consumers at various points of their care journey.

Parks Associates connected health research reveals:

  • Caregivers’ adoption of technology for caregiving tasks has increased slightly – 44% now use at least one smartphone app to manage caregiving tasks, up from 41% in 2015.
  • 14% of U.S. broadband households report being «very interested» in remote monitoring solutions.
  • Almost 9% of U.S. broadband households are using technology to track their sleep.
  • 12% of U.S. broadband households own a digital pedometer or fitness tracker with Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connectivity.

The 2017 Advisory Board for Connected Health Summit includes experts from AARP, Alarm.com, Carilion Clinic, CVS Health, Geisinger Health Systems, Healthways, a Sharecare company, higi, Humana Wellness Solutions, Independa, Inc., MDLIVE, Inc., Omron Healthcare, Inc., Philips, Samsung Electronics America, and UPMC Insurance Services.

Early Event Sponsors: Independa, ReemoHealth, California HealthCare Foundation, Alarm.com, ULE Alliance, Vivify Health, and Z-Wave.

Parks Associates is accepting submissions for speakers for Connected Health Summit until June 30. Registration is open, and media are invited to attend.

About Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers

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 strategies for consumer engagement in remote health monitoring for accountable care, consumer-centric wellness and fitness solutions, independent living technologies and services, and innovative convenience care models. www.connectedhealthsummit.com.

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Parks Associates
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