UnitedHealthcare joins Aetna Digital, Geisinger Health System, and Sharecare as a Keynote at Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers

Parks Associates research finds 18% of consumers participate in at least one wellness program

Parks Associates today announced that John W. Cosgriff, Chief Strategy Officer, UnitedHealthcare, will keynote the upcoming Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, August 29-31 in San Diego, California. Previously confirmed keynote speakers include Saquib Rahim, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Aetna Digital; Dale Rayman, Senior VP, Actuarial Consulting & Business Development, Sharecare, Inc.; and Chanin Wendling, AVP, Informatics, Geisinger Health System.


The international research firm will host industry-leading executives to provide strategic insights into consumer engagement, care accountability, service innovations, and platform design for the successful deployment of connected healthcare solutions. New digital health research from Parks Associates shows that 18% of consumers in U.S. broadband households were participating in at least one wellness program early in 2017.

"Overall wellness program participation is low given the percentage of people showing concerns about their health. Our research shows roughly 60% of U.S. broadband households have at least one resident with a chronic condition," said Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates. "To drive engagement and participation, insurers and employers would benefit from more aggressive promotions and more interactive program designs using smartphone apps and devices as well as personalized incentives."

Confirmed speakers for Connected Health Summit include:
• Sam Adams, IBM Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor, Technical Lead for Global Aging Initiative, IBM
• Andrew Altorfer, CEO, CirrusMD
• Darlene Arbeit NFA, HFA, COO, ALIVE SCIENCES
• Arta Bakshandeh, Senior Medical Officer, Alignment Healthcare
• Edmond Banayan, MBA, MSIMC, Co-Founder & CEO, Chronaly
• Avi Barel, Business Development Director, ULE Alliance
• Autumn Braswell, COO, Global Solutions, Marketing, LinQ, iQor
• William Betten, Director, Business Solutions, Devicix by Nortech Systems
• Kyra Bobinet, CEO-founder, engagedIN
• Harvey Bogarat, VP, Business Development, Libertana
• Casper de Clercq, General Partner, Norwest Venture Partners
• Jeff Cutler, Chief Revenue Officer, Tyto Care
• Barry Didato, Chief Investment Officer, The Innovation Institute
• Steve Ditto, Chief Commercial Officer, Lantern
• Chris Edwards, Chief Marketing & Experience Officer, Conversa Health
• Guy Friedman, Co-Founder & CEO, SteadyMD, Inc.
• John Gardner, Partner, Nokia Growth Partners
• Veena Goel, MD, Medical Director, Digital Patient Experience, Sutter Health
• Kari Hall, VP, Global Services, ResMed
• Darren Hay, Chief Revenue Officer, Care Angel
• Chuck Hector, Chief Sales Officer, MDLIVE, Inc.
• Jody Holtzman, SVP, Market Innovation, AARP
• Olivier Hua, CEO, BewellConnect Corp
• David Inns, CEO, GreatCall
• Matthew Karls, Partner, Echo Health Ventures
• Ranndy Kellogg, President and CEO, Omron Healthcare, Inc.
• Sanjay Khurana, VP, Caregiving Products and Services, AARP
• Steve Koenig, Senior Director, Market Research, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)
• Phillip LaJoie, VP, Operations, 2bPrecise
• Robert Lutz, VP Marketing & Business Development, Systech Corporation representing Z-Wave
• Kelly Macken-Marble, VP, Population Health & Ambulatory Care, CentraCare Health
• John Mattison, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, Kaiser
• Kristen Ratcliff McGovern, Partner, Sirona Strategies
• Sean McNamara, Manager, Health Partnerships, Garmin
• Lainie Muller, Director Wellness, Alarm.com
• Mikki Nasch, Co-founder, Evidation Health
• Chris Nicholson, CEO, mPulse Mobile
• Chris Otto, Senior VP, MobileHelp Healthcare
• Trishan Panch, Chief Medical Officer, WellFrame
• Andrew Parker, Founder & CEO, Papa
• Sherrie Petersen, Director, LivingWell@Home, The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society
• Scott Plewes, VP, User Experience, Macadamian
• Karissa Price, Ph.D., Principal, GTM Strategies
• Sreeram Ramakrishnan, Ph.D., VP - Health and Business Analytics, UPMC Insurance Services
• Eric Rock, CEO and Founder, Vivify Health
• Karsten Russell-Wood, Director, Marketing, Philips
• Adam Sabloff, CEO, Founder, VirtualHealth
• Kian Saneii, Founder & CEO, Independa
• Drew Schiller, CEO & Co-Founder, Validic
• Corey Schmid, General Partner, Seven Peaks Ventures
• Stuart Slutzky, Chief, Product Innovation, Humana Wellness Solutions
• Kevin L. Smith, DNP, FNP, FAANP, Chief Clinical Officer, Zipnosis, Inc
• Ian Tong, Chief Medical Officer, Doctor On Demand
• Nathan Treloar, President and COO, Orbita Health
• Kim Tyrrell-Knott, Partner, Epstein Becker Green
• Rick Valencia, President, Qualcomm Life
• John Valiton, CEO, Reemo Health
• Anthony Versarge, Head, Product, Health and Wellness, Comcast
• Patrick Wheelock, SVP, Strategic Partnerships, PokitDok, Inc.
• Kevin Yamazaki, CEO, Sidebench
• Michael Zagami, VP, Health Engagement Design, Eliza Corporation

Event sponsors include Independa, iQor, Reemo Health, AARP, Alarm.com, BodiMetrics, Macadamian, mPulse Mobile, PokitDok, ULE Alliance, Vivify Health, Z-Wave, California HealthCare Foundation, Best Buy, LivingWell@Home, Rapid Response Monitoring, Sidebench, Freeus, and MobileHelp Healthcare.

Event Supporters include Antenna, B2 Group, BestSEOS.com, Best Web Design Agencies, CIO Applications, CIOReview, Conference Guru, CoPE, Crowd Reviews, CTA, ES Outlook, FierceHealthcare, FierceHealthIT, FiercePharma, Finpro, Healthcare Dive, Home Health Technology News, Hometoys, i-Home, Innovation & Tech Today, Intelligent Health Association, Internet Health Management, IoT Consortium, LonMark International, Managed Care Magazine, Open Connectivity Foundation, Open Mobile Alliance, Personal Connected Health Alliance, PharmaVoice, RHCC, RTC Magazine, Smart Insights, Springboard, Telebehavioral Health Institute, Telecompaper, Telehealth & Telecare Aware, The MedTech Strategist, The Journal of mHealth, topSEOS.com, Visibility Magazine, and Wi-Fi Alliance.

Registration is open, and media are invited to attend. To schedule an interview with an analyst or request specific research, contact Julia Homier at julia.homier@parksassociates.com, 972.996.0214.

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 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. www.connectedhealthsummit.com.

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