Adoption of connected healthcare devices increases 40% since 2Q 2014

International research firm announces speakers and keynotes for third-annual Connected Health Summit

Dallas, Texas, August 16, 2016 - Parks Associates today announced new data showing the adoption of connected healthcare devices has reached 36% of U.S. broadband households as of 2Q 2016, marking a 40% increase since 2Q 2014. The international research firm will address the new data at the third-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, August 30 - September 1, in San Diego. More than 50 speakers, including keynotes by executives from HumanaVitality, Medtronic, Samsung, and Walmart, will participate at the conference.

"Rising consumerism of healthcare continues to be a transformative trend affecting the entire connected health industry," said Harry Wang, Senior Research Director, Parks Associates. "At Connected Health Summit, we will spotlight four key areas impacting the U.S. health system, including remote health monitoring for accountable care, consumer-centric wellness and fitness solutions, independent living technologies and services, and innovative virtual/convenience care models."

Keynote speakers for the event include Annette Brüls, President, Diabetes Service and Solutions, Medtronic; Alex Hurd, Senior Director, Product Development, Growth and Payer Innovation -- Health & Wellness, Walmart; Dr. David Rhew, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Healthcare and Fitness, Samsung Electronics America; and Stuart Slutzky, Chief, Product Innovation, HumanaVitality.

"Connected Health Summit features leading voices from influential companies helping to navigate this complex industry," Wang said. "More than 300 industry healthcare and technology leaders will attend the conference for an in-depth look at case studies for successful solutions."

Confirmed speakers for Connected Health Summit include:
• David E. Albert, M.D., Founder & Chief Medical Officer, AliveCor
• Andrew Altorfer, CEO, CirrusMD
• Don Boerema, Chief Corporate Development Officer, ADT
• Jeroen Brouwer, Director of Business Development and Sales, Philips
• Leslie Butcher, Sr. Director of Business Development, PokitDok
• Sachin Chaudhry, Founder and CEO, TrustCircle
• Ray Costantini, MD, Co-Founder & CEO,
• Ash Damle, Founder and CEO, Lumiata
• Casper de Clercq, Partner, Norwest Venture Partners
• Henry DePhillips, MD, FAAFP, Chief Medical Officer, TelaDoc
• Kent Dicks, CEO, Life365
• Sander Duncan, Vice President of Business Development, Pager
• Michael Erben, Director of Sales, Multi-Tech Systems, Inc.
• Bettina Experton, MD, MPH, President & CEO, HUMETRIX
• Richard Fury, MD, Director, TPMG Tech Group
• Dan Galles, Partner, Providence Ventures
• Christian Garcia, CEO, Ubilogix representing ZigBee Alliance
• John Gardner, Partner, Nokia Growth Partners
• Kevin Garton, Chief Marketing Officer, Zonoff
• Dan Gebremedhin, MD, Principal, Flare Capital Partners
• David Goldsmith, Chief Strategy Officer, WEGO Health
• Marcus Grindstaff, Chief Operating Officer, Care Innovations
• Dr. Alexander Grunsfeld, Director of Neurology, Sentara Healthcare
• David Inns, CEO, GreatCall Inc.
• Angie Kalousek Ebrahimi, Senior Manager, Wellness Market Solutions, Blue Shield of California
• John Kao, CEO and President, Alignment Healthcare
• Ranndy Kellogg, President & CEO, Omron Healthcare
• Asif Khan, Founder & CEO, Caremerge
• Ravi Kuppuraj, Chief Architect for Patient Care and Monitoring Solutions, Philips
• Jonathan Leviss, M.D. FACP, Chief Medical Officer, AMC Health
• Joe Liu, CEO, MivaTek
• Simon Longbottom, VP of Preventive Health, Nokia
• Kelly Macken-Marble, VP, Ambulatory Care, CentraCare Health
• Tom MacTavish, Assistant Professor, IIT Institute of Design
• Jeff Makowka, Director, Market Innovation, AARP
• James Mault, M.D., F.A.C.S., Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Qualcomm Life
• Kristine Mullen, Vice President, Wellness Strategies & Solutions, Humana
• Lainie Muller, Director, Wellness,
• Lance Myers, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, Sentrian
• Michel Nadeau, CEO, Tactio Health Group
• Christopher Nicholson, CEO, mPulse Mobile
• Dr. Sanjay Patil, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, MDLIVE, Inc.
• Jon Pearce, CEO and Co-founder, Zipnosis
• Karissa Price, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, Healthways
• Jim Pursley, Chief Commercial Officer, Livongo Health
• Karthik Ranjan, Director Healthcare Technology, ARM
• Eric Rock, CEO, Vivify Health
• Kian Saneii, Founder & CEO, Independa, Inc.
• Bill Scheffler, Director of NA Sales and Business Development, Sigma Designs/Z-Wave
• Levi Shapiro, Founder, mHealth Israel
• Dr. Khan Siddiqui, Chief Medical Officer & Chief Technology Officer, higi
• Dr. Agnis Stibe, Social Engineer of Persuasive Wellbeing, MIT Media Lab
• Dave Swartz, Co-Founder / President, MEDL Mobile
• John Vander Meulen, General Manager, Commercial Markets, Johnson & Johnson, Health and Wellness Solutions
• Davide Vigano, CEO and Co-Founder, Sensoria, Inc.
• Anne Weiler, Co-founder and CEO, Wellpepper
• Mimi Winsber MD, Medical Director, Psychiatry Lead,

Connected Health Summit spotlights health technologies as part of the Internet of Things (IoT) phenomenon and analyzes ways that connected health solutions can engage healthcare consumers and help transform the U.S. health system. Throughout the conference, Parks Associates will present new consumer research showing the rising consumerism in the U.S. healthcare market.

Conference sponsors include Independa, higi, ARM, Care Innovations, Healthways,, Honeywell, MEDL Mobile, MultiTech, New Fields Technologies, PokitDok, Z-Wave, ZigBee, the California Health Care Foundation,, Medable, and Home8.

Registration is open and media are invited to attend. To schedule an interview with an analyst or request specific research, contact Holly Sprague at, 720.987.6614.

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 event will take place August 30 - September 1, 2016, at the Omni Hotel in San Diego, CA. Parks Associates is accepting submissions for speakers for the event.

For more information on Parks Associates research or Connected Health Summit, visit To schedule an interview or to request specific research data, please contact Holly Sprague at

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