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2018 Agenda


Tuesday, August 28

1-5 p.m.

Pre-Conference Workshop: Independent Living and Wellness: A Growing Opportunity
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Consumer Trends in Connected Health

Data Analytics: Managing Consumer Health Data

Sleep Tech Innovation: Moving Beyond Tracking

Holistic Sleep Solutions: Expanding the Ecosystem

Policy Impact on Connected Health Adoption

Trackers, Wearables, and Smart Watches: Next Stage in Health Tech

5:00 p.m.

Welcome to Connected Health Summit: Wine and Cheese Reception

7:10 p.m.

MDLIVE - Connected Health Summit break sponsor - San Diego PadresNetworking at Petco Park Baseball Game
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Industry Shifts: Expansion and Disruption

Wednesday, August 29

7:45 a.m.

Registration Open

8:00 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

8:15 a.m.

Welcome: Creating Long-term Consumer Engagement Strategies

Successful health and wellness solutions encourage an active and engaged lifestyle through offerings personalized for the end user. Consumer data shows predictable patterns of user engagement, with high usage rates at first followed by often dramatic drop-offs after 6-12 months. Just 60% of fitness tracker owners who have owned their devices for 7-12 months use it at least weekly, compared with 88% of those who have owned a fitness tracker for three months or less. This session examines the use of smart technologies and data analytics to make the home the center for healthy connected living, with solutions that adapt to these usage patterns. Parks Associates opens the conference with a discussion on the challenges of designing simple, intuitive experiences that can keep consumers engaged over the long term.

Presenter: Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates

8:30 a.m.

Smart Home Platforms: Growing the Connected Health Ecosystem

The home is a focal point for consumer health and wellness. Service providers and professional security monitoring and PERS monitoring companies, which have existing footprints in the home, are exploring their potential role in consumer wellness, remote patient monitoring, and aging with independence. Providing solutions for aging consumers and their caregivers is a natural first step and will become increasingly necessary as demographic shifts in the U.S., Western Europe, and Asia result in booming elderly populations in the years to come. This session examines smart home players’ potential to support new home-based health applications and services and related business models and partnerships requirements.


Christopher Baskin, CEO, American Two-Way

Sarah Jones, VP of Client Success, GreatCall Inc.

Spencer Moore, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Rapid Response Monitoring Services

Lainie Muller, Director, Wellness, Alarm.com

Moderator: Dina Abdelrazik, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

9:45 a.m.

Keynote - Smart Solutions for Connected Living at Home and in Communities

Alarm.com Keynote - Connected Health Summit

Shawn Barry
VP, Strategic Sales

Alarm.com - Connected Health Summit

Security systems have evolved to do much more for the residential consumer market and commercial healthcare market. Today’s technology redefines the relationship between people and the connected space they live in, and home builders and property managers are increasingly incorporating solutions to support commercial healthcare and wellness models. These IoT systems capture insightful data and provide perpetual awareness and predictive analytics, resulting in proactive and preventative care models and actionable information to enhance quality of life, improve patient outcomes, and lower care costs.

This keynote provides strategies to address expanding consumer and commercial needs with one platform solution, including smart automation, energy management, video, voice, and life safety. Shawn Barry of Alarm.com identifies the key market movers and the best strategies for entering this market. He also explores ways to operationalize resident activity technologies to improve care delivery at home or in assisted living facilities and discusses how discreet wireless sensors in the home can gather behavioral data that providers can use to customize care for all ages.

10:15 a.m.

Networking Break

10:45 a.m.

Consumer Devices: Expanding into Healthcare Use Cases

Over the past few years, adoption of connected health devices such as smart watches, connected blood pressure monitors, and weight scales has grown to almost half of broadband households. Consumers are increasingly taking to new technologies and platforms such as smart speakers, smart home devices, and even virtual reality headsets. Recognizing this trend, payers, providers, employers, and software solutions providers are turning to consumer devices to power their services, running pilots and forming partnerships with device makers. This session looks at the strategies for expanding consumer devices into the healthcare space and shares perspectives on the challenges and benefits of doing so.


Sam Ahn, Senior Manager for Healthcare, Samsung Electronics America

Terry Duesterhoeft, President & CEO, A&D Company -- Americas

Harish Kilaru, Director of Business Development, Cardiogram

Joe Liu, CEO, Mivatek Smart Connect

Rob Schneider, VP of Sales and Marketing, Omron Healthcare, Inc.

Doug Wolfgram, Chief Technology Officer, CareSpan International

Moderator: Kristen Hanich, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

11:45 a.m.

Keynote - The Power of Collaboration: Health Plan Innovation Plus Advanced Connected Solutions

Qualcomm Life keynote - Connected Health Summit JC Kyrillos

Senior Vice President and General Manager

Qualcomm Life

Qualcomm Life - Connected Health Summit

Behavior change is often hard, but it could be key to improving health outcomes and curbing costs. This keynote shares insight from an industry-leading consumer-directed wearable device wellness program that is driving these necessary changes. JC Kyrillos will discuss the right combination of financial incentives with technology-enabled engagement to produce positive results within consumer and workplace wellness programs. He will also examine new opportunities among health plans and technology firms, detailing the collaboration between UnitedHealthcare® and Qualcomm Life to improve healthcare value for employers and plan participants through digital wellness program UnitedHealthcare Motion®. 

12:15 p.m.


Networking Lunch

1:15 p.m.

Selling Connected Health: Channel Strategies

More than 40% of consumers in U.S. broadband households own and use at least one connected health or wellness device, and 40% are interested in paying for a home wellness feature for themselves, such as emergency alerts for family members. This session looks at new ways companies are selling connected health products and services through channels such as service providers, retailers, insurance companies, and healthcare providers. It also examines new revenue strategies for both consumer pay and reimbursement. Speakers discuss new partnerships and pilot programs featuring unique strategies to bring health tech to the consumer market.


Christopher Bui, MD, MBA, Executive Medical Director, Humana, Inc.

Angie Kalousek Ebrahimi, Director of Markets, Lifestyle Medicine, Blue Shield of California

Andy Maloy, VP of Connected Health and VP of Business Development, Integron

Moderator: Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates

2:00 p.m.

Special Session: Improving Patient Outcomes through Simplified Remote Engagement

An important key to effective healthcare reform is to deliver personalized care to people in a meaningful way, which will reduce costs and improve outcomes by delaying or ideally eliminating institutional episodes of care. A successful solution requires an integrated approach to remote engagement and care that leverages available resources in the home, including the TV screen and the video services, so that patients can stay at their residence of choice longer, safer, and more comfortably, while providers have efficient and effective access to the patient to catch little problems before they become major, expensive challenges. In this session, speakers discuss their initiatives using simplified consumer engagement technologies and provide insights on best practices for remote care solutions, bringing about much needed, transformative solutions in the consumerization of healthcare.


Alistair Chatwin, Vice President, DISH Business

Kian Saneii, Founder & CEO, Independa, Inc.

Moderator: Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates

2:30 p.m.

Networking Break

3:00 p.m.

Integrating Health Solutions into Consumer Lifestyles

Diet, sleep, stress management, transportation, access to healthy foods, socialization with others, family structure and habits, major life events (e.g., new child, moving, divorce, death of a loved one), and finding a sense of purpose in life are all incredibly impactful on health. However, the traditional healthcare system is episodic and siloed, falling far short of meeting comprehensive healthcare needs. In this session, speakers discuss innovative ways to address the complete healthy living needs of consumers and households, with a focus on partnerships, new business models, and disruptive approaches to old problems.


Martin Adler, Chief Strategy Officer, Reflexion Health

Daniel Behrendt, Director, Honeywell Life Care Solutions

Diana Ramirez Jones, SVP Marketing & Growth Strategy, EarlySense Inc.

Bill Scheffler, Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Business Development, eZLO

Moderator: Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates

4:00 p.m.

Keynote - Using Technology to Remove Transportation as a Barrier to Care

Uber Health - Connected Health Summit keynote

Jay Holley

Head of Partnerships

Uber Health

UBER - Connected Health Summit keynote

Over 3.5 million Americans miss doctor's appointments every year because of lack of reliable transportation, which costs the healthcare industry more than $150 billion a year. This keynote explores how the consumerization of IT is creating new solutions that eliminate transportation as a barrier to care, improving healthcare outcomes and creating a better patient experience.

4:30 p.m.

Virtual Visits: Expanding Reach and Functionality

Virtual visits need to expand functionality while also proving ROI and efficacy to enable the shift from an additional to a standard offering. At the same time, all parties, from doctors to patients to insurers, could benefit from a robust remote care solution that goes beyond replacement to improve outcomes over the traditional office-visit model. This session explores partnerships that will improve the virtual care experience for both patients and practitioners as well as the new technologies and services that will strengthen the virtual-visit solution.


Andrew Altorfer, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, CirrusMD

Peter Antall, Chief Medical Officer, American Well

David Bardan, VP of Provider Solutions, Tyto Care

Chuck Hector, Chief Sales Officer, MDLIVE, Inc.

Prentiss Taylor M.D., VP of Medical Affairs, Doctor On Demand

Moderator: Kristen Hanich, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

5:30 p.m.

Networking Reception
Sponsored by Independa


Technology Innovations: Driving Opportunities

Thursday, August 30

8:00 a.m.

Registration Open

8:00 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

8:15 a.m.

Welcome: Impact of New Technologies on Consumer Health Spending

Presenter: Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates

8:30 a.m.

AI in Health: Improving the Care Experience

Health providers look to connected health solutions to manage ongoing chronic care, provide independent living for the elderly, and deliver transitional care after a hospital discharge. In all these scenarios, solutions need to collect and contextualized bounteous amounts of data in order to understand the patient’s wellbeing, the environment, and the appropriate responses to each new scenario. The session examines processes to implement AI in these clinical scenarios, how AI impacts the consumer experience, and strategies to apply AI successfully in health circumstances that do not alienate but engage patients and family members.


Phil Marshall, Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, Conversa Health

Michael Nova, MD Ph.D, Chief Innovation Officer and Founder, Pathway OME

Nanette Oddo, President, Ada Health

Jim Seles, Director, Data and Digital Innovations, Medtronic Diabetes

Moderator: Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates

9:45 a.m.

Keynote - The Optimistic Future of AI in Healthcare

IBM Watson Keynote - Connected Health Summit

Deborah DiSanzo

General Manager

IBM Watson Health

IBM - Connected Health Summit keynote

Technology is changing the way individuals are managing their health and personal wellness and helping society to tackle massive challenges such as healthcare for an aging population. In this keynote, Deborah DiSanzo discusses how providers and tech companies are using artificial intelligence in the rapidly changing healthcare landscape and the opportunity to use data analytics technology to democratize access to the best patient care available.

10:15 a.m.

Networking BreakPathway OME - Connected Health Summit sponsor
Sponsored by Pathway OME

10:45 a.m.

Innovations in Connectivity: 5G for Health

Connection requirements for healthcare solutions are different from other sectors—reliability is paramount, and security must often conform to established and highly regulated industry standards. Application of new technologies such as 5G can achieve new capabilities—higher 5G bandwidths promise cellular support for data intensive applications like medical imaging, and 5G narrowband technologies promise a low-power, highly secure alternative to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. However, any new standard also creates challenges in integration and interoperability. This session examines the criteria for developers and manufacturers when selecting and implementing technologies for their healthcare solutions and steps to guard against obsolescence and ensure interoperability.


Nancy Green, Global Practice Lead, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Verizon Enterprise Solutions

Shanthi Ramakrishnan, CEO, eDevice

Tad Reynes, Regional Vice President - Healthcare Solutions, AT&T

Steve Schwartz, SVP, Business Development, Livongo

Moderator: Kristen Hanich, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

11:15 a.m.

Remote Patient Monitoring: Proving Outcomes and ROI

By integrating remote management solutions for high-cost chronic conditions like diabetes or sleep disorders, healthcare providers stand to better manage these patients, improve treatment, save money, and deliver a better holistic experience for patients and family members. This panel examines the efforts required to deliver a robust remote management solution and consumer attitudes toward remote care, including solutions that can deliver a strong doctor-patient bond that would encourage patient engagement and better outcomes. Speakers also share insights on strategies to deliver a remote management solution through a single provider as well as through the coordinated efforts of multiple players.


John Carpenter, Vice President of Channel Engagement, Nortek Security and Control

Amy Cook, Director, Product Marketing, Connected Devices, ResMed

Mark Goettling, CEO, BodiMetrics

Himanshu Shah, Chief Information Officer, Care Innovations, an Intel company

Moderator: Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates

12:00 p.m.

Keynote - Responding to the Voice of the Healthcare Consumer

Sunitra Mishra - Providence Connected Health Summit keynote

Sunita Mishra

Chief Executive, Express Care, Ambulatory Care Division

Providence St. Joseph Health


This keynote provides the health system perspective on the importance of understanding key consumer pain points in designing a sustainable, user-friendly healthcare delivery model of the future. Sunita Mishra discusses how a delivery system can use patient-centered access channels, digital engagement tools as well as consumer devices to simplify healthcare.

12:30 p.m.

Lunch & Interactive Networking

1:30 p.m.

Emerging Connected Health Tech: Next Wave of Innovation

Wearables such as Fitbits and smart watches only scratch the surface of possibilities for health tech innovations. They can count steps and track heart rate, but use cases can quickly and easily expand to diagnosing and treating diabetes, sleep disorders, hypertension, or heart disease. This session examines the innovations emerging in the IoT that have a connected health function or will incorporate a health capability. Speakers examine innovations in use, from wearables to smart speakers, and look at future innovations, such as augmented and virtual reality, voice assistants, and robotic care assistants.


Jennifer Fraser, Director of User Experience, Macadamian

Stuart Patterson, CEO, LifePod 

Nathan Treloar, President & COO, Orbita, Inc.

John Valiton, CEO, Reemo Health

Moderator: Kristen Hanich, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

2:15 p.m.

Future Investments: Connected Healthcare

Investment veterans and corporate insiders share their perspectives on the current climate for digital health investments, advice for companies seeking investment, and outlook on areas that will generate interest and capital in the near future.


Christophe Defert, VP, Ventures, Centrica Innovations

John Gardner, Partner, NGP Capital

Paul Geevarghese, Vice President, Market Access North America, mySugr

Jody Holtzman, Senior Managing Partner, Longevity Venture Advisors LLC

Thomas Kluz, General Partner, Qualcomm Ventures / dRx Capital

Moderator: Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates

3:30 p.m.

Closing Comments

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