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February 6, 2020

Parks Associates announces Advisory Board for 7th annual Connected Health Summit, with executives from Alarm.com, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Great Call, Harvard Medical Center, Humana, MDLIVE, Papa, and PeoplePower

One-third of consumers are interested in wearables monitoring their health

Research firm Parks Associates today announced the topics and early advisory board members for the seventh annual Connected Health Summit: Independent Living and Wellness, September 1-3 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California. Connected Health Summit, with early sponsorship from Alarm.com, Rapid Response Monitoring, and Sprosty Network, addresses consumer health and wellness solutions aimed at improving quality of life, with a focus on crossover opportunities among smart home solutions and independent living.

Recent research from Parks Associates finds one-third of consumers in US broadband households are interested in wearables monitoring their health, including 20% who are very interested. The executive conference examines smart home platforms, on-demand services, voice assistants, and wearables that empower consumers, caregivers, and providers with new insight into patient health. This presents a vast market opportunity for industry players with a footprint in the home willing to expand into the connected health space.

“The US healthcare industry is in the midst of transformation, with the rise of informed and increasingly empowered consumers and the ongoing overhaul of its information infrastructure from physical to digital with AI capabilities,” said Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates.“Providing consumers with positive, on-demand healthcare experiences is no longer a selling point but a necessary component of healthcare solutions in both clinical and residential environments. We are excited to announce this year’s advisory board who will help shape the agenda for our annual health conference.”

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Confirmed Advisory Board Members:

  • Tori Ames, Telehealth, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Michael Farrell, SVP & GM Hospitals and Health Systems, MDLIVE
  • Florin Fortis, Director of Products and Partnerships Development, Humana Wellness Solutions, Humana
  • Chuck Hector, Chief Revenue Officer, Papa
  • Sarah Jones, VP of Commercial Product, Great Call
  • Lainie Muller, Director, Health & Wellness, Strategic Sales, Alarm.com
  • Dr. Yuri Quintana, Director, Global Health Informatics, Beth Isreal Deaconness Medical Center, Harvard Medical Center
  • Gene Wang, CEO, PeoplePower


  • Connected Health Business Models: Direct-to-Consumer, Fee-for-Service, and Value-Based Care
  • Artificial Intelligence and Personalization in Connected Health
  • Independent Living: Opportunity for Smart Home Platforms
  • Impact of Tech: Reducing Social Isolation among Seniors
  • Tech Giants: Driving Healthcare Innovation
  • Technology Enablers: Interoperability and Data Integration
  • Future of Connected Health: VR, AR, Robotics, and 5G
  • Employee Wellness: Driving Engagement through Partnerships
  • Remote Monitoring: Extending Healthcare Services 
  • Evolution of Telehealth Services: New Use Cases and Impact of Reimbursement
  • Seniors and Caretakers: Serving a Massive Population at Home
  • Channel Growth: Connected Healthcare
  • Direct-to-Consumer Marketing in a B2B Healthcare Market
  • Consumer Devices and Integration with Enterprise Health Applications
  • Connected Health for Families: Telehealth and Services
  • Smart Home, Healthy Home: Water, Air, and Sleep

Parks Associates is accepting submissions to speak at Connected Health Summit through June 1 at www.parksassociates.com/chs-speak.

Registration is open, and media are invited to attend.

About Connected Health Summit: Consumer Engagement and Innovation

Connected Health Summit, hosted by international research firm Parks Associates, is an executive conference focused on the impact of connected devices and IoT healthcare solutions on consumers at home. In its tenth year, Connected Health Summit brings senior industry leaders together from all aspects of the consumer experience ecosystems to provide insights on new business models, IoT technologies, consumer behaviors, and deployments relevant to consumer healthcare solutions.

The conference features Parks Associates quarterly consumer readdresses opportunities for new solutions in the care giving and senior markets and the wellness markets. This includes smart home platforms, on-demand services, voice assistants, and wearables, to empower consumers, caregivers, and providers and to meet the growing demand for services in independent living, chronic care management, remote access to care, and wellness and fitness solutions. www.connectedhealthsummit.com

Follow the event on Twitter at @CONN_Health_Smt.