Connected Health Summit features advisory board with Best Buy, Care Innovations, Comcast, GreatCall,

Parks Associates: 20% of U.S. Broadband Households Very Interested in Home Living Service to Notify Family in Case of Emergency

DALLAS, March 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — International research firm Parks Associates today announced the advisory board for the fifth-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, taking place August 28-30 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. Parks Associates is currently accepting speaker submissions for the event.

The research firm recently reported 40% of U.S. broadband households are interested in home living services, such as alerts for family members about emergencies, alerts about dangers in the home, or concierge services offering health and retirement advice. Of those interested, 42% are very likely to pay $5 per month for these services, and 23% are very likely to pay $25 per month, according to 360 View Update: Smart Home, Caregiving, and Aging-in-Place.

Connected Health Summit Advisory Board Participants include:

  1. Bryan Adams, Chief Commercial Officer, GreatCall

  2. Kent Dicks, CEO and Founder, Life365

  3. Chuck Hector, Chief Sales Officer, MDLIVE, Inc.

  4. Alex Hurd, Senior Director, Product Development, Growth and Payer Innovation – Health & Wellness, Walmart

  5. Elena Lipson, Principal and Founder, Mosaic Growth Partners

  6. Tarisa Parrish, Director Product Development, Strategic Growth Office, Best Buy

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

  8. Himanshu Shah, CIO, Care Innovations, an Intel Company

  9. Nathan Treloar, President and COO, Orbita

  10. Anthony Versarge, Head, Product, Health and Wellness, Comcast

“Connected health will inevitably be a part of how seniors stay healthy and independent, and GreatCall’s participation in this conference reflects that important reality,” Adams said. “As the market continues to grow, we look forward to helping shape and drive the next generation of products and services.”

“The Connected Health Summit is my one event each year where I can focus on the most relevant technologies and services that are improving healthcare in the moment,” Hector said.

“Mosaic Growth Partners is thrilled to be part of the Advisory Board for the 2018 Connected Health Summit,” Lipson said. “As older adults increasingly want to age in their homes and the number of caregivers shrinks, technology will play an important role. It’s crucial that we understand consumer preferences so that our tech solutions enable healthy, happy, and safe independent living.”

“We believe that powerful innovation in connected health begins with identifying what’s right for the customer – and continuing to keep the customer at the very center of the solution,” Parrish said. “We focus on products and services that address real human needs, enhanced with an exceptional customer experience.”

“As the global leader in at-home blood pressure monitoring, Omron Healthcare continues to invest in healthcare technology for the connected home,” Schneider said. “Connected healthcare technology promotes positive behavior change, encourages patient-doctor dialogue and produces more meaningful data for better treatment insights. It’s a key part of how Omron Healthcare is Going for Zero heart attacks and strokes. As part of the advisory committee for Parks Associates, our goal is to increase awareness of the benefits of connected health.”

“The Connected Health Summit is a leading forum for the digital healthcare transformation. I’m excited to add Orbita’s perspective to this important event,” Treloar said.

Registration is open, and media are invited to attend. For more information, visit

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.

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