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2017 Connected Health Conference

Boston, MA
Oct. 25-27, 2017

Connected Health and the Smart Home: Assessing the Crossover Opportunities

Connected Health Conference

Date: Oct 25, 2017
Time: 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Location: Seaport World Trade Center
Fee: $299
*Separate registration required. Add-on to registration through conference registration system. Receive a $50 package discount when combining with CHC General Attendee Registration. 

This workshop, hosted by Parks Associates as a pre-conference event at PCHAlliance Connected Health Conference, combines Parks Associates’ research presentations with expert panels to provide attendees with knowledge and guidance regarding new business opportunities in connected health. Analysts and industry executives will discuss the role of health for the connected consumer and strategies to deliver healthcare innovations through a connected and intelligent home.



1:00 p.m.  Welcome & Opening Presentation: Extending Smart Home Platform for Connected Health Consumers

This presentation draws on Parks Associates’ smart home platform and digital health research to highlight crossover use cases with the most compelling value propositions for consumers and their healthcare providers.

1:10 p.m.  Launching Connected Health Solution on a Smart Home Platform - Expert Panel

This panel invites guest speakers from the smart home industry and developers of connected health applications to discuss product and marketing strategies for launching connected health solutions. They share insights and approaches to driving greater integration and offering optimized user experiences.

  • John Carpenter, VP of Channel Engagement, Nortek

  • Anthony Versarge, Head of Product, Health and Wellness, Comcast

  • Jennifer Willey, Chief Business Officer, Independa, Inc.

Moderator: Brad Russell, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

2:05 p.m. Sensor, Voice UI, and AI: Success Formula for Aging in Place - Expert Panel

Connected sensors and wearables play a big role in aging-in-place solutions, and software capability, including front end UI and backend analytics engine, is equally important. This panel invites experts from the sensor, UI, and AI fields to discuss technology readiness, implementation strategies, and business models that support a smart independent living experience.

Moderator: Brad Russell, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

2:45 p.m. Coffee Break

3:00 p.m. Supporting Family Caregivers via Breakthrough Technology - Research Presentation by Parks Associates

This presentation features Parks Associates’ caregiver survey data and technology research to highlight innovators and early successes in this under-invested market. It also analyzes where opportunities emerging over the next 3-5 years as consumer demand increases.

  • Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates

3:10 p.m. From Wellness to Chronic Disease Management: How Can Smart Home Technology Help? - Expert Panel

As healthcare delivery shifts from high-cost institutional care to lower-cost home care, the concept of home as a care setting expands significantly from the current nurse home visit model to a variety of new services. Among them, the opportunity to help consumers manage their chronic conditions has the most potential, provided these services are delivered properly. This expert panel focuses on consumers with chronic conditions and invites guest speakers to discuss means and strategies to deliver preventive services and care coaching services to the home.

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

4:05 p.m. Sleep Tech and Smart Home: Is Smart Bedroom the Next Opportunity? - Expert Panel

Poor sleep quality detracts from people’s quality of life and contributes to chronic health problems. However, it is difficult to communicate the health benefits of sleep to consumers, even with today’s sleep tracking technologies. This panel invites sleep technology vendors and sleep experts to discuss how sleep tech can be integrated in a smart home experience. They also discuss strategies to engage consumers with smart sleep technologies and the concept of the smart bedroom.

  • Melissa Barra, Chief Strategy & Customer Relationship Officer, Select Comfort

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

  • Jeff Patton, GM Connected Home Product Management & Innovation, GE Lighting

  • Dr. Roy Raymann, Vice President Sleep Science & Scientific Affairs, SleepScore Labs 

  • Dean Tucker, Senior VP, Sales and Marketing, North America, Emfit

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

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