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September – October 2014

Connected Health Summit – Engaging Consumers @ The Omni Hotel San Diego
Sep 4 – Sep 6 all-day
Connected Health Summit - Engaging Consumers @ The Omni Hotel San Diego

Inaugural Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers focuses on consumer-centric health and wellness solution markets

Parks Associates research shows 25% of U.S. broadband households have used a health app in the past year

International market research and consulting firm Parks Associates announced today it will host the first Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers on September 4-5 at the Omni Hotel San Diego, with keynote presentations from Qualcomm Life and Walgreens. This executive conference focuses on the mHealth and consumer-centric health and wellness markets and features industry thought leaders, networking opportunities with healthcare business leaders, and interactive panel discussions on increasing consumer engagement, producing better care outcomes, and growing revenues and building new business models in this expanding market.

Parks Associates research shows 27% of U.S. broadband households have used a provider or insurer website, averaging about 2.5 visits per year, and 25% have used a health app, with usage averaging almost four times per year.

“The digital health industry is at a decisive juncture for significant growth forward; rallying consumer demand and fostering industry collaborations through technology and care model innovations are crucial to its success,” said Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates. “The Connected Health Summit will bring together key healthcare stakeholders, including insurers, health systems, and physician groups, with their peers from technology companies, consumer brands, broadband service providers, retailers, and entrepreneurs to address the roles of connected health technologies and innovations in driving changes in consumer behaviors and care delivery models.”

Connected Health Summit, with charter sponsors ADT, Care Innovations, Lowe’s, and Z-Wave, features keynote speakers James R. Mault, M.D., F.A.C.S., VP and Chief Medical Officer, Qualcomm Life, and Adam Pellegrini, VP, Digital Health, Walgreens.

Sessions will include in-depth discussions on Parks Associates’ groundbreaking research, including:

·         3% of U.S. broadband households are interested in virtual tools to manage medications, and 15% are interested in post-surgery virtual monitoring.

·         Over 50% of U.S. broadband households with access to online services such as prescription refills, real-time video calls with a doctor, or appointments use these services.

·         The number of U.S. households using video consultations for their care needs will increase to 22.6 million in 2018.

·         By 2018, almost 135 million healthcare consumers will benefit from care practices following the accountable care principles. Among them, almost 20 million will be eligible to participate in a physician/hospital-led care program responsible for coordinating all their health needs and  managing multiple chronic conditions.

·         The connected health and wellness solution market will generate almost $8 billion in revenue in 2018 from selling hardware, software/apps, and wellness services.

·         The market for senior-focused independent living solutions will grow 11% annually on average for the next five years, generating $1.4 billion in service revenues in 2018.

”2014 will be a pivotal year for consumer-centric healthcare solutions and services,” Wang said. “The healthcare technology market is benefiting from a favorable policy environment, a groundswell of consumer interest, a brisk innovation cycle, and a growing eagerness among payers and providers for effective consumer/patient engagement.”

Members of the Connected Health Advisory Board include:

·         AARP – Lance Kilpatrick, VP, My Health Portfolio

·         ADT – Amy Kabcenell, Sr. Director, Marketing, ADT Health

·         Alere – Kent Dicks, CEO, Alere Connect, a division of Alere

·         American Heart Association – Patrick Wayte, SVP, Patient and Health Innovations

·         Ascension Health – Chris Young, VP, Ascension Health Information Services

·         Care Innovations – Ray Solone, VP, Marketing

·         Humana Wellness – Chris Nicholson, VP and COO

·         Intermountain Healthcare – Craig Kartchner, Senior Director, Marketing

·         Lowe’s Companies, Inc. – Kristen Bowring, Director, Business Development, Smart Home Business Unit – New Business

·         Meridian Health – Sandra Elliot, Director, Consumer Technology and Service Development

·         Northwestern University – David Curtis Mohr, Ph.D., Professor

·         Omron Healthcare, Inc. – Randy Kellogg, COO

·         Qualcomm Life/Continua Alliance – Clint McClellan, Sr. Director, Business Development, Qualcomm Life; Chairman, Continua Health Alliance

·         United Health – Bud Flagstad, SVP, Software Innovation and Technical Product Services, Optum

·         Walgreens – Adam Pellegrini, VP, Digital Health

·         Wellness and Prevention, Inc (J&J) – John Vander Meulen, VP, Health Plan Franchise

About Connected Health Summit

Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers analyzes the roles of connected health technologies and innovations in driving changes in consumer behaviors and business models. The event focuses on four areas of consumer health technologies in particular, which all 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 Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers will take place September 4-5 at the Omni Hotel in San Diego, CA. Follow the event on Twitter at @CONN_Health_Smt.

Sep 16 @ 8:00 am – Sep 16 @ 5:00 pm


Join us for our Seventh Annual Fall Conference to learn, collaborate and network in an intimate and dynamic environment. This year’s theme “Social Prescriptions for Health and Well-Being” will emphasize that living longer involves, at its core: our social DNA, personal engagement, and maintaining human relationships throughout life. Topics will include virtual social networks, innovations in community models of care and interventions that enhance quality of life. We will also explore technologies designed for enabling and supporting seniors to foster interpersonal connections, boost health and live with fewer chronic conditions in the digital age. This course has been approved for 6 CE (Continuing Education) credits by the BRN for RNs/LVNs and by the BBS for LCSWs /MFTs and there is a $30 fee to receive a CE certificate on Conference day.


On Lok Lifeways provides a complete program of healthcare and wellness services throughout 10 centers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our goal is to help seniors live independently in their homes, as an alternative to living in a nursing home. Healthcare services include preventative, primary and acute medical services, and long-term care. On Lok Lifeways is an established organization with over four decades of experience, and we stand out because of our expertise. Our PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) service model is widely considered to be the best of its kind and there are 103 organizations nationwide that use this same model of service delivery. Our work has been acknowledged by well-known institutions and we have received multiple awards, including the U.S. Bank Shared Values Award received in 2012 and the San Francisco Business Times’ Healthcare Heroes Award. On Lok Lifeways operates the 30th Street Senior Center whose goal is to provide an array of inspiring and essential programs for over 5,000 of San Francisco’s diverse and low-income seniors. For more information about On Lok, please call 1-888-88-ON-LOK (1-888-886-6565) or visit our website at


General Registration: $169     Early Bird: $129 (through Friday, August 22, 2014)
Senior/Student Registration (with ID): $59
CE Certificate, a $30 fee will be added to your registration.

Registration for the conference includes parking, breakfast & lunch, a USB memory stick containing all conference materials and a tote bag. Group registration is available for a discounted rate per person. Please call 415-292-8752 or email


UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center
1675 Owens Street, San Francisco, CA 94143-3008

For information on driving directions and public transportation options, visit:

Aging2.0 | Toronto Pre-Chapter Meeting September 2014 @ Duke of Devon - TD Centre
Sep 18 all-day

Join us for drinks, appetizers and conversation as we discuss establishing a Toronto Chapter for Aging 2.0. 6-8PM


Aging2.0 connects, educates and supports innovators through regular events, their CoverAGE newsletter and the accelerator program. Over the past 2 years, Aging2.0 has hosted 60+ events in 15 cities across three countries, cultivating a robust ecosystem of innovators including entrepreneurs, technologists, designers, investors, long-term care providers and seniors themselves.
Host: Mike King
Mike is the Chief Product Officer of Zaloplex, a Toronto based company that is developing assistive technology designed to assist people living with the early stages of Alzheimer’s and their Caregivers.


Disclaimers: By registering for, or attending, this event, you are agreeing to the following:
1. Photographs may be taken at the event and appear on social media. You are authorizing Aging2.0 to use your image, likeness and / or name on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, the Aging2.0 blog or other marketing materials in connection with the event.
2. The organizers of this event, Aging2.0, and any of their employees, volunteers, members and representatives are not responsible for any injury, loss or damage of any kind sustained by any person while participating in this event.

The Path to a Better Way of Death
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Health 2.0 Conference 2014 @ Santa Clara, CA
Sep 21 – Sep 25 all-day
Stanford/Aging2.0 Student Design Challenge Kick-Off @ Stanford University
Sep 23 – Sep 24 all-day
25th NIC National Conference, Gaylord National Resort, Washington, DC @ Washington DC
Sep 30 – Oct 2 all-day
The Age of No Retirement @ Oxo Tower
Oct 1 – Oct 7 all-day
Health Tech Conference @ San Mateo County Event Center
Oct 14 @ 2:45 pm – Oct 15 @ 3:45 pm
Health Tech Conference @ San Mateo County Event Center | San Mateo | California | United States

Discount: AgingHTC14

HealthTech Conference

The HealthTech conference has emerged, after the last two years, as the leading conference on how to build successful HealthTech companies. We focus on practical and in depth discussions on how emerging and established companies can grow their innovative products that enable existing healthcare players to adapt to a fast changing healthcare delivery system. The conference provides a unique blend of all the key players in the same room:

  • Providers
  • Investors
  • Payers
  • Emerging companies
  • Established companies
LeadingAge Hackfest @ Nashville, TN
Oct 18 – Oct 21 all-day
LeadingAge Hackfest @ Nashville, TN

Engage With Age!

Nashville, TN — October , 2014

The LeadingAge HackFest is a 2-day event that challenges teams of 4-6 participants to “Engage with Age” by creating a technology-driven tool aimed at improving the lives of older adults and their families.

Tools may include software applications, websites, interactive online experiences, or devices.