Survey: Seniors are interested in telehealth services from local doctor

Aug. 26, 2019
Parks Associates' pre-conference workshop to focus on personalized solutions and consumer-centric, value-based services

Parks Associates will examine the market for IoT health solutions and current trends in the connected health market during "Connected Health: Serving Consumers at Home," the pre-show workshop for Connected Health Summit on August 27. This workshop features Parks Associates analyst insight and consumer research focused on the demand and adoption for connected health solutions that improve wellness and enhance independent living.

"More than 85 percent of consumers ages 65 to 74 report having Wi-Fi access in their home, which is higher than the national average," said Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates in a statement. "That is a strong foundation on which to build connected health offerings; however, solutions need to be tailored to the individual preferences of each person, which is a key strength in smart home solutions. At this workshop, we will discuss strategies to ensure connected health solutions align with consumers' expectations to ensure best outcomes."

Parks Associates research finds more than one-third of US heads of broadband households ages 65 and older are interested in telehealth services, although the majority of them have never used these services. Of seniors who have never used telehealth services, 44 percent believe an in-person appointment would provide better diagnosis and treatment, so to be successful, these solutions need to focus on that personal connection to ensure patients are comfortable with these innovations.

"Connected Health: Serving Consumers at Home" will be held on Tuesday, August 27, prior to the opening reception for Parks Associates' sixth annual Connected Health Summit: Independent Living and Wellness at the Pendry San Diego in San Diego. The event features analyst insights, industry perspectives on healthcare challenges and opportunities, and discussions on IoT solutions that best engage consumers and caregivers and meet the business goals of healthcare providers and insurers.

The workshop includes the following sessions:

  •  Consumer Interest in Independent Living
  • Innovations in Consumer Fitness: Equipment, Content, and Services
  • Virtual Healthcare Assistants and the Connected Home
  • The Importance of Healthy Air in Your Home
  • Telehealth: The Consumer Perspective
  • Lessons Learned: Successful Strategies for Engaging Consumers
  • Innovation at Transformative Life States: New Parents and Caregivers

Registration is open, and media are invited to attend. To request data or an interview, contact Sherrelle Lewis, [email protected], 972-996-0214.

Event sponsors include HP, Independa,, Rapid Response Monitoring, MDLIVE, ADT Health, b.well, Freeus, Nortek Security & Control, Trusource Labs, GreatCall, Aprilaire, GiftCard Partners, Vital USA, and Reemo Health.