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Continua Health Alliance Provides Insight Into Next Generation of Digital Health at CONNECTIONS(TM)
Date:5/22/2008

DALLAS, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Parks Associates and CEA(R) today announced that Continua Health Alliance will host a free pre-show session at CONNECTIONS(TM) on June 24. The Continua Health Alliance is a non-profit, open-industry coalition of the finest healthcare and technology companies joining together in collaboration to improve the quality of personal healthcare by establishing a system of interoperable personal health solutions that fosters independence, empowers individuals and provides the opportunity for truly personalized health & wellness management.

CONNECTIONS(TM): The Digital Living Conference and Showcase will take place June 24-26 at the Santa Clara Convention Center and provides high-level research, knowledge, and analysis from the converging consumer technology and service industries.

The Continua session "The next generation of personal telehealth is here!" will explore the alliance's three use cases -- chronic disease management, aging independently, and health & fitness -- and explain how Continua is utilizing standards to ensure interoperability as it opens new opportunities in digital health solutions and services.

"We're excited about the convergence of the consumer electronics market with the personal telehealth industry," Continua Health Alliance President David Whitlinger said. "CONNECTIONS(TM) promises to be a fantastic event to learn about new opportunities in the health and wellness market and how Continua is creating the connectivity foundation for the industry."

"U.S. revenues for digital-home health services will exceed $2.1 billion in 2010, with wellness monitoring and e-health services the two fastest-growing areas," said Harry Wang, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates. "The Continua seminar and CONNECTIONS(TM) health panels will highlight the opportunities in this market."

During CONNECTIONS(TM), Wang will moderate the panel "Digital Technology for Managing Health and Wellness," which features Parks Associates' digital-health research and speakers from Texas Instruments, 4HomeMedia, Philips Home Healthcare Solutions, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, and the Intel Digital Health Group.

Find more information at http://www.connectionsconference.com or by calling 972-490-1113. To learn more about the Continua Health Alliance, visit http://www.continuaalliance.org.

About CONNECTIONS(TM)

Hosted by leading research firm Parks Associates in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA(R)), CONNECTIONS(TM) is the premier executive conference and showcase focused on the market developments and growth factors for digital lifestyle solutions. Topics include IPTV and "TV 2.0," bundled services, consumer storage, mobile applications and content, social and digital media, and home and lifestyle management. http://www.connectionsconference.com

Contact: Chelsey Tyson

Parks Associates

972-490-1113

Email: Chelsey@parksassociates.com Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click appropriate link. Harry Wang http://profnet.prnewswire.com/Subscriber/ExpertProfile.aspx?ei=68898


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