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The Society for Education and the Advancement of Research in Connected Health (SEARCH) started in 2016 as a small team of academics, researchers, and clinical professionals who met to discuss the need for:

  1. A society of connected health researchers—free from commercial bias—to prove (or disprove) the benefits of telemedicine
  2. An annual meeting of open discussion revolving around telemedicine research, findings, and national priorities with the goal to share the findings and foster research collaborations among researchers and organizations who wish to define and develop the field of connected health research.
    • SEARCH2016 – Nashville, Tennessee
    • SEARCH2017 Spring – Leesburg, Virginia
    • SEARCH2017 Fall – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • SEARCH2018 – San Diego, California
    • National Telehealth Research Symposium 2019 – Chicago, Illinois
    • SEARCH 2020 The National Telehealth Research Symposium – All Virtual

SEARCH has developed into a society with a goal to promote connected health programs through the use of evidenced-based research.

Curtis L. Lowery, MD


SEARCH Society

Elizabeth A. Krupinski, PhD

Vice President/Secretary

Professor & Vice Chair for Research
Emory University

David Fletcher, MBA


Associate Vice President of Telehealth
Geisinger Health

Our Mission

Mission Statement:  SEARCH’s mission is to promote academic research and best practices in education of connected health care programs.

Our Vision

Vision Statement:  SEARCH’s vision is to advance connected health care programs through evidence-based research and education.

Our Purpose

  • Establishment of educational programs in connected health
  • Establishment of forums for the presentation of research and the dissemination of knowledge
  • Collaboration of its membership in connected health research and education projects
  • Encouragement of the development of careers in connected health
  • Dissemination and communication of members’ research findings
  • Participation in forums for the purpose of promoting research and research funding for connected health research at the national level
  • Cooperation with other organizations whose purposes and goals include connected health research and related sciences