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New SEARCH Leadership Announced

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PRESS RELEASE
For more information, contact:
Elizabeth Krupinski, PhD
President

Society for Education and the
Advancement of Research in Connected Health
info@searchsociety.org

LITTLE ROCK AR., – December 19, 2022– The Society for Education and the Advancement of Research and Connected Health (SEARCH) is pleased to announce our returning board members and new treasurer. Their 3-year terms began after the annual meeting in November and will last for 3 years.

Elizabeth Krupinski, PhD, will serve as the President for SEARCH. Elizabeth is a Professor and Vice-Chair of Research at Emory University in the Departments of Radiology, Psychology and Bioinformatics. She is the Associate Director of Evaluation for the Arizona Telemedicine Program and the Director of the SouthWest Telehealth Resource  Center. She also serves as the editor of the Telemedicine Reports and the Journal of Digital Imaging. “SEARCH is currently the only major venue for finding cutting-edge research presentations, interacting with top-notch telehealth investigators, finding research collaborators, and for supporting trainees interested in telehealth research,” says Krupsinksi. “Its independence from vendors ensures the data presented are unbiased and of the highest quality.”

David Fletcher will serve as the Vice President and Secretary for SEARCH. David is the Associate Vice President of Telehealth at Geisinger, has worked for 20 years in the healthcare industry. He currently oversees all facets of telehealth and the eICU program with 160 employees serving Geisinger’s 10 hospital campuses and more than 50 community clinics and 15 urgent care clinics, which serves more than 2 million residents in Pennsylvania.  In July 2020, the program was recognized as the #1 National Telehealth Network at the Teladoc National Telehealth Innovation Forum. “SEARCH is immensely valuable to me because the unbiased, thoughtful research it provides helps me separate the wheat from the chaff in all of the proposals I see in this still young industry.  Every year after the conference, I come away increasingly empowered to make clear-eyed, evidence-based decisions to help build our program,” says Fletcher.

Mari Robinson, JD, is the newest member of SEARCH and will serve as the new Treasurer. Mari is the Director of Telehealth for the University of Texas Medical Branch and in that role she is assisting with the roll out of the Virtual Health Network, a project to link all UT systems medical campuses to allow for the shared provision of telemedicine throughout the state. She is also the Director of the Medical Technology Resource & Education Center (MTREC), which provides training and support in the area of medical technology. “SEARCH’s role of promoting objective data regarding the efficacy in telehealth in the various areas of medical care fills an important need in the telehealth landscape,” says Robinson. “This is necessary if we hope to utilize telemedicine to universally improve healthcare for all of the population.”

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About SEARCH: 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. SEARCH has developed into a society with the goal of promoting connected health programs through the use of evidenced-based research. https://searchsociety.org/about/

SEARCH Hosts 7th Annual National Telehealth Research Symposium

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PRESS RELEASE
 
For more information, contact:
Elizabeth Krupinski, PhD
Vice President/Secretary
SEARCH 2022 logoSociety for Education and the
Advancement of Research in Connected Health
info@searchsociety.org  

LITTLE ROCK AR., – October 4, 2022 – The Society for Education and the Advancement of Research and Connected Health (SEARCH) will be hosting the seventh annual National Telehealth Research Symposium November 16-18, 2022.

The National Telehealth Research Symposium connects health researchers, academicians and visionaries in telehealth and telemedicine to share findings and foster partnerships. These goals are more relevant today, in the pandemic’s digital world, than ever before – with telehealth usage 38x higher when compared to pre-COVID-19 pandemic.

“SEARCH is the one meeting to make time for to learn about cutting-edge research in telehealth – what works best, what are key metrics to measure impact, which patient populations benefit the most, and so much more,” said Elizabeth Krupinski, Vice President and Co-Founder of SEARCH. “SEARCH provides the opportunity for providers from all backgrounds and for researchers of all levels (including trainees) to interact with others engaged in connected health and share their experiences.”

This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. David Rhew. Rhew serves as the Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Healthcare for Microsoft.  Dr. Rhew also serves as an adjunct professor for  the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Rhew will provide real world examples to showcase the progress made in the field of telehealth along with future opportunities that lie ahead.

“I am excited and honored to present at SEARCH 2022, where I plan to discuss how the next generation of digital health technologies will be more inclusive, AI-empowered, privacy-preserving, and immersive.” Says Dr. Rhew

Past symposiums have included presentations from nationally-recognized leaders in telehealth and healthcare including Elise Sweeny Anthony, Executive Director of Policy at ONC; Hari Eswaran, Professor at UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation; Keith Kanel, Chief Medical Officer for the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative; and Wakina Scott, Director of the Health Resources and Services Administration.

“Other conferences may have a track or two for telemedicine, but SEARCH is dedicated to providing a venue that is 100% about telehealth and free from commercial bias,” said Krupinski.

Throughout the three-day event, panels will cover a variety of topics on telehealth including research infrastructure in academic medical centers, research tools, methods & policy, equity, education and more.

Interested parties can learn more and register online at = https://searchsociety.org/search2022/.

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About SEARCH: 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. SEARCH has developed into a society with the goal of promoting connected health programs through the use of evidenced-based research. For more, visit: https://searchsociety.org/about/.

SEARCH Hosts 6th Annual National Telehealth Research Symposium

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PRESS RELEASE
 
For more information, contact:
Elizabeth Krupinski, PhD
Vice President/Secretary Society for Education and the
Advancement of Research in Connected Health
info@searchsociety.org  

LITTLE ROCK AR., – October 13, 2021 – The Society for Education and the Advancement of Research and Connected Health (SEARCH) will be hosting the sixth annual National Telehealth Research Symposium November 8-10, 2021.
 
The National Telehealth Research Symposium connects health researchers, academicians, and visionaries in telehealth and telemedicine to share findings and foster partnerships. These goals are more relevant today, in the pandemic’s digital world than ever before – with the U.S. seeing a 154% increase in telehealth visits during the first quarter of 2020, according to the CDC.
 
“Patients and providers have realized from the COVID pandemic that telemedicine is a viable and important complement and even alternate in many cases to traditional in-person care,” said Elizabeth Krupinski, Vice President and Co-Founder of SEARCH. “However, there is still lots of room to optimize and better integrate or synergize telehealth into healthcare systems and environments. SEARCH is the place to find out how people are doing this.”
 
At the virtual symposium, attendees will hear from nationally-recognized leaders in telehealth and healthcare including Elise Sweeny Anthony, Executive Director of Policy at ONC; Hari Eswaran, Professor at UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation; Keith Kanel, Chief Medical Officer for the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative; and Wakina Scott, Director of the Health Resources and Services Administration.
 
“Attendees learn first-hand from those doing research about state-of-the-art telehealth topics,” said Krupinski. “Keynote speakers provide broad perspectives on telehealth from funding to policy to lessons learned.”

Throughout the three-day event, panels will cover a variety of topics on telehealth including research infrastructure in academic medical centers, research tools, methods & policy, equity, education, and more.

Interested parties can learn more and register online at = http://searchsociety.org/search2021/.

#SEARCH2021 will be November 8-10. To see our current list of subject-matter expert presenters and the agenda, visit https://lnkd.in/esJ4sYqk.

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About SEARCH: 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. SEARCH has developed into a society with the goal of promoting connected health programs through the use of evidenced-based research. https://searchsociety.org/about/