Honors Theses

Date of Award

Spring 5-9-2020

Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Department

Public Policy Leadership

First Advisor

Joseph "Jody" Holland

Second Advisor

Jennifer Parsons

Third Advisor

Melissa Bass

Relational Format

Dissertation/Thesis

Abstract

This thesis aims to analyze Tallahatchie County and determine the feasibility of establishing a telehealth program in the county. Telehealth is an evolving aspect in the medical field that incorporates technology with healthcare. This thesis used sociotechnical theory to explain how the feasibility of telehealth could be made more likely as the technology is used over time.Through interviewing UMMC telehealth directors, Tallahatchie Wellness center workers, and citizens of Charleston, this study aims to gauge professional and personal opinions on how feasible it would be to implement telehealth into the Charleston community, as well as how positively telehealth would be accepted by the general public. Through these interviews, a broad evaluation was conducted on the likelihood of implementing telehealth in Tallahatchie County. The results of this study highlight specific needs that Tallahatchie County has, in addition to potential benefits of, and barriers to, the creation of a telehealth program in the county.

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