Date of Award


Document Type

Independent Study

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


As life expectancy increases, it is expected that the growing number of aging population will face an increase in chronic illnesses. Thus management of individuals with chronic illnesses will require establishing a primary care provider who can closely monitor these patients which may require frequent follow up visits. However, access to healthcare can pose a challenge to this specific population. In terms of access, this implies the availability of healthcare providers, transportation, and cost factors. Telehealth can be a solution to manage patients with chronic illnesses. In the case study presented, telehealth was the form of communication utilized for the health visit. A literature review was conducted to outline the benefits of telehealth and also to determine where technology may pose a challenge. Lastly, challenges were discussed with suggestions on how to overcome barriers to implement telehealth