This Year's Topic
April 21, 2022
1:00 - 5:30 pm
Big Data and Tech in the Delivery of Healthcare in Rural America
Residents in Rural America face unique challenges, as do the healthcare providers meeting their needs. With greater distance, comes difficulty of access. With limited supply, comes limited resources. With decreased information, comes limited knowledge. With reduced options, comes limited care.
Rapid advances in technology and the use of big data in research offer new opportunities to deliver healthcare in rural settings, but as with anything, there are challenges to implementation, concerns about achieving goals, and questions about the role, reach, and power of new technologies.
This year's Policy Talks is an exploration of the problems, power, and promise of big data and tech in the delivery of healthcare in Rural America.
About Policy Talks
Policy Talks events bring University of Mississippi faculty, alumni, business and industry experts, academics, officials, and community members together to focus on the ethical issues surrounding a timely topic, and to seek informed solutions from a variety of perspectives and fields. Through a day of presentations and conversations, panelists and attendees learn about recent industry practices, explore current academic educational and research models, and consider ethical challenges and goals. Policy Talks events provide a unique opportunity for participants to network and engage in collaborative recommendations, “best practices” guidelines, and ethically-informed policy solutions.