Date of Award

12-2014

Document Type

Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Department

Public Health

First Advisor

David Lambert

Keywords

Telemedicine, Maine, Rural Health

Abstract

The purpose of this capstone is to better understand the successes and lessons learned in the development and implementation of successful programs to help guide future decision making when planning a new program. The study relies on semi-structured interviews with Telehealth forum members and staff from a select number of telemedicine programs for its primary data source. Initially, secondary data sources and members from the Maine Telehealth Forum were used to inform the development of the list of programs to be interviewed. The programs interviewed include; a behavioral health, two specialties, a home health, a primary care, and a hospital site spread across a wide geographical rural area.

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