This study examines trends in telehealth use in Maine and
identifies barriers and facilitators to its adoption.
While telehealth appears to improve access to behavioral
health and speech therapy services, provider shortages,
lack of broadband, and restrictive Medicare and
commercial coverage plans limit telehealth services use
in rural areas.
Rural Telehealth Research Center
Yvonne Jonk, Martha Williamson, Deborah Thayer, Jennifer MacKenzie, Catherine McGuire, Kimberley Fox, Andrew Coburn