CareMount Medical uses telehealth now to avoid health crisis later

Healthcare IT News: As people stay home to avoid exposure to COVID-19, healthcare leaders across the country worry about the potential long-term health implications of patients putting off their general medical appointments and procedures. Could there be a future health crisis as a result of, for example, missed routine cancer screenings or delayed testing for chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure?

Dr. Scott Hayworth, president and CEO of CareMount Medical, the largest independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State with more than 650 physicians, worries that over the next couple of years the country could see a spike in preventable disease and death because of missed or delayed screening for skin cancer, gynecological issues and other health conditions.

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