Azalea Health Announces Addition of New Rural Health Organizations, Including Rural Health Clinics and Pediatric Practice

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Southeast Rural Health Care Facilities & Providers select Azalea® EHR and Azalea® RCM to improve workflow, optimize revenue and ensure equitable access to quality healthcare.

Azalea Health, a leading provider of fully-integrated cloud-based healthcare solutions and services, announces the addition of southeast rural health care providers and facilities, including designated Rural Health Clinics (RHCs). The organizations are implementing Azalea® EHR and Azalea® RCM for an integrated healthcare management and medical billing solution.

Jefferson Hospital is a 37-bed acute care hospital, owned and operated by the Hospital Authority of Jefferson County and the city of Louisville, Georgia. Jefferson has been dedicated to serving their community residents since 1974, delivering both inpatient and outpatient care. They also operate three Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) which provide community-based primary health care to Jefferson and surrounding county residents. Jefferson is also a member of Georgia Hospital Association’s Center for Rural Health.

After an unsuccessful implementation with a previous vendor, Jefferson partnered with Azalea Health to roll out their user-friendly EHR Suite throughout their hospital-owned RHCs. “You amaze me with your EHR and we are grateful for the experience we’ve had so far with Azalea Health,” said Steve Widener, CEO of Jefferson Hospital. “We are very happy with our partnership with Azalea and we definitely recommend them for anyone who is considering rolling out an EHR in their facility.”

Piedmont Pediatrics is located in Clinton, South Carolina and specializes in the needs of children from infancy through adolescence, particularly in the areas of ADHD, asthma and childhood obesity. Piedmont Pediatrics is a member of the South Carolina Office of Rural Health (SCORH), a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring equitable access to quality healthcare in rural communities.

Earlier this year, Azalea Health was selected as the preferred SCORH vendor for medical billing and practice management. This partnership gives rural clinics and hospitals across South Carolina the opportunity to use Azalea’s technology-enabled healthcare solutions and managed services, which are particularly important in rural settings. As a SCORH constituent, Piedmont Pediatrics was able to gain access to the user-friendly Azalea® EHR and Azalea® RCM. “We are able to appreciate the overall cost-savings of a cloud-based solution to manage our workflow and do our billing,” said Karen Nolen, Office Manager. “We did not have that with our previous system which needed several pieces of expensive hardware to maintain.”

About Jefferson Hospital
Jefferson Hospital is a 37-bed general acute care facility in Louisville, GA, providing primary medical and surgical care to Jefferson County and the surrounding area. Jefferson Hospital has a well-equipped emergency room, which utilizes hospital staff and contract physicians. Support services are provided for both inpatients and outpatients and the scope of service is consistent with the current mission of the hospital to provide quality community-based primary health care to Jefferson and surrounding counties. Jefferson Hospital is a member of Georgia Hospital Association's Center for Rural Health and includes three designated Rural Health Clinics (RHCs).

About Piedmont Pediatrics
Piedmont Pediatrics is a pediatric clinic located in Clinton, South Carolina. The pediatric clinic’s team consists of experienced pediatricians and staff who take pride in giving young patients the personalized pediatric care they deserve. The child-focused practice focuses on the needs of children from infancy through adolescence, particularly in the areas of ADHD, asthma and childhood obesity. Piedmont Pediatrics is a member of the South Carolina Office of Rural Health (SCORH), a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health status of rural and underserved people throughout the state.

About Azalea Health
Azalea Health is a leading provider of fully integrated, technology-enabled healthcare solutions and managed services for practices of all sizes and most specialties. Azalea’s comprehensive portfolio includes integrated electronic health records, practice management, electronic prescribing, interoperability services, personal health records, patient portal, telehealth, Azalea M™ mobile platform integrated with Apple® HealthKit, as well as Revenue Cycle Performance™ services. The Azalea platform also provides tools and resources to help customers meet their Meaningful Use requirements, as well as strategies to navigate accountable care and alternative payment models. To learn more, please visit http://www.AzaleaHealth.com, call (877) 777-7686 or connect via social media on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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