SOURCE: Azalea Health

Azalea Health

April 13, 2015 07:02 ET

Azalea Health Adds Integrated Telehealth Functionality to Its EHR Solution

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Apr 13, 2015) - Azalea Health, a leading provider of cloud-based healthcare solutions and services, announced today that it has integrated telehealth functionality into its certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. Azalea EHR is one of the first electronic health record systems to successfully integrate telemedicine functionality and provide innovative telehealth services to its users as a part of a complete, cloud-based, health IT solution.

These additional features allow for increased physician-patient engagement through live streaming video calls via a secure, HIPAA-compliant videoconferencing platform. Azalea's telehealth features allow direct media streaming, not only between physicians and their patients, but also between physicians and healthcare providers in other organizations. These features are accessible using a mobile/smart phone, further increasing the accessibility and convenience of providing patient consultations and physician collaborations.

Telemedicine has continuously advanced over recent decades and is now becoming a routine part of medical care. Azalea's integrated telehealth functionality puts Azalea users ahead of the technology curve when it comes to evolving payment models, eCQMs, and Meaningful Use requirements.

Azalea's telehealth feature can also be used as a tool by physicians seeking reimbursement for managing chronic care patients under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' new Chronic Care Management program (CCM). Effective January 1, 2015, physician practices can bill $42.60 per month for 20 minutes of non face-to-face chronic care activity.

The innovative telehealth features integrated into Azalea EHR result in improved clinical operations and more efficient care delivery. The addition of telehealth functionality to Azalea's product line provides practices with the opportunity to reduce readmission rates, improve care coordination, enhance patient engagement and increase reimbursement.

"Azalea thrives on delivering innovative technologies to care providers, making quality healthcare more efficient and cost-effective, bettering patient outcomes, and overall improving practices' bottom line," says Baha Zeidan, CEO and cofounder of Azalea Health. "Our comprehensive health IT solution with telehealth functionality enables providers to better engage patients, as well as their peers, through traditional visits now enhanced by virtual physician visits.

About Azalea Health

Azalea Health is a leading provider of cloud-based healthcare solutions and services. The complete Azalea solution provides Electronic Health Records (EHR) with integrated telehealth functionality, Practice Management (PM) and Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) billing services, as well as a Patient Health Records Portal, a mobile mHealth application and pre-cert services. With a focus on patient engagement, Azalea's integrated solution has the flexibility to accommodate multiple specialties and any size practice, and can immediately improve workflow as well as revenue flow. The Azalea solution also provides tools and resources to help customers meet their Meaningful Use and ICD-10 requirements. For more information, visit www.AzaleaHealth.com or call (877) 777-7686.

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