SOURCE: Azalea Health

Azalea Health

February 22, 2016 07:00 ET

Azalea Health Announces New Partnership With South Carolina Office of Rural Health

Enhances Access to Advanced Technology and Support for Rural Communities

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Feb 22, 2016) - The South Carolina Office of Rural Health (SCORH), a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring equitable access to quality healthcare in rural communities, has selected Azalea Health as the preferred vendor for medical billing and practice management. This strategic partnership offers all SCORH constituents access to Azalea's services and solutions at a special reduced rate.

This partnership gives rural clinics and hospitals across South Carolina the opportunity to use technology-enabled healthcare solutions and managed services, which are particularly important in rural settings. With cost being a major barrier for rural healthcare organizations to implementing healthcare solutions, the preferred vendor partnership with Azalea Health encourages healthcare providers in rural South Carolina to participate and explore health information technology, medical billing and consulting services at a more affordable level.

SCORH was established in 1991 to serve the healthcare needs of the state's rural and medically underserved population by increasing access to equitable and quality healthcare. With 36 of the state's 46 counties located in rural settings and a majority of the state designated as a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA), ensuring access to healthcare and improving the quality of care is a crucial mission.

"The South Carolina Office of Rural Health is excited about the innovative products and services that Azalea Health can offer rural hospitals and practices throughout South Carolina," says Mark Griffin, Chief Operating Officer of SCORH. "SCORH's preferred partnership arrangement with Azalea Health will ensure that rural practices will receive the best services at a reduced rate!"

Through this partnership, SCORH constituents have access to Azalea's innovative health IT platform that includes a certified EHR with integrated telehealth functionality, rural health consulting and other professional services. Azalea has customized its software to accommodate billing for rural health clinics (RHCs). Rural health providers and health systems can even utilize Azalea's experienced team for assistance in obtaining RHC certification and compiling policies, regulatory compliance and guidance, implementation of policies and procedures, optimization of in-house workflow, coaching for unique RHC billing procedures and much more.

Azalea's mission is to make technology accessible at all levels, especially where it's needed most such as in rural communities. This strategic partnership allows both organizations to advance their missions, increase access to healthcare and improve the quality of healthcare delivery.

About South Carolina Office of Rural Health
The SC Office of Rural Health (SCORH) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring equitable access to quality healthcare for all rural South Carolinians. Since 1991, the SC Office of Rural Health has been working to improve 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, AzaleaM™ 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 and ICD-10 requirements as well as strategies to navigate accountable care and alternative payment models. To learn more, visit www.AzaleaHealth.com, call (877) 777-7686 or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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