Our Mission…

Helping underserved healthcare providers 

improve patient care and profitability

…And The People Making It Possible

Our History

The founders of Azalea Health, while working at a medical laboratory company, observed that most EHRs were clunky, and physicians had a hard time understanding how to use them. As a result they were determined to develop a solution that would simplify the life of physicians and administrators.

They recognized the opportunity to build a healthcare IT solution that would be truly cloud-based and as simple to use as an email tool. Drawing on local university talent, they essentially created a technology incubator environment. The resulting cloud-based healthcare management and medical billing solution connects the clinical with the financial side of a practice and integrates easily with existing systems.

The company has grown consistently and has proven its technology and its business model. Azalea Health was recognized by Inc. Magazine in their annual Inc. 500/5000 as one of the nation’s fastest growing private companies and was recognized as a top 40 innovator by TAG (Technology Association of Georgia).

Our Founders

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Doug Swords

Cofounder | VP of RCM

Douglas Swords helms the company’s back-office Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) service division, driving bottom line growth for Azalea clients. Swords brings over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry, specializing in management and scaling of RCM operations for medical providers and facilities of all sizes.

He holds a Finance degree from Valdosta State University.

Doug Swords

Cofounder | VP Revenue Cycle Management

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Baha Zeidan

Cofounder | CEO

Baha Zeidan's unmatched commitment to improving healthcare experiences and outcomes for both providers and patients drives the corporate vision, strategic direction and partner relationships at Azalea Health.

Zeidan is a Valdosta State University graduate and received the GOLD Alumni Award.

Baha Zeidan

Cofounder | CEO

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Dan Henry

Cofounder | VP Infrastructure & Security

Dan Henry is responsible for the overseeing the agile processes and IT infrastructure of Azalea Health. He has over fifteen years’ experience building state-of-the-art web applications, specializing in web-based portals for physicians, hospitals, and medical laboratories.

Henry holds a Computer Science degree from Valdosta State University and received the VSU GOLD Alumni Award in 2008.

Dan Henry

Cofounder | VP Infrastructure & Security

Executive Team

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Brad Townsend

CFO

Brad Townsend has served as CFO of several privately-held software companies such as eFolder, AccessData, Mobile Armor (Trend Micro), and AIS (Cubic), and held senior management positions with SafeNet (Gemalto), VectorSGI (Metavante) and McAfee (Intel).

Townsend holds his Business degree from University of Georgia and MBA from Emory University.

Brad Townsend

CFO

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Jeff Meaux

Senior VP Sales

Jeff Meaux has led sales teams, developed channel marketing strategy and executed sales training programs with a focus on SaaS and related technology solutions at world-class organizations like Equifax, PRGX, Coca-Cola and P&G.

He holds a MBA from Goizueta Business School (Emory University) with Honors and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Miami University.

Jeff Meaux

Senior VP | Sales

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Allison Kavanagh

VP Marketing

Allison brings purpose-focused technology to our communities and the individuals who will benefit from emerging, analytics-enabled insights. With more than 12 year's experience in healthcare startups, Allison has led multiple companies to market success. She has been honored as the top 10% at Deloitte, received multiple marketing awards and accolades, and built a company to a $100M valuation.

Her work and continued focus are to find ways to bring purpose-driven solutions to the market and to the communities that need them most.

Allison Kavanagh

VP | Marketing

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Fahad Saleem

VP Client Services

Fahad Saleem brings nearly a decade of project management experience implementing health IT software in small physician practices to large national health systems. He has focused on building highly effective client-facing teams through his people and process management skills.

Saleem holds a Masters in Molecular and Cellular Biology and a Bachelors in Biology from University of Massachusetts.

Fahad Saleem

VP | Client Services

Awards & Recognitions

GetApp Category Leaders for Telemedicine Jun-20
 2019 FrontRunners Award: Electronic Medical Records
 2018 MedTech Breakthrough Award: Best EHR Solution
 2018 FrontRunners Award: Electronic Medical Records
 2017 FrontRunners Award: Mental Health Software
Technology Association of Georgia: 2019 Top 40 Innovative Companies in Georgia
2013 Inc 5000: America's Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies | #1365 Nationwide / #51 In Georgia
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