Azalea Health Shares Predictions for Rural Healthcare IT in 2022

Rural providers will be more vulnerable than ever to both labor shortages and cyberattacks, but there are opportunities to embrace consumerism and address social determinants of health.

“For many providers, the pandemic has been a catalyst for changes that likely needed to happen anyways,” said Baha Zeidan, CEO and co-founder of Azalea Health. “In the face of new and long-standing challenges, rural providers in particular will have an opportunity to adapt in ways that will position their organizations for future success and stability. Solutions enabling digital transformation will play a key role here, and providers will need to make strategic investments that reap returns for years to come, particularly in cybersecurity, analytics and cloud-based platforms.”