SunLink Health Systems, Inc. Signs Agreement with Azalea Health Innovations, Inc. to Implement Electronic Health Records System, Azalea EHR
Valdosta, GA, November 20, 2012 — SunLink Health Systems, Inc. (SunLink) has purchased Azalea Health Innovations, Inc. (AHI) electronic health records system, Azalea EHR for implementation throughout its subsidiary physician clinics.
In October of 2011, SunLink signed an initial agreement to begin the utilization of AHI’s practice management system, Azalea PM. According to Jack Spurr, Vice President of Hospital Financial Operations,“Azalea PM was chosen because it accommodated Rural Health Clinic billing and had a “hard close” that is needed for a publicly traded company. Other practice management systems that were evaluated did not have these functions.”
After experiencing the successful implementation of Azalea PM in multiple clinic locations and physician offices, Mr. Spurr said “We teamed with selected employed physicians who are sophisticated computer users to look at multiple solutions. We decided that Azalea EHR is a robust and effective quality patient care system offered at a reasonable price and return on investment. We look forward to assisting our physicians, extenders and staff through our partnership with AHI.” SunLink training and implementation of Azalea EHR will begin in early December of 2012. “SunLink chose the cloud-based Azalea EHR in part because it is a user friendly system.” says Spurr.
Baha Zeidan, CEO of AHI says of the partnership, “We are thrilled to provide SunLink’s clinics with our Azalea EHR which has infinite scalability capabilities that will prove to be beneficial for the multiple locations and providers of all Sunlink locations,” Zeidan continues, “This agreement demonstrates that AHI’s simple, cloud based solutions paired with the excellent customer care from our Client Relations Team is a formula proven for success. We are committed to continuing to provide our clients with the utmost in care as well as innovative, simplistic software strategies.”
About Azalea Health Innovations®, Inc.
Azalea Health Innovations®, Inc. is a leading provider in cloud-based electronic health records software (EHR), practice management software (PM), and revenue cycle management services (RCM). AzaleaSM products provide continuity that unifies both the medical and financial aspects of today’s healthcare provider.
About SunLink Health Systems, Inc.
SunLink Health Systems, Inc. is the parent company of subsidiaries that operate hospitals and related businesses in the Southeast and Midwest, and a specialty pharmacy company in Louisiana. Each hospital is the only hospital in its community and is operated locally with a strategy of linking patients’ needs with dedicated physicians and healthcare professionals to deliver quality efficient medical care. For additional information on SunLink Health Systems, Inc., please visit the company’s website at www.SunLinkHealth.com.