by Chamber News on April 22nd, 2013
Azalea Health (Azalea) is a leading provider of cloud-based health information technologies, specializing in electronic health records and practice management software. Additionally, Azalea provides tech-enabled services such as revenue cycle management and precertification. Azalea systems and services allow healthcare professionals to streamline their workflow processes and enables them to provide the highest level of patient care.
Azalea began full-time operation in April of 2008 after winning the Guardian Bank/Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce Business Plan Competition. Throughout the past five years Azalea has experienced unprecedented growth; expanding from only four employees in 2008 to forty employees in 2013. Since January of 2012 the company has added nineteen employees, specializing in areas from medical billing and prior authorizations to client relations, software development, and information technology support. This company growth has resulted in the opening of a third Azalea location in Macon, GA, which joins the previous two existing locations; Valdosta, GA and Savannah, GA.
Azalea has received both local and national recognition for their innovative technologies and unique business model. Azalea co-founders were recognized as winners of the Valdosta State University GOLD Award, in 2009 Azalea was nominated for the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Virtual Excalibur Award, in 2012 company received the Blue Ribbon Award; an honor given to only 75 small businesses throughout the nation, just to name a few. Most recently Azalea was given the honor of 2013 Small Business of the Year awarded by the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce.
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