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Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Upgrades Data Management Technology with Accela Environmental Health

Cloud-based technology implementation to streamline health program establishment licensing and inspection, increase department efficiency

SAN RAMON, Calif. – August 30, 2017 – Accela, the leading provider of cloud-based productivity and civic engagement solutions for government, today announced the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has gone live with Accela Environmental Health on the Accela Civic Platform. The CDPHE selected the Civic Platform to help support its business processes and promote improvements to the department’s efficiency, effectiveness, data quality and security. The implementation demonstrates Accela’s ability to provide robust, flexible solutions for the full range of state-level environmental health programs and included retail food, dairy, schools and institutions, daycares, manufactured food and environmental agriculture.

“Health departments at both the state and local level can sometimes have up to 20 health programs with wildly varying needs,” said Scott Leach, Business and Information Services Officer for Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. “The beauty of Accela’s Environmental Health solution is that it is flexible enough to handle multiple program needs, while also being robust enough to keep all that data in a single, centralized database and tell a complete story of all health department activities.”

With this implementation, Accela and Colorado are poised to offer local health departments access to the platform, strengthening the practice of environmental health in the state.

“By implementing Accela Environmental Health, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is increasing its capacity to protect the public’s health, strengthen communication and efficiencies across departments and field workers, and positively impact every aspect of food health and safety throughout the state,” said Ed Daihl, Chief Executive Officer at Accela.

Featuring an open architecture and centralized database, the Accela Civic Platform allows for event, transaction and contact activity to be shared across city departments, increasing communication between office and field workers, citizens and businesses. The Environmental Health solution on the platform will allow the CDPHE to more efficiently license and inspect local food establishments, maintain licensing and inspection data, along with manage complaint processing and billing.