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Galveston County Health District Selects Accela as the Digital Foundation of its Regulatory Programs

Cloud-based technology enables Galveston County Health District to more effectively manage public health and safety processes and improve critical resident services

(San Ramon, Calif. – January 7, 2020)Accela, the leading provider of cloud-based solutions for government, today announced Galveston County Environmental Health District selected Accela’s Environmental Health solution as the digital foundation of its regulatory programs. By leveraging Accela’s cloud-based software, the district will streamline essential health and regulatory processes to preserve and improve the well-being of its communities.

“Galveston has a history of data-driven decision making, drawing from inspection history, assessing risk, and assigning resources accordingly,” said Darryl Booth, General Manager for Environmental Health at Accela. “Accela and its partners have organized this project to establish high confidence from day one, allowing the Environmental Health Services Department to focus on protecting the public’s health.”

With Accela, Galveston County Health District will be able to more effectively regulate a wide range of public activities and services, including food service establishment, public pools, temporary events, water samples, septic projects, and even outdoor burn registration. Galveston inspectors may soon begin using iPads or Android tablets to conduct routine and follow-up inspections while business operators will soon renew and pay fees online, all in line with a larger COVID-19 safety strategy for the region.

Today’s announcement reinforces Accela’s commitment to delivering modern digital tools to help build thriving communities, now and in the future. More than 80 percent of Accela’s new customers have purchased solutions in the cloud, and 66 percent of all Accela customers are currently in the cloud, underscoring SaaS technology’s increasing importance for navigating modern governance. Most recently, Accela helped the Ohio Department of Health harness the cloud to better serve, protect, and improve environmental public health for Ohio residents. Accela’s secure and flexible SaaS solutions equip governments with the resources to quickly respond to evolving community needs, increase efficiency, and maintain resilience to benefit 275 million citizens globally. To learn more about Accela’s Solutions, please visit https://www.accela.com/solutions/.

About Accela

Accela provides market-leading cloud solutions that empower the most innovative state and local governments around the world to build thriving communities, grow businesses, and protect citizens. More than 275 million citizens globally benefit from Accela’s solutions, which are powered by Azure, for permitting, licensing, code enforcement, and service request management. Accela’s fast-to-implement Civic Applications, built on its robust and extensible Civic Platform, help agencies address specific needs today, while ensuring they are prepared for any emerging or complex challenges in the future. The company was recently recognized as a 2020 Microsoft US Partner Award winner for its innovative SaaS solutions to help governments respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and was named as one of the Largest East Bay Tech Employers by San Francisco Business Journal. Accela is headquartered in San Ramon, California, with additional offices around the world. For more information, visit www.accela.com.

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Accela

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