cloudPWR Delivers South Dakota’s New Cloud-Based Medical Cannabis Registry

cloudPWR Delivers South Dakota’s New Cloud-Based Medical Cannabis Registry

South Dakota Department of Health leverages cloudPWR and Accela to launch new medical cannabis program for patients to register for medical cannabis cards and licenses online

SEATTLE, Wash. — cloudPWR, a leading cloud software provider for government agencies and enterprise business, in partnership with Accela, another leading provider of cloud-based solutions for government, launches a cloud-based medical cannabis program registry for the South Dakota Department of Health. The fully digital registry system will be used for processing and managing applications from patients and their caregivers, as well as cannabis license applications from businesses.

South Dakota voters approved legalizing medical cannabis in November 2020. The new internet-based medical cannabis registry program became available to the public November 8. Patients can register for medical cannabis cards, which will be available starting no later than November 18, and businesses can apply for licenses through the online platform.

“It’s not every day organizations in the public sector get the opportunity to deliver a solution designed for users first. We are very excited to have found that unicorn of a public sector IT project in South Dakota and to have the opportunity to create a product that will benefit the community,” said Shadrach White, Founder and CEO of cloudPWR. “The South Dakota Department of Health was a tremendous partner in this project, providing clear workflow and business requirements, and clear communication on user experience improvements and policy alignment.”

The cloudPWR and Accela platform is purpose-built to provide the ideal solution for state and HIPAA compliant medical cannabis registries. Core attributes of the platform that further streamline and automate agency capabilities include:

  • Software design for customer ease of use
  • Online, paperless submission of previously in-person paperwork
  • Ability for law enforcement and licensed businesses to verify identity of card holders
  • State-of-art applications from Microsoft Azure integrated in platform

cloudPWR and Accela delivered the platform under the designated legislation deadlines, completing the project from contract to go-live in under eight weeks.

“cloudPWR’s software has made significant improvements to the new cannabis registry system,” said Geno Adams, Medical Cannabis Program Administrator for the South Dakota Department of Health. “We’ve been especially impressed with the ease of use for patients and efficiencies woven into the features, such as the autofill features for home cultivation and caregiver information. We are very proud of the collaboration on the project.”

More about the platform and what led to the success of this project here.

cloudPWR’s case management solutions and medical cannabis registries have helped hundreds of agencies throughout the United States securely modernize to better serve the needs of their communities. Follow cloudPWR on Twitter and LinkedIn for the latest news and information.

About cloudPWR

cloudPWR is the trusted partner for secure public records and case management, helping government agencies and enterprise businesses more efficiently and cost-effectively respond to the needs of their communities. Its reliable, proven, and easy-to-use cloud software solutions simplify workflow and ensure compliance for records requests and case management. cloudPWR is proud to partner with Accela, a leading national provider of government software solutions. Our HIPAA-compliant statewide cannabis patient and provider registry software is now available nationwide through Accela.