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Michigan Launches Online Portal, Mobile App for Medicaid Patients

January 12, 2015
by Rajiv Leventhal
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The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has launched a mobile application and online portal designed to promote connectivity between patients and providers.

The core objective of the app, myHealthButton (myHB), and the portal, myHealthPortal (myHP) is to give the Michigan Medicaid population the resources needed to better manage their own health. Both myHB and myHP put healthcare benefits and services directly into the hands of members served by the MDCH, officials say. The solutions are developed by the Gaithersburg, Md.-based CNSI.

"We are excited to provide our citizens with one-stop access to their health records through these innovative solutions," Nick Lyon, director of the MDCH, said in a news release statement.  "As we work with our residents to promote better self-awareness and responsibility for their health status, these tools allow users to easily access and track important health measures right on their smartphones."

As the first applications available on the new MILogin system, myHB and myHP are supported by Michigan's department of technology, management and budget. Due to this partnership, the platforms include some of the unique features the MILogin system has to offer, including software that ensures protected health information on the applications remains secure and confidential, say officials.   

These applications will give members access to a variety of features, including digital images of their mihealth cards, provider search capabilities, and authorized diagnoses and provider listings for Children's Special Health Care Service beneficiaries. Both applications are currently available for Apple and Android mobile devices through the App Store and Google Play, respectively.

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