Michigan deploys mHealth apps to foster Medicaid client involvement

Michigan Medicaid clients are now able to remotely access medical and healthcare information thanks to a new app and portal developed by the Michigan Department of Community Health's Bureau of Medicaid Operations.

The tool, called myHealthButton, and the myHealthPortal, are aimed at fostering greater self-awareness and responsibility for health efforts among residents.

"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 an announcement. Both tools are available for Apple and Android mobile devices and available to residents on Medicaid, in the Children's Special Healthcare Services program and/or the MiChild program. 

The apps reflect a continuation of mHealth initiatives in Michigan. Several years ago the state designed and implemented the Michigan Community Health Automated Medicaid Processing System and developed a real-time monitoring tool called HealthBeat. Announcement