Immunization records now available online for Medicaid beneficiaries through myHealthPortal and myHealthButton
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 26, 2018
CONTACT: Lynn Sutfin, 517-241-2112
LANSING, Mich. – Medicaid beneficiaries can now access their immunization records both online and via a mobile app, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced today.
Research has shown that engaging individuals in their own healthcare can lead to healthier behaviors and better health outcomes. To help empower Michigan residents in managing their own health, MDHHS has made it possible for Medicaid, Healthy Michigan Plan and MIChild beneficiaries to download and view immunization records available from the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR).
Prior to this enhancement, beneficiaries had to contact their primary healthcare provider or local health department in order to get their immunization information. Through the web application myHealthPortal and mobile app myHealthButton, they will now be able to view their immunization history online, download a copy of their record and even determine recommended immunizations.
“MDHHS continues to explore and implement innovative ways for Michigan citizens to obtain their health information directly,” said Eden Wells, MDHHS chief medical officer. “Having secure access to our health information, including our immunization records, allows us to better work with our physicians on improving our health.”
MDHHS and MCIR are continuing work to make immunization information more easily available to all Michigan residents. Both the online portal and the mobile app require users to provide information to protect the health privacy of residents and ensure that access is given to the correct beneficiaries.
Current Medicaid, Healthy Michigan Plan, MIChild and Children’s Special Healthcare Services members can create myHealthPortal or myHealthButton accounts at https://myHB.state.mi.us.
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