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New Medicaid System on the Cloud - Michigan First in Nation

Tuesday, October 27, 2015  
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On October 21, 2015, the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) announced the launch of the nation's first cloud-based Medicaid system.


The MDHHS has worked with the State of Illinois, the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget, and CNSI to launch the second phase of the nation’s first completely automated, real-time and cloud-enabled system.

“It’s important for Michigan to look for more and better ways to take advantage of technology to improve services for our residents,” Gov. Rick Snyder said. “This is an innovative approach, allowing us to more efficiently share information and resources in real-time, helping residents get the health care they need.”


The cloud solution creates savings for both states and the federal government, providing opportunities for Michigan and Illinois to share knowledge and resources, and leverage efficiencies to effectively implement federally mandated operating rules and compliance standards. The system adheres to the highest standards of data security ensuring the integrity of state healthcare data. 

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Source: Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

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