Michigan Launches New Cloud Platform for Medicaid Services


Michigan has created a cloud platform for the Medicaid Management Information System that will allow the state to implement federally mandated operating rules and compliance standards more quickly than on the existing platform.

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

Michigan worked with the state of Illinois and the Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget to launch the second phase of the nation's first completely automated real-time and cloud-enabled system.

Snyder says the cloud solution creates savings for both states and the federal government and provides opportunities for Michigan and Illinois to share knowledge and resources.

"This unique initiative enhances our ability to maintain Medicaid systems, meet state and federal guidelines, and work with partners such as Illinois to create a multi-state platform that can meet the specific needs of our residents,” says Nick Lyon, director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Illinois and Michigan established an agreement to develop the system in August 2013.