MDwise receives multiple Health Information Awards

 INDIANAPOLIS – MDwise recently received acknowledgement by the National Health Information Awards. Awards of Merits were received for the following projects:
  • Your Doctor First brochure in the consumer decision-making information class
  • Everyone Needs Check-Ups postcard in the health promotion/disease and injury prevention information class

MDwise’s Your Doctor First program encourages members to call their doctors first, instead of going straight to the emergency room, for non-life threatening issues. The accompanying brochure provided a snapshot of the types of health issues that warrant a call to the doctor versus a visit to an urgent care or the ER.
The Everyone Needs Check-Ups postcard educated members on the importance of preventive care for children. It included a list of activities that are likely to occur at a child’s regular doctor visit, such as immunizations, growth measurement and discussion around healthy eating and activity.
“Education of our members is core to MDwise’s mission. By relaying relevant information on the importance of preventative care and the use of doctor visits, we’re taking strides towards helping our members’ live healthier lives”, said Hollie Arruda, director of marketing at MDwise.

The National Health Information Awards program is organized by the Health Information Resource Center, a clearinghouse for professionals who work in consumer health fields. The awards program honors high-quality consumer health information. 

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About MDwise

MDwise is an Indiana-licensed nonprofit health maintenance organization offering health care benefits to 300,000 Medicaid members. Since 1994 MDwise has provided access to compassionate, high-quality, coordinated health care and education to Medicaid members in communities throughout Indiana.
MDwise is a provider-owned health plan with a large network of doctors, specialists and hospitals located throughout the state. By meeting the basic requirements of the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA’s) rigorous standards for consumer protection and quality improvement, MDwise was awarded NCQA’s accreditation status of Accredited for service and clinical quality. Ninety-seven percent of MDwise members surveyed would recommend MDwise to their family and friends. For more information, visit

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