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ROCKY MOUNTAIN HEALTH PLANS LAUNCHES MYDIGITALMD

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo., Aug. 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rocky Mountain Health Plans (RMHP) has launched MyDigitalMD, a free service for RMHP Members that revolutionizes access to urgent health care. MyDigitalMD allows Members to get the care they need from Colorado-based, Board Certified emergency medicine doctors via secure instant messaging and scheduled video chats online or through a mobile app. Doctors are available 365 days a year from 8:00 a.m. to midnight (MT) and can diagnose, treat, and provide instruction for further follow up to many common health concerns that could otherwise lead to more costly emergency room visits - saving RMHP Members time and money. For those on the Western Slope, records will also be integrated with Quality Health Network for Members to provide continuity of care.

"In today's busy age, we wanted to offer our Members a convenient option to connect with a doctor for those ailments that may unnecessarily send them to the ER or for the instances when they cannot get to their doctor's office," said Leanne Hart, Director of Marketing & Communications. "MyDigitalMD does just that; the new free service provides straightforward access to doctors, when you need it and where you need it, by simply using your smartphone or computer."

MyDigitalMD utilizes physicians from Ergentus, a Colorado-based emergency service physicians group. Established in 1976, Ergentus has been recognized by HealthGrades® for Emergency Medicine Excellence.

A recent user of MyDigitalMD said, "The doctor was very friendly and helpful. I was amazed at the ease of scheduling the appointment and how fast a doctor could speak with me. I love knowing that I have access to MyDigitalMD and the ability to get professional care from a doctor so quickly and easily".

MyDigitalMD is currently available for RMHP Commercial and Medicaid Members. Members can access the online platform at MyDigitalMD.com or download the free app through the Apple App Store. RMHP plans to release an Android app, as well.

Visit MyDigitalMD.com for more information or our new online video highlighting MyDigital at savethehipsters.com.

About Rocky Mountain Health Plans

Founded in 1974 in Grand Junction, Colorado, as an independent, not-for-profit health insurance provider, Rocky Mountain Health Plans uniquely understands the needs of Colorado and the people who live here. We provide access to affordable, quality health care enabling our more than 220,000 Members to live longer, healthier lives, while maintaining our mission to put people before profits. Rocky Mountain Health Plans is the only health plan in Colorado to serve every market segment, including individuals, families, employers, Medicare, Medicaid, and Child Health Plan Plus beneficiaries. The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently awarded Rocky Mountain Health Plans a commendable status for continuously improving the quality of care and services provided to Members. For more information, visit rmhp.org or connect with RMHP on social media @RMHPColorado on Facebook, @RMHP on Twitter, @rmhpcolorado on Instagram, and RockyMtnHealthPlans on youtube.

CONTACT: Leanne Hart, Director of Marketing & Communications Rocky Mountain Health Plans Direct: 970-263-5511 Cell: 970-316-1989 Email: leanne.hart@rmhp.org

Source: Rocky Mountain Health Plans