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Media Contact: Barbara M. Fornasiero; EAFocus Communications; 248-260-8466; barbara@eafocus.com
 
Troy, Mich. —Dec. 9, 2016—Practice Transformation Institute (PTI), a non-profit organization providing continuing medical education and customized learning programs that improve patient health outcomes and the individual care delivery experience, announced that Carla Irvin, RN, BSN, PCMH CCE and Megan Gottsleben, BS, ACSM EP-C, have been trained by the Stanford University School of Medicine as T-Trainers in the Stanford Self-Management Programs. They received their recognition in November 2016 following an intensive week-long apprenticeship program in Palo Alto, Calif.
 
T-Trainer is the highest level of trainer in the Stanford Self-Management Programs, which consist of a series of workshops designed to help people with chronic health problems gain the self-confidence they need to better manage their health challenges. Both Irvin and Gottsleben were previously certified as Master Trainers, a prerequisite to becoming T-Trainers. They can now lead Master Training at other organizations which can provide, in turn, the necessary training to Program Leaders who direct the self-management sessions at the community level.
 
PTI was founded in 2007 on the on the belief that a new type of holistic training was needed to keep up with the massive changes in health care, and Irvin says T-Trainers are aligned with that philosophy.
 
“Megan and I have trained many Program Leaders over the years, so we were thrilled when we got accepted from Stanford to become T-Trainers,” Irvin said. “The apprenticeship consisted of our delivering the week-long curriculum to twenty-four trainees under the watchful eye of Stanford. As approved T-Trainers, we look forward to working with other organizations so they can deliver the Stanford Self-Management Program curriculum in their communities.”
 
For more information about self-management programs or other programs offered by PTI, please contact Carla Irvin at 248.310.8476 or cirvin@transformcoach.org.

Media Contact: Barbara M. Fornasiero; EAFocus Communications; 248-260-8466; barbara@eafocus.com
 
Troy, Mich. —Aug. 23, 2016—Practice Transformation Institute (PTI), a non-profit organization providing continuing medical education and customized learning programs that improve patient health outcomes and the individual care delivery experience, will present a six-week program on self –management for individuals with chronic pain and their families. Michigan’s Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) Chronic Pain Self-Management Program begins Sept. 22 and follows the principles of Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), an evidence-based program that provides multiple benefits to patients with chronic conditions. The Chronic Pain Self-Management Program is based on the CDSMP.
 
The workshop is free and facilitated by co-leaders trained in the PATH program. It will be held on Thursday afternoons for six weeks beginning Sept. 22, with the last session on Oct. 27. PATH is a six-week workshop that offers tips on day-to-day living to help participants improve their health, feel better and be better able to face the challenges of living with an ongoing health condition. Subjects discussed in the chronic pain workshop include:
 
• Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation and poor sleep
• Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance
• Appropriate use of medications
• Communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals
• Nutrition
• Pacing activity and rest
• How to evaluate treatment options
• Action planning, problem solving and decision-making
 
The workshop will be held at the Country Creek Medical Building, 4986 N. Adams Road, Rochester 48306 from 1 pm to 3:30 pm in the conference room. To register, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ptichronicpain or contact Carla Irvin at 248.310.8476 or cirvin@transformcoach.org. Or to find a PATH workshop near you, visit the Healthy Programs in Michigan website

Media Contact: Barbara M. Fornasiero; EAFocus Communications; 248-260-8466; barbara@eafocus.com
 
Troy, Mich. —June 15, 2016—Practice Transformation Institute (PTI), a training organization providing the health care community with continuing medical education and customized learning programs, is partnering with the Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) to create the MOA’s new Transformation Academy.
 
Transformation Academy, with classes offered through PTI and taught by PTI instructors, will provide web-based, blended and classroom style training and education to the MOA, which has more than 7,000 physician members.
 
The announcement of the initiative was made by PTI founder Ewa Matuszewski, also the CEO of Rochester-based MedNetOne Health Solutions.
 
“PTI was founded in 2010 with the knowledge that a new kind of training was needed to implement the massive changes shaping the future of health care; holistic training that looks at multi-disciplinary care teams rather than a silo physician approach,” Matuszewski said. “It is a privilege for PTI to now be working with the MOA, a progressive and influential organization advancing team-based care.”
 
According to MOA CEO and Executive Director Kristopher Thomas Nicholoff, the new venture was prompted by the need for a comprehensive training curriculum on timely and emerging health care concerns that provides interactive and engaging training sessions for busy MOA members.
 
“The rapid changes in health care call for robust training programs that focus on interprofessional development for physicians and health care teams,” said Nicholoff. “Our members have attended numerous training programs through PTI and respect their commitment to broad-based experiential learning opportunities that engage participants and inspire measurable change in the physician’s office to improve patient outcomes.”
 
Transformation Academy curriculum offerings will include:

• Social Determinants of Health – identification and action
• Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA)
• Communication and Team Building
• Chronic Care Management
• Improvisation for Health Care Professionals
 
For additional information, contact Harmony Kinkle, PTI director of operations, at hkinkle@transformcoach.org or call 248-519-2337.
 
About the Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA)
The Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) is one of the largest statewide osteopathic organizations representing more than 7,000 osteopathic physicians and medical students in Michigan. For more than 117 years, the MOA has been dedicated to the promotion of quality patient care and to the educational, informational and legislative needs of its members. Learn more at www.domoa.org.