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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.

Media Contact: Barbara M. Fornasiero; EAFocus Communications; 248-260-8466; barbara@eafocus.com
 
Troy, Mich. —June 6, 2016—Practice Transformation Institute (PTI), an IACET-certified organization providing the health care community with continuing medical education and customized learning programs that improve patient health outcomes and the individual care delivery experience, will partner with the Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) to create the MOA’s new Transformation Academy.
 
Practice Transformation Institute is Michigan’s leading provider of CME and IACET-accredited experiential learning programs for the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) and other primary care transformation initiatives. 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.”
 
Transformation Academy, with classes offered through PTI and taught by PTI instructors, will provide web-based, blended and classroom style activities to MOA members. MOA has more than 7,000 physician members, many of whom seek education and training opportunities via the MOA. 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 health care professionals.
 
“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
 
The launch of the first training program through Transformation Academy will take place on June 15 with an overview of MACRA. 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.  

Media Contact: Barbara M. Fornasiero; EAFocus Communications; 248-260-8466; barbara@eafocus.com
 
Troy, Mich. —April 18, 2016—Practice Transformation Institute (PTI), providing the health care community with continuing medical education and customized learning programs that improve patient health outcomes and the individual care delivery experience, is partnering with MPRO to present a webinar on May 17 geared to physicians and focusing on Michigan’s Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) workshop series. PATH is based on Stanford University’s Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) and is an evidence-based program that provides multiple benefits to patients.
 
The complimentary webinar will be conducted by MPRO colleagues, Andrea Lauhoff, MHSA, senior clinical quality consultant, and Mark Loush, LMSW, CAAC, clinical quality consultant. It will be held on Tuesday, May 17 from noon to 1:00 p.m. Register online at: https://www.lsqin.org/event/path-in-michigan/.
 
PATH is a six-week workshop that offers tips on day-to-day living to help participants improve their health, feel better andbe better able to face the challenges of living with an ongoing health condition. The workshop focuses onthe following key areas:
• Dealing with not feeling well
• Talking with health care providers, friends and family members
• Relaxing and overcoming stress
• Increasing energy levels
• Accomplishing everyday tasks more easily
• Staying independent
 
The webinar objectives for physician participants include:
• Define evidence-based programs and their benefits to patients
• Hear testimonials from past participants
• Learn how PATH can benefit patients in managing their chronic conditions
• Identify how the physician’s practice or organization can get involved with PATH
 
About MPRO
MPRO is a nonprofit organization and national leader in health care quality improvement and medical review. Our goal is simple – we are helping health care get better. MPRO provides medical consulting and review, as well as data analysis to federal agencies, state Medicaid and public health organizations, health care facilities, private health plans and other third party payers. In addition, MPRO represents Michigan in Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network (QIN), which also serves Minnesota and Wisconsin under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program.
 
About Practice Transformation Institute (PTI)
Practice Transformation Institute is Michigan’s leading provider of CME and IACET-accredited experiential learning programs for the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) and other primary care transformation initiatives. PTI runs the Physician’s Training Center in Madison Heights. Practice Transformation Institute also has NCQA PCMH Certified Content Expertise (CCE) to help practices facilitate the process to become a PCMH NCQA-recognized practice. PTI is also a part of the Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network.