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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.

Media Contact: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, 248.260.8466, barbara@eafocus.com
 
Troy, Mich. —Dec. 29, 2015—Practice Transformation Institute (PTI), providing the health care community with continuing medical education and customized learning programs that improve patient health outcomes, announces a care management training program specifically designed to integrate doctors of pharmacy, registered pharmacists and pharmacy technicians into the inter-professional healthcare team. PTI recently trained nearly 110 members of the pharmacy community, according to PTI Director of Operations, Harmony Kinkle.
 
“Pharmacists are increasingly performing more patient care activities such as health coaching and medical therapy management in a variety of settings and spending less time in the traditional role of dispensing medications,” Kinkle said. “Simultaneously, the pharmacist’s role is expanding further to provide leadership in quality improvement initiatives and medication-related measures. PTI’s pharmacy care management program recognizes the pharmacy community’s evolving role in team-based care and as a profession.”
 
PTI’s pharmacy care management coursework provides members of the pharmacy community with core competencies to become members of high-functioning, patient-centered teams focused on promoting health improvement, wellness, quality and disease prevention. The coursework is comprised of a blend of online courses and in-person training. Topics covered in the training include:

  • Introduction to Care Management Principles
  • Introduction to the Patient Centered Medical Home
  • Integration of the Community Pharmacist into the Practice Team
  • Linkage to Community Services
  • MQIC Evidence Based Guidelines for Diabetes, Heart Failure and Hypertension
  • Patient Registry
  • Group Visits
  • Admissions, discharge and transfer (ADT) activities
  • HEDIS Scoring
  • Behavioral Health

 
“Pharmacists can affect the quality of patient care, increase access to care for patients, provide cost-effective care and also quality oversight,” Kinkle said. “We are pleased to be providing additional training to the pharmacy community as they become an even more integral part of the interprofessional healthcare team.”

Media Contact: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, 248.260.8466, barbara@eafocus.com
 
Troy, Mich. —Oct. 12, 2015—Practice Transformation Institute (PTI), providing the health care community with continuing medical education and customized learning programs that improve patient health outcomes, announces the addition of three online education courses in health literacy, care management and the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). The announcement was made by PTI Director of Operations, Harmony Kinkle.
 
“Online learning provides a flexible, quality alternative to an in-person course,” Kinkle said. “Although not every course is suited for online learning, there are many courses that can be dynamic and engaging in this format. We’ve already used a blended format of online and onsite training for our successful Moderate Care Manager training program and look forward to having these additional courses continue that approach.”
 
PTI is using Udemy.com as its online learning platform. Udemy courses can be accessed through a computer or directly from an iPhone, iPad or Android device after application download. The three courses now available from PTI through Udemy.com are:
 
• Health Literacy and Cultural Competency in Care Planning
https://www.udemy.com/health-literacy-and-cultural-competency-in-care-planning/?couponCode=HealthLiteracy
 
• NCQA PCMH 2014 Building Blocks: The Must Pass Elements
https://www.udemy.com/ncqa-pcmh-2014-building-blocks-the-must-pass-elements/?couponCode=NCQA2014
 
• Care Management: Tools of the Trade
https://www.udemy.com/care-management-tools-of-the-trade/?couponCode=CareMGT