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Media Contact: Barbara M. Fornasiero; EAFocus Communications; cell 586.817.8414; barbara@eafocus.com
 
Troy, Mich. —July 30, 2014—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 offering the Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) workshop series to community members at no charge beginning Aug. 20 in Madison Heights.
 
PATH is Michigan’s version of the acclaimed Stanford Chronic Disease Management Program. The six-week workshop 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. The workshop focuses on the 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
 
Personal Action Toward Health (PATH)
What: a free, six week workshop to improve the life and health of individuals living with a chronic condition
 
Where: The Physician Training Center (Practice Transformation Institute)
26550 John R, Madison Heights, MI 48071
 
Dates and time: Each Wednesday from Aug. 20, 2014 through Sept. 24, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
 
To register: contact Mike Mellor at 248.475.4867 or mmellor@transformcoach.org
 
Or to find a PATH workshop in your community, visit MiHealthyPrograms.org

Prestigious accreditation demonstrates commitment to high-quality lifelong learning
 
Media Contact: Barbara M. Fornasiero; EAFocus Communications; cell 586.817.8414; barbara@eafocus.com
 
Troy, Mich. —May 2, 2014—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, has been awarded reaccreditation status by The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). IACET authorized providers are the only organizations approved to offer IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The accreditation period extends for five years, and includes all programs offered or created during that time.PTI first received IACET accreditation in 2009.
 
In order to achieve Authorized Provider accreditation, Practice Transformation Institute completed a rigorous application process, including an IACET site visit review, and successfully demonstrated adherence to the ANSI/IACET 1-2013 Standard addressing the design, development, administration, and evaluation of its programs.
 
“We are pleased to continue our relationship with Practice Transformation Institute as an Authorized Provider,” stated Kristopher J. Newbauer, President of IACET and Director of Learning & Organization Development at Rotary International in Evanston, IL. “Practice Transformation Institute joins nearly 650 organizations around the globe that have had their programs vetted by third-party experts in continuing education to ensure the highest possible standards are met.”
 
PTI’s education programs train physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers and individual practice teams on topics such as the patient-centered medical home, self-management support, care management, quality improvement and process improvement. Earlier this year, PTI was awarded a contract from the Michigan Primary Care Transformation Project (MiPCT) to develop and implement a learning collaborative for its participants. MiPCT is a three-year, state-wide multi-payer project aimed at improving health in Michigan, making care more affordable, and strengthening the patient-care team relationship. It is the largest Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) demonstration project in the nation.
 
“Our renewed partnership with IACET solidifies our leadership position in the medical training environment and demonstrates our commitment to lifelong learning and high quality standards,” said founding principal, Ewa Matuszewski.
 
In addition to its IACET certification, PTI is also accredited by the Michigan State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.
 

To learn more about training programs and learning collaboratives offered by PTI, please contact Harmony Kinkle at hkinkle@transformcoach.org or 248.475.4736.
 
About IACET: The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) is a non-profit association dedicated to quality continuing education and training programs. IACET is the only standard-setting organization approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for continuing education and training. The ANSI/IACET Standard is the core of thousands of educational programs worldwide. For more information, please visit www.iacet.org or call 703-506-3275.

Media Contact: Barbara M. Fornasiero; EAFocus Communications; cell 586.817.8414; barbara@eafocus.com
 
Troy, Mich. —Jan. 21, 2014— 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, announces that
Carla Irvin, RN, BSN, and Lisa Allen, RN, BSN, have successfully completed a study program and exam to become NCQA PCMH Certified Content Experts.
 
NCQA offers the most widely known Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program in the country, the NCQA PCMH Recognition program. NCQA developed the PCMH Content Expert Certification (CEC) program in an effort to help physician practices and other interested parties identify experts with a demonstrated understanding of the NCQA PCMH Recognition program and to provide professionals with a way to validate their knowledge base.
 
“Certified NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Content Experts receive thorough training and demonstrate in-depth knowledge to assist organizations applying for NCQA PCMH Recognition,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane.
 
Attainment of the credential requires completion of two NCQA educational seminars and successful completion of a comprehensive exam developed and administered by NCQA; a commitment to continuous learning and recertification to maintain the credential is also required.
 
Allen and Irvin will continue to work with primary care physician practices seeking NCQA recognition and other respected designations as patient-centered medical homes, offering group classes, one-on-one practice coaching, and readiness evaluations through PTI.