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Troy, Mich. —October 23, 2017— Practice Transformation Institute (PTI), a non-profit organization providing continuing medical education and customized learning programs that improve health outcomes and the individual care delivery experience, is pleased to announce it has received accreditation for its care coordination and care management training programs by the Michigan Nurses Association, an approver of continuing nursing education by the Michigan Board of Nursing.

The accreditation is valid for two years, Sept. 21, 2017 through Sept. 21, 2019, and was granted following a peer review by the Michigan Nurses Association’s Continuing Education Approval Program (CEAP) Committee. In commenting on the curriculum for the approved PTI programs, which were developed by PTI staff members Carla Irvin, R.N. and Ginny Hosbach, B.S.N, M.S.N., the CEAP Committee noted it was provider-directed and learner-paced, with enduring material.

“This accreditation is especially meaningful for PTI because it is unusual for a non-nursing organization to receive such a designation,” Ewa Matuszewski, PTI principal and founder, said. “It’s a reflection of the effort that PTI staff members have committed to making the care management and care coordination programs impactful for both clinical and non-clinical participants.”

PTI’s next Care Coordination and Care Management Training session, designed to educate health care professionals in the specifics of primary care management of chronic conditions, is set for Nov. 1-2 in Rochester. Registration can be done online. The program is approved for 20 contact hours by the Michigan Nurses Association, an approver of continuing nursing education by the Michigan Board of Nursing. Further, PTI is authorized by IACET to offer 2.0 CEUs for this program. In addition to care management programs, PTI offerings include the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP,) lifestyle coaching, Stanford Self-Management programs, A Matter of Balance, patient-centered-medical-home facilitation, learning collaboratives and a variety of training webinars.

About Practice Transformation Institute (PTI)

Celebrating 10 years in 2017, Practice Transformation Institute, a 501 (c) (3), is Michigan’s leading provider of CME and IACET-accredited experiential learning programs for the patient-centered medical home (PCMH), advanced primary care and other primary care transformation initiatives. To learn more about Practice Transformation Institute, please visit