New Academy in Madison Heights to Offers Medical Education Training


The Michigan Osteopathic Association next week will launch a new academy offering medical education training to improve patient health outcomes and instruction for individual caregivers to its members in the health care field.

The academy, taught by the Madison Heights-based Practice Transformation Institute, will provide a curriculum that includes social determinants, improvisation for health care professionals, communication and team building, and chronic care management. The program is aimed at the more than 7,000 association members.

“The rapid changes in health care call for robust training programs that focus on development for physicians and health care teams,” says Kristopher Nicholoff, executive director of the Michigan Osteopathic Association, based in Okemos. “Our members have attended numerous training programs through (the Practice Transformation Institute) and respect their commitment to broad-based experiential learning opportunities that engage participants and inspire measurable change in the physician’s office.”

The academy will launch June 15 with an overview of the Medicare Access and the Chip Reauthorization Act of 2015.

Nicholoff says the partnership with the institute was prompted by the need for an interactive and engaging training curriculum focused on timely and emerging health care concerns for busy health care professionals.

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