The Camp Method Nominated for Best Theory to Practice Award by AOM

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The CAMP Method design, a scientifically proven program to improve physician self-efficacy and clinical documentation quality, was nominated for Best Theory to Practice award by Academy of Management.

Dr. Ruthann Russo, creator of the CAMP™ Method training system, a scientifically proven program to improve physician self-efficacy and clinical documentation quality, recently authored A Compelling Case for Clinical Documentation, a two-volume book that describes the application of the CAMP Method in training programs.

The CAMP Method, based on the theory of self-efficacy, relies upon a specific formula of coaching, asking, mastering, and peer learning to achieve improved clinical documentation practices from physician trainees. Clinical documentation is an ongoing challenge for all healthcare providers. By combining the CAMP Method with Russo's criteria for high quality clinical documentation, interventional research studies conducted at major academic medical centers saw improved clinical documentation practices by its physician participants. Moreover, the studies showed significant improvement of the CAMP Method trained physicians over those trained using customary methods. The CAMP Method design, presented by Russo at the Academy of Management's annual meeting this summer in Anaheim, California, was nominated for Best Theory to Practice award.

Improving the quality of clinical documentation is the one sure strategy for healthcare facilities to enhance the quality of care and increase efficiency throughout their organization. A Compelling Case for Clinical Documentation is Russo's seventh book. Hospitals throughout the country use her training programs to assist their physicians and clinicians in providing quality care to their patients.

"Any discussion about healthcare in the US should revolve around patients. A Compelling Case for Clinical Documentation demonstrates that through proper training and best practices a modern healthcare organization can align with their medical staff and achieve operational efficiencies, increased regulatory compliance, accurate reimbursement and patient satisfaction while still focusing on high levels of patient care," said Dr. Ruthann Russo

About Dr. Ruthann Russo:
Ruthann Russo is a managing director with Navigant Consulting and a partner in the law firm of Russo and Russo based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and New York City. She has been working in and advising healthcare organizations and their medical staffs for over 20 years. She was previously the chief executive officer of HP3, Inc., HP3 Research Institute, and Cabot Marsh Corporation. Dr. Russo has written seven books addressing the industry wide issues of documentation, coding, and compliance in healthcare. She also wrote Mindful Healthcare: The Conscious Person's Guide to Living in Harmony with the US Healthcare System. She created the HealthMap™ program to help healthcare consumers proactively create a vision and plan for their care. She is a graduate of Dickinson College, American University's Washington College of Law, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School's program in public health, Columbia University's Teachers College certification program in health counseling, and Touro University, where she earned her doctoral degree in business administration with an emphasis on healthcare management.

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