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e4 to Exhibit at GC3 Conference 2018

e4 will exhibit at next week’s GC3 Conference, taking place at the Renaissance Riverview Marriott in Mobile, AL. In it’s sixth year, the GC3 Conference combines the network of the Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi Gulf Coast Chapters of HIMSS.

Attending the conference? Visit e4 at Booth #18 to learn how our innovative analytics tools and LEAN Engineering methodology can optimize any IT initiative, especially complex change events such as EHR conversions.

See you in Mobile!

Case Study: LEAN Engineered EHR Conversion Strategies

Lessons Learned from a Successful LEAN Engineered EHR Conversion at Winthrop-University Hospital

Winthrop University Hospital (WUH), a 591-bed university-affiliated medical center and New York State-designated Regional Trauma Center located in Mineola, NY, recently embarked on a Cerner Soarian Big Bang EHR conversion, transitioning to both Cerner Soarian Financials and Cerner Soarian Clinicals. By utilizing a LEAN Governance Model (“DELTA Team”), visibility tools and a commitment to LEAN project management, WUH was able to achieve a successful conversion. This case study highlights several proven strategies that contributed to the success of the project.

Download the case study.

 

Considerations for Establishing a Testing Office Approach [Podcast]

Listen as Tom Gordon, Senior VP and Chief Information Officer of Virtua Health and Jim Hennessy, e4 CEO, discuss the considerations for establishing a Testing Office approach for large initiatives and ongoing operations. Topics include the reasons Virtua established a Testing Office, how it operates, the positive outcomes and the challenges involved.

Interested in learning how e4 can help you improve your testing approach? Click here to learn more about e4 Testing Solutions.

e4 Webinar: LEAN Engineering Strategies for Successful Healthcare Program Management

Is your current approach to healthcare program management yielding on-time, on-budget outcomes, or are you feeling “Every Month Madness”?

It’s March, so leave the madness to college basketball. e4 is offering our own assist to help you improve the outcome of your next initiative.

Join e4 President and LEAN Engineering expert Niall Doherty as he reveals how LEAN Engineering tools and tactics can be applied to optimize the outcome of any healthcare project, especially complex change events such as EHR/EMR conversions. Learn how four LEAN Engineering steps can help you reduce time, effort, and expense.

Learning Objectives: Participants will learn the concepts of e4 LEAN Engineering, including establishment of LEAN Governance, development of Blueprint/Roadmap, how LEAN tools (such as a3’s) are employed to do the work, and how providing one dashboard of all work helps to track and manage the project. These tactics are proven to increase your ability to achieve critical project success factors.

Click here to register today.

About the presenter: Niall Doherty has worked exclusively with healthcare institutions across the US for the last 25 years because he loves working on the complex issues and projects in the healthcare industry.

e4 Selected by St. Joseph’s Healthcare System to Provide Cerner Millennium® EHR Program Management

Powered by e4’s LEAN Program Management Tools and e4’s LEAN Engineering Playbook for Cerner Millennium® (Download PDF version)

WEST CHESTER, PA. and PATERSON, NJ August 28, 2017 e4, a leading national provider of healthcare consulting and professional services, announces that it has been selected to provide professional services and support for the implementation of Cerner Millennium® electronic health record in St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, based in Paterson, NJ. This implementation will provide one chart, one record, and one system for patients receiving care within St. Joseph’s, supporting the world-class health organization’s mission, vision and core values.

To optimize the efficiency of the implementation, St. Joseph’s will utilize e4’s LEAN Engineering® software and methods – a constantly-evolving compendium of content, knowledge, and LEAN tools and tactics that accelerate complex programs and eliminate waste to reduce overall expenses. The e4 LEAN Engineering Playbook for Cerner Millennium® has been enhanced through multiple successful Cerner Millennium®, Epic, and Cerner Soarian conversion engagements e4 has driven.

“Our obsession with perfecting the science of program and change management using e4 LEAN Engineering® techniques applies directly to complex Electronic Medical Record projects such as the one St. Joseph’s has undertaken. We will ‘engineer’ the program in a way that reduces overall time and effort using LEAN thinking throughout,” said Niall Doherty, Cofounder and President of e4. “We will also be utilizing our proprietary Program and Change Management and Analytics software (e4caster) to ensure our LEAN Engineering playbooks are comprehensively executed with full transparency and accountability.”

St. Joseph’s is embarking on an era of technology-enabled health care in which patients, their families and the health care team will more easily connect. “Migrating to Cerner Millennium® represents a new milestone as we use digital healthcare technology to transform the delivery of care across the continuum,” said Linda Reed, Chief Information Officer, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System. “We look forward to using e4’s LEAN Engineering tools, tactics and complex change management expertise to achieve our migration and implementation goals to ensure a smooth transition for all employees, patients, caregivers and providers.”

About e4

e4 is a leading national healthcare consulting and professional services company providing Revenue Cycle, HIM, CDI, Clinical Optimization and IT solutions. e4 also develops software to enhance its services offerings.

About St. Joseph’s Healthcare System

St. Josephs’ Healthcare System is a world-class hospital and healthcare network supported by leading and renowned physicians, nurses and care teams. The Health System operates a full continuum of care, including a regional tertiary care medical center, a state-designated children’s hospital, an acute care hospital, rehabilitation and long-term facilities, and comprehensive home care. U.S. News & World Report recognized St. Joseph’s as a Best Hospital in the New York Metropolitan Area and amlacong the Top 10 Hospitals in the State of New Jersey for 2016-2017. St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center is a four time recipient of the Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence and was awarded the prestigious 2016 Lantern Award™ by the Emergency Nurses Association, one of only 11 hospitals selected nationwide.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Michael Weekley
215.584.6754
mweekley@e4-services.com

Pam Garretson
973.754.4504
garretsonp@sjhmc.org

Get to know e4: eMPI Services

e4 distinguishes itself with a unique ability to not only lead and correct eMPI issues, but also to assist in identifying and solving the underlying causes of further DMRN creations. Watch the video below to learn more about our approach.

 

Download our e4 eMPI Services Fact Sheet.

*Cost of duplicate source: Healthcare Financial Management Duplicate Records Compromise EHR Investment, Healthcare Financial Management, August 2009.
*Duplicate rate percentage estimate source: MPI Clean Up: It’s a Must!, American Health Information Management Association, 2009.

 

Get to know e4: HIM Metrics Reporting Dashboard

Got HIM reporting fatigue? As HIM roles continue to evolve, it’s becoming more and more important to track your most important HIM metrics, however many healthcare organizations struggle with presenting this data effectively. Our dashboard pulls information from disparate system reports and presents it in a clean, easy to understand manner that helps you improve HIM productivity.

 

Take your HIM program to the next level. Learn how our unique, effective approach is positively impacting leading healthcare systems right now. Contact e4 today to learn more.

Get to know e4: CDI KPI Reporting

Could you be doing more to mitigate future penalty risk and maximize your reimbursement? Learn how e4caster CDI KPI Reporting integrates disparate system reports to provide you with one central location to track metrics and analyze trends, saving you time and the organization money.

 

Take your CDI program to the next level. Learn how our unique, effective approach is positively impacting leading healthcare systems right now. Contact e4 today to learn more.