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e4 Joins the Pennsylvania Sponsor A Highway® Program

e4 strives to be a leader in supporting community programs, and supports numerous client foundations and other charitable organizations. This latest initiative really drives forward our goal to improve the communities we serve.

As the newest sponsor of the Pennsylvania Sponsor A Highway® Program, e4 is helping to keep Pennsylvania drivers safe from harmful debris on the road. This program is a special way to support the community, according to Mike Brensinger, RHIA, CPHQ, e4 Co-Founder: “e4 decided to become a sponsor with Adopt A Highway Maintenance Corporation® because we wanted to do our part to give back… And since most e4 team members work remotely at healthcare facilities and offices across the country, we feel that sponsoring this sign in our home state of Pennsylvania is a great way to demonstrate to our clients that we are environmentally-conscious and committed to supporting the community.” 

With litter removal costing the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) millions of dollars each year, programs like Sponsor A Highway® have become crucial in maintaining Pennsylvania’s roadways. The sponsorship of philanthropic companies like e4, subsidize the cost of highway clean-up efforts. This allows PennDOT to use their funding for other necessary projects, such as roadway construction.

Look for e4’s first sign on Route 76 East in King of Prussia, PA at Mile Markers 329-330.

Read the full release about e4 joining the Sponsor A Highway Program on the Adopt A Highway Maintenance Corporation blog.

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e4 Launches LEAN Engineering Billboard Marketing Campaign

The next time you travel along I-95, I-76 and I-676 in Philadelphia – be sure to look up! 

e4’s billboard campaign in live in the Philadelphia market, promoting e4’s LEAN Engineering approach to healthcare program management. Powered by LEAN thinking and proprietary software tools, LEAN Engineering is helping e4 clients to eliminate waste, accelerate timelines and reduce costs, and is especially helpful for managing the pace and complexity of complex programs such as EHR conversion projects.

Our campaign is intent on sharing how LEAN Engineering processes, combined with LEAN Governance, a3’s, Kaizens, Blueprints and our industry-leading program management and visibility software (e4caster®) can be utilized to achieve an on-time, on-budget initiative – no matter the department. From EHR Conversions to Enterprise CDI, ED/OR Patient Flow, HIM Consolidation and Revenue Cycle Optimization, we’re helping to LEAN Engineer success for our clients.

Interested in learning how e4 can help LEAN Engineer your next initiative? Contact us today.

Reduction of Readmissions with Collaboration of Coding and CDI

What steps are you taking to mitigate readmissions for your organization?

Increased readmissions can carry negative consequences, from financial penalties to quality of care concerns. e4 has taken a leadership position in addressing this issue, and recommends a collaborative approach between Coding and CDI to reduce readmissions.

e4’s Tara Rogers, BSN, RN, CCDS, Sr. Clinical Documentation Specialist, recently presented “Reduction of Readmissions with Collaboration of Coding and CDI” at the NEPHIMA Quarterly Luncheon Meeting & Education Session on Wednesday, March 14.

Click here to view a recording of that presentation, and learn more about our Readmissions Audit and Education program offerings.

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 Achieves Third Consecutive “Best-of-the-Best” Professional Service Organization Designation

e4 Outperforms 95% of Peers in Revenue Growth, New Jobs and More Satisfied Clients According to PS Maturity™ Benchmark Survey

WEST CHESTER, Pa. March 15, 2017 e4, a leading national provider of healthcare consulting services, announces that it has been recognized in the SPI Research PS Maturity™ Benchmark Survey as a “Best-of-the-Best” firm. SPI Research, the leading independent technology services research firm, recently revealed that e4 was among the top 21 firms out of 416 organizations who participated in the survey, which analyzes five critical service performance dimensions: leadership, client relationships, human capital alignment, service execution, and finance and operations.

“There’s just no doubt that our people and our culture earn customers and customer loyalty better than anyone,” said Niall Doherty, Co-Founder and President of e4. “We work extremely hard to create a culture of innovation and customer satisfaction, and this Best-of-the-Best recognition validates that the hard work is paying off”.

The 416 professional service organizations represented in the PS Maturity™ Benchmark Survey employ over 200,000 consultants who each produced, on average, $205,000 in annual revenue.  Collectively, these firms generated over $35 billion in PS revenue. “Being recognized again by SPI as a top performer is particularly gratifying this year,” said Jim Hennessy, CEO of e4. “Our customer focus and ability to adapt to their changing needs, in combination with our leadership team’s persistent focus on our core metrics (based on many emphasized in the SPI report) positioned us for another successful year. The PS Maturity™ report continues to serve as the benchmark that we measure ourselves against, and where we look for new ways to stay on top of our business.”

According to SPI Research, a key characteristic that differentiates this year’s top performers is their emphasis on building unique, employee-centric cultures, something that is critical to e4’s success. “Each individual at e4 sincerely takes responsibility for our client’s success,” said Jennifer Thomas, Director of Culture at e4. “It’s deeply engrained in the entire team by the actions and words of the leadership team.  Providing an environment where all employees feel empowered to voice critical or creative ideas requires trust between leadership, management, and team members. When team members feel respected and trust their leadership and team members, they lead the culture.”

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.

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 to Exhibit at HIMSS18: Where The World Connects for Health

Could LEAN Engineering be the key to optimizing your next healthcare project?

Find out March 5-8 at HIMSS18 Booth #10233. Learn how our unique LEAN Engineering approach can be employed to reduce time, effort and expense to optimize any healthcare project. We’ll share LEAN tools and example artifacts that can transform your next project and help you create better healthcare.

We look forward to connecting with the best and brightest in health IT at HIMSS18!

 

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.