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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’s Gina Stewart Presents at 2018 Sepsis Conference

On Wednesday, September 6, Gina Stewart, MBA, BSN, RN, CCS, CCDS and Practice Director, Coding and CDI at e4, attended and presented at the 2018 Sepsis Conference at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel. Gina’s presentation focused on CDI, Coding and Quality and how it relates to the CMS Sepsis core measure bundle and the initiatives an organization can take to improve collaboration and compliance.

We are very proud (and fortunate) to have Gina leading our Coding and CDI practices!

Learn more about e4 Coding and CDI services.

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DRG Validation Services Drive 200% Return on Investment for NY Community Hospital

Accurate code and DRG assignment translates into secure revenue. It impacts the appropriate capture of the patient’s clinical condition, severity of illness, risk of mortality, risk adjustment, and decreases risk for payer denials. Additionally, DRG Validation allows an organization to identify opportunities for process improvement, and then take that information and translate it into ongoing education.

Learn how e4 has been able to demonstrate a return on investment rate in excess of 200% with our DRG Validation Services. Download the case study.

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e4 to Exhibit at the 90th Annual AHIMA Convention and Exhibit

e4 is pleased to announce that we will once again be exhibiting at the 2018 AHIMA Convention and Exhibit, taking place September 22-26 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

e4 has been an AHIMA exhibitor for many years, and we are looking forward to networking with the brightest minds in health information management. With representation in both local and national AHIMA leadership organizations, e4 continues to lead efforts to innovate and advance health information management best practices.

AHIMA attendees can connect with e4 by visiting booth #619, where we will provide goodies, HIM Services information and demo how our innovative analytics tools and LEAN Engineering methodology can transform your HIM department into a data-driven leader. Not attending AHIMA? Just contact e4 today and we’ll schedule a time for a personal demo.

We look forward to seeing you in Miami!

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e4’s Margie Stackhouse Shares Career Advice with University of Pittsburgh HIM Students

Margie Stackhouse, Sr. Coding Consultant for e4 and President of the Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association (PHIMA), recently met with University of Pittsburgh HIM students to talk about non-traditional careers in health information management (HIM) and her experiences in HIM. She also talked about opportunities for the students to volunteer with PHIMA and network with fellow HIM professionals.

We’re proud of Margie and are proud to support PHIMA and their programs that positively impact the future leaders in HIM!

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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.

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Welcome to the new e4-services.com

If you thought you knew e4 before – just wait until you check out the new e4-services.com.

Learn how we use innovative technology and the best team of healthcare professionals in the industry to LEAN Engineer solutions that solve the most complex problems our clients are faced with. With more than 80 services spanning all aspects of health system operations, e4 is poised to continue our mission to help our clients create better healthcare.

Explore our innovative, fun culture, get to know our Leadership Team, or catch up on the latest news and notes. The new e4-services.com is the place to learn all things e4.

We invite you to browse the site to learn more, and ask that when your next healthcare challenge arises, you think e4.

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e4 Comes Together in Naples for Annual Company Retreat

e4 team members look forward to the Company Retreat every year, and the recent e4 gathering at the Ritz Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida was truly an experience to remember! Our team spent time discussing how to serve our clients better in the year ahead. Of course, much time was also spent enjoying the company of our amazing team members! (Interested in joining our growing team? Click here to learn more.)

 

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.