e4 hosted a reception on October 8th at the College Basketball Experience at the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, located in the famous downtown Kansas City Power and Light District. More than 120 attendees from 30+ organizations enjoyed food, spirits, and games, including full access to the College Basketball Hall of Fame!
Attendees were able to network with colleagues, win door prizes, and also learn about e4’s full suite of Cerner solutions. It was a truly special, fun-filled evening!
Healthcare Innovation, a leading publication focusing on innovation in health IT, has recognized e4 as the 2019 Vendor Solution Provider Winner for Revenue Cycle Management. The national Healthcare Innovation Innovator Awards Program recognizes leadership teams from hospitals, physician groups, clinics, integrated health systems, payers, HIEs, ACOs, and other healthcare organizations that have effectively deployed information technology in order to improve clinical, administrative, financial, or organizational performance.
e4 was highlighted for its innovative Revenue Cycle Edit Work Queue Optimization program, which utilizes LEAN Engineering methodology and software to reduce the number of edits in system work queues.
Background: During the conversion and post go-live timeframe, there is inevitably a large number of “edits” that must be worked by an individual to move an encounter to the billing state of the revenue cycle process. Many facilities struggle with the volume of encounters that need moved to the billing state of the revenue cycle process. Furthermore, the education required to quickly resolve these encounters takes time and effort. e4 has developed an innovative edit resolution workflow that is not only aimed at resolving the edits, but also at training and educating the client’s staff to be self-proficient within 30-60 days from process implementation.
Click here to view the feature story at Healthcare Innovation’s website.
e4 announces plans to exhibit at the 2019 AHIMA Convention and Exhibit, taking place September 14-18 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.
While e4 has been an AHIMA exhibitor for many years, this is the first year e4 will unveil brand new HIM dashboards that have been designed to improve HIM work quality and productivity.
With representation in both local and national AHIMA leadership organizations, e4 is at the forefront of driving advancement in health information management transformation.
AHIMA attendees can connect with e4 by visiting booth #1127.
We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!
Thomas Barnes, e4 General Manager and Practice Director – Revenue Cycle Services, will co-present “Strategies to Protect Revenue During System Conversion” at the upcomingNJ HFMA Education Session, taking place next Tuesday, June 11 in Tinton Falls, NJ.
Barnes will present with Lori Pietropola, CPA, Director of Revenue Cycle Operations and Revenue Integrity, Virtua Health, and the panel will be moderated by Elaine Dunn, DHA, RRT, RPSGT, CPCO, Vice President Integration Services, Craneware.
The panel discussion will focus on ways to uncover strategies to protect your organization’s financial health as you work to mitigate risks and manage the many pitfalls that can potentially impact your revenue stream during such a transition.
Don’t miss this event! Todd Goughnour,
MBA, RHIA and e4’s HIM Practice Director will present “Improving HIM Work
Quality & Productivity” at the MdHIMA Quarterly Business Meeting,
taking place at The Prince Georges Community college, Largo Campus in Largo,
session will highlight best practices for using analytics and dashboard tools
to improve HIM department productivity.
more and register today: https://www.mdhima.org/portfolio/qbm-6-7-19/
During the conversion and post go-live timeframe, there is inevitably a large number of “edits” that must be worked by an individual to move an encounter to the billing state of the revenue cycle process. Many facilities struggle with the volume of encounters that need moved to the billing state of the revenue cycle process. Furthermore, the education required to quickly resolve these encounters takes time and effort. e4 has developed an edit resolution workflow that is not only aimed at resolving the edits but training and educating the client’s staff that allows the client to be self-proficient within 30-60 from our process implementation.
With a simple LEAN Engineering People, Process and Technology approach, e4 helped one client reduce the number of encounters in the Insurance Verification work queue from 6,617 to 427, a 94% reduction in 30 days.
Download the case study here to learn more.
During Health Information Professionals (HIP) Week, e4 recognizes the tremendous contributions that HIM professionals make to improve healthcare in our communities. We’re especially proud to honor and celebrate the incredible impact our own HIM team demonstrates every single day. Thank you all for your efforts!
To draw more attention to HIM’s contributions to healthcare, we are sharing an AHIMA article created especially for HIP Week by contributors Dawn Paulson, MJ, RHIA, CHPS, CPHI, and Robyn Stambaugh, MS, RHIA, titled: HIM’s Impact on Managing Health Data to Drive Clinical and Business Performance.
e4 is excited to announce that it has entered into an exclusive arrangement with NextGate, the global leader in healthcare enterprise identification, to help healthcare organizations overcome the life-threatening and costly inefficiencies that result from duplicate medical records and patient identification errors.
The partnership will align NextGate’s market-leading Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) platform with e4’s complementary health information management and data cleanup services to quickly and cost-effectively resolve medical record duplicates and overlays. By combining their experience and proven capabilities into a single approach for patient identity and record remediation, NextGate and e4 will support providers with an end-to-end offering that resolves even the most contaminated systems to fast track critical patient safety improvements and data-driven decision making.
“We are thrilled to be engaging on this endeavor with NextGate to help providers make the most of their EMPI investment and transform their overburdened, under-resourced HIM department into a data driven leader within their organizations for ever-lasting improvements in care delivery and patient safety,” said Mike Brensinger, RHIA, CPHQ, Co-Founder of e4. “Not only do both companies share a common purpose in helping providers overcome poor data quality and system integration issues, we also understand that marrying our strengths enables success for all involved.”
Click here to read the full press release.
The e4 team just wrapped up a very productive and enjoyable week at HIMSS19, where more than 45,000 of the brightest minds in health IT gathered to network, learn and share ideas.
e4 showcased how e4 LEAN Engineering strategies and tactics can be applied to improve healthcare project management outcomes. e4 also demonstrated how to apply the LEAN Engineering approach to EHR conversions, managed services and a full suite of IT support services.
Check out the gallery to see the e4 team in action at HIMSS!
e4 will join more than 45,000 of the brightest minds in health IT at HIMSS19: Champions of Health Unite, taking place February 11-15 in Orlando, Florida.
With constant pressure for healthcare institutions to “do more with less”, e4’s will demonstrate specific examples at Booth #3927 of how LEAN Engineering can help eliminate waste and improve healthcare project outcomes.
e4’s LEAN Engineering approach to complex program management has helped us architect some of the most successful EHR conversions in the country by reducing overall time and expense, and our unique fixed-fee managed application support model has saved our clients between 30%-40% when compared to traditional approaches. As a one-stop shop for client healthcare IT needs, e4 is helping to transform the way our clients achieve their health IT goals.