e4 and NextGate Partner to Advance Positive Patient Identification and EHR Data Integrity

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.” 

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e4 Showcases LEAN Engineering Approach at HIMSS19 [Gallery]

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!


Learn how e4 is LEAN Engineering Healthcare at HIMSS19

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.


Barry Shirk joins e4 to lead Business Development

e4 is excited to announce that Barry Shirk has joined the e4 team as Principal, Business Development. In this role, Barry will be responsible for driving overall Business Development initiatives. Barry joins e4 with 20+ years of healthcare IT consulting and leadership experience, including operational, sales and industry leadership experience.

Committed to 100% client satisfaction and driven to provide solutions that meet the changing client needs in the market, Barry will work with company leadership to set business development and sales goals and define the tactics to achieve them.


Jim Hennessy, e4 CEO to be featured on upcoming NJHIMSS Winter Event CIO Panel

On Tuesday, Jan 22, the New Jersey Chapter of HIMSS will host their annual winter event, “Surviving HIT Implementation: Outwit, Outlast & Become the Ultimate HealthCare Survivor!”.

e4 CEO Jim Hennessy will contribute his HIT leadership experience and perspective to a diverse panel of leading CIO’s from the New Jersey region. Taking place at Forsgate Country Club, this evening will include dinner, networking, and education discussion regarding HIT Implementation best practices.

Limited tickets are still available for this exclusive event. Learn more and register here: http://members.njhimss.org/site_event_detail.cfm?pk_association_event=18051


e4 Continues HIM Leadership at AHIMA 2018 Annual Conference

e4 recently attended the AHIMA 2018 Annual Conference, which took place Sept. 22-27 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Members of our team participated in many beneficial education sessions as part of their continuing education. e4 also exhibited at the conference, sharing demos of how our LEAN Engineering approach can optimize any healthcare project, including HIM LEAN Department Improvement, HIM Shared Services, CDI Program Improvement, eMPI Cleanup and more.

e4 also cohosted a very successful client event with MRO at The Palms Hotel & Spa Miami. This event featured great food, drinks and live music, and was an incredible opportunity to connect with some of our clients and colleagues. Thanks to all we were able to connect with in Miami. See you next year in Chicago!


e4 Helps Bring 14 Hospitals Live on Cerner Millennium in 2018

Did you know? e4 has successfully helped bring five clients live on Cerner Millennium so far in 2018, and is helping two more clients to go live by year’s end.

e4 High Impact KPI Protection, Optimization and Analytics Dashboards will help you monitor the High Impact KPI’s that are most important to your organization.

By embracing the Cerner methodology and tools while adding e4 LEAN Engineering tools, we’ve helped our clients get their work done and to LEAN out the total effort, which has helped to  drive the success of these EHR programs. This collaborative approach has made e4 the leading national implementer of EHR solutions – and it’s not just us saying it. We’ll happily connect you with any of our clients to discuss their results and share how we helped drive their EHR program success.

We look forward to networking with our clients and colleagues and sharing these success stories at the 2018 Cerner Health Conference (CHC) Oct. 8-11 in Kansas City. During CHC, Penn State Health will be presenting Successfully implementing a clinically driven revenue cycle on Tuesday, 10/9 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the GREEN zone on the Solutions Gallery floor. e4 helped organize and manage Penn State Health’s program, using the e4 LEAN Engineering approach to reduce the overall cost and program timeframe.

With tools like e4caster to track and manage total work to support quick decisions to our KPI dashboards to ensure your high-impact KPI’s are monitored closely, we’ve changed the game when it comes to optimizing EHR conversion programs. And by offering a full suite of conversion services including testing office management, charge auditing/validation, go-live support and managed application support, our clients are able to access nearly all the services and subject matter expertise they need from one full-service partner. We’ve done it for large complex academic facilities and health systems, community hospitals, standalone facilities and more. Learn more about e4’s Cerner Implementation Services.


Guided Clinical Mentorship and CDI Education Nets $5m+ Financial Impact for CT Hospital

Organizations often look for creative ways to quickly ramp up resources required for Clinical Documentation Improvement programs. Whether a nursing or HIM model is deployed, the resource pool is equally tight for experienced CDI Specialists. Alternatively, the cost and time horizon associated with training CDI Specialists from scratch is daunting.

e4’s Guided Clinical Mentorship program can quickly transform your CDI program. For one hospital, we have been able to demonstrate a one year ROI of 4360%, with a financial impact of more than $5m. To learn how, download the case study.


e4 Continues to Lead, Innovate at PHIMA Annual Meeting

e4 continued its support and leadership involvement with the Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association (PHIMA) at the PHIMA 80th Annual Meeting at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort on May 20-21, 2018.

At the Installation of Officers, e4’s Chris Parfitt, RHIT, CDIP, Sr. Consultant & Coding Operations Manager and current PHIMA President, helped welcome Margie Stackhouse, AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer and e4 Lead Auditor, as the incoming President as of July 1, 2018. Also representing e4 as PHIMA Committee Chairs are Trina Shreck, CCS, R.T.(R)(M)(MR), e4 Consultant, Technology Chair and Pat Swetland, RHIT, CCS, Coding Roundtable Chair.

Jon Gabster, RHIA and Mike Brensinger, RHIA, CPHQ represented e4 in the exhibit hall, providing an assortment of goodies and plenty of information about e4’s service offerings to the attendees.

e4 was also well represented in speaking engagements. Jill S. Clark, MBA, RHIA, CHDA, FAHIMA, AHIMA Board of Directors, presented the AHIMA 2018 Report to the CSAs. Also presenting were Chris Parfitt, RHIT, CDIP, Pat Swetland, RHIT, CCS and Sheila Sinkovitz-Riss, RHIT, CDIP, CCS. They presented “Coding Associates – Growing Your Own Coders”, which was part of the e4 Coding Apprenticeship program.  There was lots of networking, education and friends!

Pictured from left are Gina Stewart, RN, BSN, CCS, CCDS, Chris Parfitt, RHIT, CDIP, PHIMA President, Margie Stackhouse, AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer, Incoming President, Jill S. Clark, MBA, RHIA, CHDA, FAHIMA, AHIMA Board of Directors.


The e4 team was well represented at PHIMA!


Pictured from left are Chris Parfitt, RHIT, CDIP, PHIMA President and Margie Stackhouse, AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer, Incoming President.


Celebrating PHIMA’s 80th Annual Meeting are Jill S. Clark, MBA, RHIA, CHDA, FAHIMA, AHIMA Board of Directors, Chris Parfitt, RHIT, CDIP, PHIMA President and Margie Stackhouse, AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer, Incoming President.


e4 Supports Jefferson Health HIM Spring Outing

e4 teamed up with Jefferson Health on Thursday evening to support their HIM Spring Outing at Lucky Strike in Philadelphia. Team members enjoyed a variety of food, drinks, and of course, lots of bowling to celebrate the hard work of the Jefferson Health HIM team.

Pictured from left to right: Michael Weekley, Joseph Boatneg, Mike Brensinger, Bill Tomoschuk, Kyle Drey.