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e4’s Thomas Barnes to Co-present “Strategies to Protect Revenue During System Conversion” at NJ HFMA Education Session

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.

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e4’s Todd Goughnour to Present at MdHIMA Quarterly Meeting

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, MD.

This session will highlight best practices for using analytics and dashboard tools to improve HIM department productivity.

Learn more and register today: https://www.mdhima.org/portfolio/qbm-6-7-19/

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Case Study: Revenue Cycle Edit Work Queue Optimization

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.

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e4 Recognizes Outstanding Contributions During Health Information Professionals Week

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.

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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.” 

Click here to read the full press release.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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

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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!