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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 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.
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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.
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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.

 

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.