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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 to Exhibit at GC3 Conference 2018

e4 will exhibit at next week’s GC3 Conference, taking place at the Renaissance Riverview Marriott in Mobile, AL. In it’s sixth year, the GC3 Conference combines the network of the Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi Gulf Coast Chapters of HIMSS.

Attending the conference? Visit e4 at Booth #18 to learn how our innovative analytics tools and LEAN Engineering methodology can optimize any IT initiative, especially complex change events such as EHR conversions.

See you in Mobile!

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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 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!

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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.

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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.