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.


DRG Validation Services Drive 200% Return on Investment for NY Community Hospital

Accurate code and DRG assignment translates into secure revenue. It impacts the appropriate capture of the patient’s clinical condition, severity of illness, risk of mortality, risk adjustment, and decreases risk for payer denials. Additionally, DRG Validation allows an organization to identify opportunities for process improvement, and then take that information and translate it into ongoing education.

Learn how e4 has been able to demonstrate a return on investment rate in excess of 200% with our DRG Validation Services. Download the case study.


e4 to Exhibit at the 90th Annual AHIMA Convention and Exhibit

e4 is pleased to announce that we will once again be exhibiting at the 2018 AHIMA Convention and Exhibit, taking place September 22-26 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

e4 has been an AHIMA exhibitor for many years, and we are looking forward to networking with the brightest minds in health information management. With representation in both local and national AHIMA leadership organizations, e4 continues to lead efforts to innovate and advance health information management best practices.

AHIMA attendees can connect with e4 by visiting booth #619, where we will provide goodies, HIM Services information and demo how our innovative analytics tools and LEAN Engineering methodology can transform your HIM department into a data-driven leader. Not attending AHIMA? Just contact e4 today and we’ll schedule a time for a personal demo.

We look forward to seeing you in Miami!


e4’s Margie Stackhouse Shares Career Advice with University of Pittsburgh HIM Students

Margie Stackhouse, Sr. Coding Consultant for e4 and President of the Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association (PHIMA), recently met with University of Pittsburgh HIM students to talk about non-traditional careers in health information management (HIM) and her experiences in HIM. She also talked about opportunities for the students to volunteer with PHIMA and network with fellow HIM professionals.

We’re proud of Margie and are proud to support PHIMA and their programs that positively impact the future leaders in HIM!


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.


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.


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.

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.