Intellis Becomes an e4 Company

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Today, the leadership of e4 is pleased to announce that Intellis is now an e4 company. The combination of e4 and Intellis creates the nation’s leading HIM and coding solutions provider, with a twenty-year history of partnering with hundreds of organizations across the healthcare ecosystem. The management teams of both companies will continue with the business, and e4’s Jim Hennessy will serve as CEO of the combined company.

Firmament Facilitates Merger of e4 and Intellis, Forming Healthcare RCM and IT Industry Leader 

NEW YORK, September 27, 2022 | Firmament, a leading provider of structured equity capital solutions to small- and medium-sized enterprises, announced today a majority growth equity investment into e4 Services (“e4” or the “Company”) in support of its merger with Intellis. e4 provides healthcare consulting and professional services to hospitals and healthcare systems across the United States, specializing in revenue cycle management (RCM) and information technology (IT) services, including health information management (HIM), coding, clinical documentation integrity (CDI), and complex project management. Intellis provides HIM, coding, CDI, and auditing services to U.S. hospitals and healthcare systems. Post-transaction, Intellis will be rebranded to “Intellis, an e4 company.”

The combination of the two companies creates the nation’s leading provider of HIM and coding solutions, with a twenty-year history of partnering with hundreds of organizations across the healthcare ecosystem. The management teams of both companies will continue with the business, and e4’s Jim Hennessy will serve as CEO of the combined company.  

Hennessy commented, “The merger of e4 and Intellis creates a unique industry leader within the HIM, coding, and healthcare IT verticals. Like e4, Intellis has a long history of placing customer satisfaction above all else. We could not be happier to merge with such a reputable organization that shares our same values, and we look forward to accelerated growth together.” Hennessy also commented on e4’s partnership with Firmament stating, “We have been partners with Firmament for over two years and are pleased to deepen our relationship together. Their team has proven to have not only a strong understanding of the healthcare industry but also a genuine desire to work closely with us to achieve our goals and grow our business.”

Intellis co-founder David Van Doren added, “The combination of e4 and Intellis creates a holistic service provider to healthcare systems across the country, delivering a one-stop shop to healthcare executives looking to improve their HIM, coding, and IT functions and infrastructure. We have known the e4 team for years and are already comfortable working as a team to optimize customer experiences and accelerate our growth trajectory.”

Green Campbell, Vice President at Firmament stated, “Healthcare providers across the country are battling tightening labor markets and rising wages, making hiring and maintaining internal staff increasingly difficult. e4 and Intellis provide healthcare experts with a proven track record of delivering exceptional results to some of the country’s largest healthcare systems. Both the e4 and Intellis founders and management teams have built outstanding businesses, and we are excited to partner with them as they enter their next phase of growth.” 

Parris Boyd, Partner at Firmament added, “Both e4 and Intellis have established themselves as leading service providers to mission-critical parts of the healthcare industry. We are proud to continue our relationship with e4 and to establish a new partnership with Intellis.” 

About e4

e4 (www.e4-services.com) provides healthcare consulting and professional services to hospitals and healthcare systems across the United States, specializing in revenue cycle management and information technology services, including health information management, coding, clinical documentation integrity, and complex project management.

About Intellis

Intellis (www.intellisiq.com) provides coding, health information management, clinical documentation integrity, and auditing services to U.S.-based hospitals and healthcare systems. 

About Firmament

Firmament (www.firmament.com) provides structured equity capital solutions to small- and medium-sized enterprises. Firmament is a value-added partner to entrepreneurs, management teams, and business owners and curates solutions by deploying versatile capital in a user-friendly way. Firmament concentrates on software and services businesses with significant scaling potential in the healthcare, logistics, wellness, and environmental sectors. With offices across the United States and in the United Kingdom, Firmament is focused on turning small business into big business.

Listen Now: e4’s Jim Hennessy Cohosts New Jersey HIMSS CMIO Podcast with Angela Yochem of Novant Health

The New Jersey HIMSS Digital Transformation podcast series continues as we have another in-depth discussion with a national leader on the topic. This episode’s guest is Angela Yochem, Chief Transformation and Digital Officer at Novant Health and Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of Novant Health Enterprises. 

Join your NJ HIMSS host, Jim Hennessy, CEO e4 Services, as he talks with Angela about the digital transformation journey at Novant, including their application of data analytics to drive changes in the patient experience and levels of care.

This New Jersey HIMSS CMIO podcast series explores digital technology trends, approaches, challenges and keys to success with leading Chief Medical Information Officers and technology experts. Click below to listen to the podcast and learn more about NJ HIMSS at https://members.njhimss.org.

Customer Story Series: Comply Assistant – HICP New Jersey HIMSS

This is the next episode of our Customer Story podcast series with Gerry Blass, President, and CEO of Comply-Assistant. Join your host Mike Fortino, NJ HIMSS board member and GalaxE.Solutions Account Executive as he and Gerry discuss Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices, HICP. Managing Threats and Protecting Patients – HICP was developed to raise awareness, provide vetted cybersecurity practices, and move organizations towards consistency in mitigating the most pertinent cybersecurity threats. This is a must listen episode!
  1. Customer Story Series: Comply Assistant – HICP
  2. Customer Story Series – Zebra Technologies & MedStar Health
  3. NJ HIMSS CMIO Series – Angela Yochem of Novant Health – Innovative Digital Transformation Leadership
  4. Change Management: Interrelations of Information Technology, IS Applications, and Clinical Operations
  5. Change Management: Process Development & Implementation

e4 to Present Free NARUG Lunch and Learn: Strategies for Achieving a Successful Independent Cerner Millennium Code Upgrade

Join co-hosts Rich Amelio, Information Technology Practice Director, and Kevin McShane, Senior Consultant, Friday, as they discuss strategies for achieving a successful independent Cerner Millennium code upgrade. Taking place February 25th, 2022 from 12:00 to 1:00 (US/Eastern), this presentation is being facilitated by the North Atlantic Regional User Group (NARUG), a CernerUsers Independent Cerner Community.

Learn how to achieve a successful code upgrade that reduces costs and reduces potential go-live issues. The components of this plan include integration architect support services, upgrade plan development and management, package management, testing events facilitation, issues management, and application subject matter expert support.

Attendees Will Learn:  

  • Pre-planning considerations to ensure success
  • The key differences in an independent code upgrade, and how to account for them
  • How to develop and properly execute the upgrade strategy

Register today: https://cernerusers.workoutloud.com/Event/narug-lunch-and-learn-strategies-for-achieving-a-successful-independent-cerner-millennium-code-upgrade

Listen Now: e4’s Jim Hennessy Cohosts New Jersey HIMSS CMIO Podcast on Digital Transformation

Join co-hosts Jim Hennessy, e4 Services CEO and NJ HIMSS Board Member, and Dr. Kennedy Ganti, President of NJ HIMSS Board and NJ Medical Society Board, as they discuss digital transformation in healthcare with Dr. Wayne Fellmeth, CMIO of Hunterdon Health, and Dr. Gregory Herman, CMIO of Inspira Health Network.

This New Jersey HIMSS CMIO podcast series explores digital technology trends, approaches, challenges and keys to success with leading Chief Medical Information Officers and technology experts.

Click below to listen to the podcast, and learn more about NJ HIMSS at https://members.njhimss.org.

e4’s Gina Stewart to Present: Collaboration Between Coding and CDI: Maximizing Opportunities within the Second Level Review Process

Join us on Nov. 19 from 12pm to 1pm EST for an engaging discussion on collaboration between coding and CDI! Gina Stewart, MBA, BSN, RN, CCS, CCDS, Senior Consultant and Practice Director, CDI and Coding, will discuss the various second level review processes (PSI/Quality, Mortalities, HCC/Risk Adjustment, etc.) that we have worked with over the years.

Attendees will receive 1 AHIMA-approved CEU credit (Core Educational Content Area: Evolving Topics).

Attendees will learn:

  • Understanding of the shift from Fee for Service to Value Based Care in healthcare.
  • The importance of collaboration between Coding and CDI.
  • Examples of second level reviews that can maximize revenue opportunities.
  • The unique considerations around the second level review process and what a successful approach entails.

Click here to register today!

This program has been approved for continuing education unit(s) (CEUs) for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting of Approved CEUs from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program provider

e4 Clients Leverage Flexible “Safety Net” Staffing Support Agreements

Many e4 customers have been reaching out due to internal COVID-19 vaccine mandates that are being issued at their organizations and the potential of loss of staff due to these policies.

These customers have signed agreements with e4 to be a “safety net” for them, should they encounter the need for onsite or remote resources. e4 is here to help and would welcome the opportunity to assist you, with no obligation or minimum requirements to use any services from us.

Contact e4 today to learn more.

e4 Webinar to Highlight Organizational MRN Duplicate Rate Management Strategies

Organizational duplicate management is a patient identity issue impacting delivery of patient care and contributing to administrative inefficiencies and costing healthcare facilities in denied claims and lost revenue. Our expert speakers will share approaches for effective duplicate management.

Session Speakers:

  • Brenda Taylor, MS, RHIA, CCS, Assistant Vice President HIM & Revenue Integrity, Loma Linda University Health
  • Kimberly Warren, Director, HIM Informatics, Loma Linda University Health
  • Martha Onate, Revenue Cycle Informatics and Identity Manager, Loma Linda University Health
  • Lynn Farmer, RHIA, CHPS, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P, Director, Health Information Management, Northern Regional Hospital
  • Todd Goughnour, MBA, RHIA, HIM Practice Director, e4

Click here to register.

e4’s Todd Goughnour Featured in For The Record Magazine Cover Article: ‘Mastering the Patient Index’

As patient matching challenges continue to impact health systems across the country, innovative strategies are being developed to combat the issue.

Todd Goughnour, e4’s HIM Practice Director recently provided his MPI management insights to For The Record, a leading health information industry publication, for ‘Mastering the Patient Index’, the cover story of the July/August issue. Check out the article here: https://www.fortherecordmag.com/archives/JA21p12.shtml

Click here to learn more about e4’s eMPI Remediation and eMPI Management solutions.

5 Document Management Transitioning Tips​ from e4

Even the most prepared organizations can encounter document queue backlogs. Through e4’s extensive work providing document management support, we have compiled the following document management transitioning tips.

Tips

AI Software Takes Time to Learn – Plan Accordingly

AI software takes time to refine itself to the formats in and outside of your health network. Organizations should have a plan in place (including third party support resources) at go-live to avoid backlogs.​​

Survey + Simplify = Success

Are you adding new facilities to your system? Have you done assessments for each office? Have you looked at processes, workflows, and volumes? While sometimes overlooked, these surveys are critically important to understanding each site’s level of preparedness.

Standardization is Critical

Dedicate a team to a standard workflow. Utilizing a crosswalk or standard workflow/forms guide will help to unify each group on common workflows and policies, reducing errors and end user frustration.

Be Prepared with Backup Support

Be prepared with a team (internal or third party) that can be “at the ready” in case volumes escalate beyond anticipated numbers. This will help your staff focus on core business needs, such as patient care and system adoption.​

Adopt Adequate Training Methods

Trickle down training can ensure efficient training methods are shared among your work teams. Qualified, trained leaders can gather needed data and help determine if teams are adequately prepared. These leaders can also facilitate strategic communications and ensure dissemination and adoption of educational tools and policies.​


Expect the unexpected. The best plan is to be ready for anything. e4’s team of experienced remediation consultants can be instantly deployed to bring your backlog down to desired levels. e4 analysts are versed in all major EMRs, and can provide full scanning, indexing, routing, verification, and abstraction services. e4 can also provide training and education support to your team to ensure effective document management strategies are adopted across your Enterprise. Contact e4 today to learn more.

e4 Enhances eMPI Ongoing Maintenance Solution to Address Rise in Duplicate Medical Records

e4 Leverages Leading Software and Proven Methodology to Eliminate Duplicate Medical Records Once and For All

WEST CHESTER, PA. — April 8, 2021 — e4 announces the enhancement of its eMPI Ongoing Maintenance services, e4’s cost-effective, outsourced eMPI remediation solution. e4 provides eMPI remediation and data governance support as an ongoing managed service, helping clients maintain data integrity and ensure a clean, accurate eMPI.

Click to view this news release on EIN Presswire.

As patient volumes from COVID-19 tests and vaccinations have risen, many health systems across the country have encountered a significant increase in duplicate medical records. e4 has advanced their eMPI methodology to address these potential duplicate medical records with a seamless, cost-effective process that identifies the true scope of duplicates and quickly remediates those records to ensure patient care is not affected.

Our eMPI Ongoing Maintenance solution not only reduces the number of costly, problematic duplicate medical records, but it also helps to free up hospital staff to focus on more valuable, mission-critical initiatives.”

— Todd Goughnour, RHIA, MBA, HIM Practice Director, e4

“Maintaining an accurate eMPI is critical to supporting quality delivery of care and ensuring data integrity,” said Todd Goughnour, RHIA, MBA, HIM Practice Director at e4. “Our eMPI Ongoing Maintenance solution not only reduces the number of costly, problematic duplicate medical records, but it also helps to free up hospital staff to focus on more valuable, mission-critical initiatives. Our clients also have the assurance of a clean eMPI and an effective data governance strategy.”

e4 partners with NextGate, healthcare’s leading EMPI provider for more than two decades, to help healthcare organizations overcome the dangerous and costly inefficiencies that result from duplicate medical records and patient identification errors.

“e4 complements our best-in-class EMPI to give providers an all-encompassing and practical solution for eliminating duplicates and ensuring data integrity,” said Norm Carnick, Manager of Alliances for NextGate. “e4’s achievement as a preferred partner is a testament to their superior product support for EMPI deployments and demonstrated level of commitment to quality in serving our customers.”

To learn more, visit https://www.e4-services.com/ongoingmaintenanceservices