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Industry Leaders Join e4 Board of Advisors

e4 Board of Advisors to Provide Strategic Guidance to Fuel Company Growth

WEST CHESTER, PA. — March 2, 2021 — e4 is pleased to announce that Stephen DeCherney, MD, MPH, Adrienne Kirby, PhD, FACHE, and Parris Boyd have joined e4’s newly created Board of Advisors (pictured above from left to right). As e4 has grown to serve more than 300 health systems across the country, these executives will provide strategic guidance and support to help e4 guide their clients through one of the most turbulent times in history.

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“We are thrilled to have these esteemed individuals join e4’s Board of Advisors,” said Niall Doherty, President and Co-Founder, e4. “e4 has grown consistently over the past 15 years. With our clients facing unprecedented challenges, it is critical that we continue to adapt and innovate to support them. The e4 Board of Advisors will be instrumental in providing strategic guidance as we continue to put our clients first and position e4 for the future.”

The e4 Board of Advisors will be instrumental in providing strategic guidance as we continue to put our clients first and position e4 for the future.”

— Niall Doherty, President and Co-Founder, e4

Stephen DeCherney, MD, MPH, is Professor of Medicine and former Professor (Adjunct) of Business in the Kenan-Flagler School of Business, at University of North Carolina. Stephen is board certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism and was named as one of the Best Doctors in America. Earlier in his career, Stephen was the CEO of Health Decisions, Inc., a full-service CRO, and now serves on their Board of Directors. He also served as President, Global CRO at Quintiles Transnational Corporation and was an Independent Director of Theorem Clinical Research Company. Stephen serves on the Board of Pharm-Olam, Vast Therapeutics, and KNOW Bio, LLC, where he also acts as Chief Medical Officer. He is a Trustee of the Christiana Care Health System in Delaware, and was a Trustee of the William Harvey Research Institute, of the Queen Mary Medical College, St Bart’s and the London Hospitals. He was also a Senior Advisor to the London Genetics Company, London, UK, and served as Chair of the University of Delaware Research Foundation. He is an Executive Advisor to Anagenesis Capital Partners and Grant Avenue Partners.

Adrienne Kirby, PhD, FACHE is a health care industry leader with diverse experience as a board member, CEO, President and COO who has transformed and optimized healthcare businesses and achieved market leading growth through strategic partnerships, leadership development, risk reduction and organizational restructuring. Adrienne has led large scale business transformation requiring both strategic and tactical planning across the entire healthcare continuum. Recognized as a seasoned strategic leader who executes from a 360-degree view to build and motivate teams to achieve goals, she possesses a vast understanding of all aspects of health care delivery, consumers, products and market dynamics. A skilled communicator and negotiator with all stakeholders, her ability to foster strong relationships and achieve peak executive performance are the hallmarks of her career.

Parris Boyd is a Principal of The Firmament Group and a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Boyd is responsible for leading the firm’s origination efforts, executing transactions, and advising management teams of the firm’s portfolio companies. Mr. Boyd currently serves on the Board of Directors of Vision Integrated Partners and Destination Pet. Mr. Boyd has been an investor and advisor in a wide range of industries since 2002. Prior to his role at The Firmament Group, Mr. Boyd advised a variety of small businesses on operational restructuring and fundraising and served as an investment professional at GarMark Partners, where he worked with Mr. Smith. As a member of the investment team at GarMark, Mr. Boyd sourced, led and successfully exited several private debt and equity investments in the business services, education and consumer products industries. Previously, Mr. Boyd worked at American Capital, Ltd. in the Leveraged Buyout Group. During his time at American Capital, Mr. Boyd executed and oversaw a portfolio of control equity investments in a wide variety of lower-middle market businesses and industries. Mr. Boyd began his career in Investment Banking at Jackson Securities and Wachovia Securities, where he focused on equity research and advising small businesses on mergers & acquisitions and private placements.

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

About e4:

e4 is a leading national healthcare consulting and professional services company that provides comprehensive service solutions addressing needs around EHR, ERP, Revenue Cycle Management, HIM, and IT. e4 also specializes in complex program and change management, and uses LEAN and proprietary engineered software to maximize outcomes and efficiencies.

Phil Summers Joins e4 to Grow Emerging Enterprise Resource Planning Practice

e4 Expanding ERP Advisory, Planning, and Support Services

WEST CHESTER, PA. — February 8, 2020 — To address the needs in the rapidly evolving healthcare market, e4 has invested significantly in its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) practice. As part of this evolution, e4 is delighted to announce that Phil Summers has joined the company as General Manager of e4’s Business Enterprise Systems practice. Phil will be responsible for the growth and development of e4’s value-based ERP solutions.

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“With many hospitals focusing on the optimization of their Enterprise Resource Planning systems, e4 has expanded our service offerings to better serve our client base,” said Jim Hennessy, CEO, e4. “By adding Phil’s expertise and unique insights, we are now able to bring industry-leading ERP solutions and capabilities to our clients and the market.”

e4 has expanded our services to better serve our client base. By adding Phil’s expertise and unique insights, we are now able to bring industry-leading ERP solutions to our clients and the market.”

— Jim Hennessy, CEO, e4

Phil brings a tremendous amount of experience in meeting clients’ advisory, planning and support services needs for ERP system implementations, optimizations, and upgrade projects. Phil most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Logic Healthcare, a healthcare IT consulting firm, and possesses more than 30 years of experience in healthcare project management, technical development, and business management consulting.

“ERP systems are more relevant today than they ever have been within healthcare facilities.  Attracting and maintaining the highest caliber talent, running the most optimized and efficient supply chain, effectively reporting on the financial health, and integrating with clinical systems are all key components to sustaining growth in today’s healthcare market.  Combining the strength of e4’s consultant network, LEAN-based methodologies, proprietary software solutions, and industry-leading healthcare consulting experience with proven ERP methodologies and seasoned resources, this new service line will enhance e4’s ability to assist our clients nationwide with their ERP needs,” said Phil Summers.

From advisory and implementation to operations and optimization services, e4 can help clients achieve ERP objectives to manage, design, build, and deploy systems that are robust and sustainable for future growth. e4’s ERP project managers and fully-certified, seasoned consultants possess an average of 15 years of experience, and provide functional, technical, and administration experience in multiple modules. These include Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Talent Management, Supply Chain Management, System Administration Management, and Technical Development.

To learn more about e4’s ERP service offerings, visit https://www.e4-services.com/ERP

About e4:

e4 is a leading national healthcare consulting and professional services company that provides comprehensive service solutions addressing needs around EHR, ERP, Revenue Cycle Management, HIM, and IT. e4 also specializes in complex program and change management, and uses LEAN and proprietary engineered software to maximize outcomes and efficiencies.

e4’s Todd Goughnour to Facilitate Webinar: Utilizing Remote Worker Productivity Software to Improve HIM Operations

With the rise of remote work, many organizations are finding themselves in a position where team members are working remotely without adequate tools to monitor staff productivity. As remote working becomes prolonged, productivity tracking and reporting will become even more critical to management and leadership.

Join Todd Goughnour, MBA, RHIA, e4 HIM Practice Director on Friday, Dec. 11 from noon to 1pm EST, as he demonstrates how leading HIM Departments are improving worker productivity with e4sight®, e4’s simple remote worker productivity software. Todd will share use cases on how departments such HIM, Coding, eMPI, ROI, and more can improve operations with enhanced productivity monitoring and reporting.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to identify areas for operational improvement
  • Methods for tracking productivity from both manual and electronic sources
  • Best practices for remote worker productivity monitoring

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5947472107263934721

*For those who can’t attend our live session, we’ll provide a recording.

15 New Hospitals add e4sight® for Remote Worker Productivity Tracking

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Hospitals Using e4sight® for Productivity Gathering, Monitoring, and Reporting

WEST CHESTER, PA. — December 2, 2020 — As the effects of COVID-19 continue to weigh on hospital budgets, healthcare organizations are looking for new and creative ways to improve operations and productivity. e4, a leading national provider of healthcare consulting and professional services, announces that 15 new hospitals have employed e4sight®, e4’s Remote Worker Productivity Tool for HIM and Coding user productivity tracking, optimization and management.

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“With the transition to remote work, organizations have been challenged with how to monitor productivity. Unfortunately, most productivity tools are limited in not being able to digest reports from both manual and electronic sources or compare to defined productivity standards.” said Mike Brensinger, RHIA, CPHQ, Co-Founder of e4. “We built e4sight® as a vendor-agnostic tool that can capture productivity data for any work function to provide one clear picture of an entire department’s productivity”.

“We built e4sight® as a vendor-agnostic tool that can capture productivity data for any work function to provide one clear picture of an entire department’s productivity.”

— Mike Brensinger, RHIA, CPHQ, Co-Founder, e4

At Lehigh Valley Health Network, the Release of Information (ROI) team has been able to use e4sight® to drill down into productivity, adjust and track functions to account for all measurable processes, and identify opportunities for operational improvement. “Prior to using e4sight®, we tracked our HIM ROI productivity on spreadsheets that needed manual intervention to aggregate the data,” said Donna Jurado, RHIA, CRIS, HIM Network Manager, Release of Information. “In using spreadsheets, I found it quite difficult to see trends or across the board changes or needs. With e4sight®, the end users in ROI love it because it is so much easier to enter their volumes and times, and they can also see their own productivity over time. As a manager, there is nothing better than being able to see the production of the team as a whole or broken down by person or task. The available graphs and comparisons have helped me to assess staffing needs and really dive into what is taking up staff time. We are learning to increase efficiencies as a result.”

Other facilities are taking advantage of the versatile nature of e4sight® to improve various areas of their operations. One such hospital has implemented e4sight® for HIM Department productivity tracking, using it to track functions in Prep/Scan/QC, Coding, ROI, CDI and Director/Lead tasks in order to gain better insights and make more effective decisions. Another has employed e4sight® to evaluate the productivity of their eMPI remediation team, and utilized the detailed reports to monitor productivity, make necessary improvements, and move the project forward.

With flexible terms and 1-week installation, e4sight® is a perfect solution for healthcare organizations that need a simple, effective solution installed quickly.

To learn more and to request a complimentary demo of e4sight, visit https://www.e4-services.com/e4sight

About e4:
e4 is a leading national healthcare consulting and professional services company providing IT, Revenue Cycle, Clinical Optimization, HIM, CDI, and Coding solutions. e4 also specializes in complex program and change management, and uses LEAN and proprietary engineered software to maximize outcomes and efficiencies. To learn more, visit https://www.e4-services.com

e4 Named as one of 2020’s “50 Most Trustworthy Companies” in The Silicon Review

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With rapidly evolving market dynamics, impactful regulatory forces and shifting consumer demands, it is more important than ever for healthcare consulting firms to drive value and results for the health systems they serve.

e4 has worked diligently to earn our customers’ trust and become trusted advisors in anticipating and addressing their needs. That’s why e4 is pleased to join other leading companies in being recognized in The Silicon Review’s 50 Most Trustworthy Companies of the Year 2020. The Silicon Review is a prominent online and print community of business & technology executives, including CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, IT VPs and other diverse IT professionals.

Click here to read the full feature on e4 in The Silicon Review, including an interview with Niall Doherty, President and Co-Founder of e4.

e4 has exhibited steady growth over the past 14 years, constantly innovating and developing solutions to serve more than 200 total health systems while maintaining the same ownership and key leadership team, building trust and a reputation for quality work along the way. The greatest driving force in this success is driven by retaining A Player, quality people who deliver results for our customers – many of whom come back to us time and again for solutions.

Interested in learning more about e4? Click here to to learn how our A Player team, innovative culture and visionary leadership contributes to our success.

e4 CEO Jim Hennessy to Co-Facilitate NJ HIMSS Webinar Discussion on Regional HIEs and Interoperability in the age of COVID-19

COVID-19 has dramatically increased the focus on public health.

Join NJ HIMSS on Wednesday, September 23 from noon to 1PM EDT to learn how the pandemic has impacted regional Health Information Exchanges, and the interoperability of them with various healthcare provider stakeholders. Joining the panel discussion will be representatives from the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, OneHealth New Jersey, New Jersey HIIN, and Healthix, the largest public HIE in the nation serving NYC and Long Island.

This webinar is free, however registration is required. Register today: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5907176104470454029

e4 Provides Six New Solution Bots to Assist Hospitals with Operational Improvement and COVID-19 Revenue Protection

Solution Bots Incorporate LEAN Methodology and Research-Based Best Practices to Provide Critical Guidance

WEST CHESTER, PA. — August 28, 2020 — e4 announces that, as part of the e4 rapid and continuous innovations process, it has developed six new Healthcare 2.0 Solution Bots to assist healthcare organizations with operational improvement and COVID-19 revenue protection. With COVID-19 continuing to disrupt healthcare, e4, a leading national provider of healthcare consulting and professional services, has deployed 18 different solutions in just four months to support health systems.

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“We are continuing to see pressure to do more with less, and organizations have been challenged with keeping up with delayed projects and new COVID-19 regulatory initiatives,” said Niall Doherty, Co-Founder and President of e4. “Our rapid and continuous innovations process has enabled us to create, adapt and deploy these 18 different solutions to help our customers adapt to the pace of this change created by COVID-19 – just another necessity of Healthcare 2.0.” 

This round of Solution Bots represents the third release of solutions e4 has brought to the market since May 2020. Now totaling eighteen different offerings, these services have been designed to be quickly deployable to provide immediate assistance to health systems dealing with the impacts of COVID-19. The third round of Bots provide operational improvements for COVID-19 revenue protection, customized remote training, 21st Century Cures Act preparedness and more.

  • COVID-19 Funding: Compliance Oversight and Audit Readiness
  • COVID-19 Recoding
  • Remote and e-Training
  • 21st Century Cures Act – Interoperability & Data Blocking
  • LEAN Supplies Cost Reduction Toolkit
  • e4devices™ – Remote Device Inventory Management Tool

“The organizations that are able to adapt to change quickly and effectively will be successful,” said Doherty.  “By closely studying the healthcare market and incorporating the best practices into our solutions development, we are able to help our clients make this transition more effectively.”

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

About e4:

e4 is a leading national healthcare consulting and professional services company providing IT, Revenue Cycle, Clinical Optimization, HIM, CDI, and Coding solutions. e4 also specializes in complex program and change management, and uses LEAN and proprietary engineered software to maximize outcomes and efficiencies.

e4 Launches Six New Healthcare 2.0 Solution Bots to Drive Healthcare Cost Savings

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Solution Bots Can Be Quickly Deployed to Support COVID-19 Revenue Recovery

WEST CHESTER, PA. — June 26, 2020 — e4, a leading national provider of healthcare consulting and professional services, announces that it has developed six additional LEAN Engineering Healthcare 2.0 Solution Bots to assist healthcare organizations with cost reduction and operational improvement.

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“COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on hospital finances,” said Niall Doherty, Co-Founder and President of e4. “One method for mitigating these losses is the utilization of LEAN tools and tactics to eliminate waste and improve performance. Our latest round of Bots has been designed to specifically target areas in the healthcare system where significant dollars can be realized, while also improving operations.”

In May 2020, e4 announced the launch of six initial Healthcare 2.0 Solution Bots. These simple, self-contained services can be deployed quickly to provide immediate assistance to health systems dealing with the impacts of COVID-19. This second round of Bots incorporates cutting-edge technology and proven best practices to cut costs without negatively impacting operations or patient care.

  • LEAN Engineering Agile Programs – Establish LEAP 1
  • e4devices™ – Inventory Management Tool
  • LEAN Supplies Cost Reduction Toolkit
  • Coding and Auditing Value-Added Package
  • Text to Reschedule
  • Text to Pay – Mobile Payment Solution

“The pressure to find cost savings is increasing for every healthcare organization,” said Doherty.  “We recognize our role as a solution provider to the healthcare market, and our team is working tirelessly to provide services that have a rapid bottom line impact for our clients. We truly believe it can always be better, LEANER, faster, simpler and more innovative – and these Solution Bots can be employed to prove it.”

To learn more, visit e4-services.com/bots

About e4:

e4 is a leading national healthcare consulting and professional services company providing IT, Revenue Cycle, Clinical Optimization, HIM, CDI, and Coding solutions. e4 also specializes in complex program and change management, and uses LEAN and proprietary engineered software to maximize outcomes and efficiencies.

e4’s Joseph Paulus Elected by Membership for the role of President Elect with the South Carolina Chapter of HIMSS

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e4 is proud to announce that Joseph J. Paulus, MBA, CRCR, e4 Director of Business Development, has been elected by the South Carolina HIMSS Membership to become President Elect of the Chapter.

The South Carolina Chapter of HIMSS Board recently shared the results of their 2020 Chapter election, also announcing that Abby Swanson Kazley, PhD has won the nomination for Chapter Treasurer.

A member of the South Carolina Chapter of HIMSS Board of Directors since 2018, Joseph is Chair of the Communications Committee. Responsibilities and successes include the deployment of a new chapter website, the creation of a detailed yearly calendar of all communication initiatives, overall management of four social media channels, facilitation of mass email reach outs to the chapter members, and various other very important tasks.

Joseph has been with e4 since 2016, primarily focusing on healthcare IT solutions business development in the Southeastern United States.

Please join us in congratulating Joseph on this tremendous accomplishment!

e4 Health, Help, and Hurry Initiative Helps Hospitals Dealing with COVID-19 Business Impacts Adapt to the New Healthcare 2.0

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WEST CHESTER, PA. — May 13, 2020 — e4, a leading national provider of healthcare consulting and professional services, announces that it has developed six new LEAN Engineering Healthcare 2.0 Solution Bots to assist healthcare organizations, as part of its “Health, Help and Hurry” initiative.

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“COVID-19 has changed healthcare as we know it – forever,” said Niall Doherty, Co-Founder and President of e4. “Where regulatory initiatives such as HIPAA, the Affordable Care Act and MACRA provided lengthy, dedicated timelines for implementation and adoption, COVID-19 has pushed healthcare organizations forward into an environment of perpetual change, with timelines that need to be met within days. With dozens of clients on the frontlines of the pandemic, e4 has had a front seat view into how the pandemic has disrupted the entire healthcare ecosystem, and we quickly mobilized a support plan, called Health, Help and Hurry.”

First, e4 focused on health, for e4 employees and client communities. e4 launched an employee help drive, jumpstarting a factory to produce masks, and distributing masks, PPE, critical supplies and meals to hospitals across the country. Next, e4 provided help, facilitating a series of educational webinars that highlighted valuable insights from frontline Clinical, IT, Revenue Cycle and HIM experts. The series helped connect hundreds of healthcare providers with timely, relevant information and shareable best practices.

Then, e4 began to hurry – as in the rapid development of new, market-driven solutions that can be delivered within days. Where traditional services can take months – or even years – to develop, six brand new solutions were developed within weeks. These Solution Bots are simple, self-contained, and can be deployed quickly to provide immediate assistance to health systems dealing with the impacts of COVID-19.

“We’ve spent 15 years listening carefully and watching the healthcare market evolve, and we can clearly see that change is now happening at an unprecedented level of speed and scale,” said Doherty.  “With Health, Help and Hurry as our guiding principles, we built our first six Solution Bots to address market needs for what we see as Healthcare 2.0, where change is perpetual and rapid innovation is the key. We have six launched now and the next six are lining up, and we expect this pace to continue as the new reality of Healthcare 2.0.”

e4sight™ Remote Worker Productivity Tool ● Telehealth Optimization ● Telehelp Patient Help Desk ● Rapid (<1 Day) Process Improvement Work Sessions ● COVID-19 Rapid Reporting ● Physician Practice Reconfiguration

To learn more, visit www.e4-services.com/bots.