Case Study: LEAN Engineered EHR Conversion Strategies

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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.

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e4 Webinar: LEAN Engineering Strategies for Successful Healthcare Program Management

e4 Webinar LEAN Engineering Strategies 2018

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.

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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.

e4 Selected by St. Joseph’s Healthcare System to Provide Cerner Millennium® EHR Program Management

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Powered by e4’s LEAN Program Management Tools and e4’s LEAN Engineering Playbook for Cerner Millennium® (Download PDF version)

WEST CHESTER, PA. and PATERSON, NJ August 28, 2017 e4, a leading national provider of healthcare consulting and professional services, announces that it has been selected to provide professional services and support for the implementation of Cerner Millennium® electronic health record in St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, based in Paterson, NJ. This implementation will provide one chart, one record, and one system for patients receiving care within St. Joseph’s, supporting the world-class health organization’s mission, vision and core values.

To optimize the efficiency of the implementation, St. Joseph’s will utilize e4’s LEAN Engineering® software and methods – a constantly-evolving compendium of content, knowledge, and LEAN tools and tactics that accelerate complex programs and eliminate waste to reduce overall expenses. The e4 LEAN Engineering Playbook for Cerner Millennium® has been enhanced through multiple successful Cerner Millennium®, Epic, and Cerner Soarian conversion engagements e4 has driven.

“Our obsession with perfecting the science of program and change management using e4 LEAN Engineering® techniques applies directly to complex Electronic Medical Record projects such as the one St. Joseph’s has undertaken. We will ‘engineer’ the program in a way that reduces overall time and effort using LEAN thinking throughout,” said Niall Doherty, Cofounder and President of e4. “We will also be utilizing our proprietary Program and Change Management and Analytics software (e4caster) to ensure our LEAN Engineering playbooks are comprehensively executed with full transparency and accountability.”

St. Joseph’s is embarking on an era of technology-enabled health care in which patients, their families and the health care team will more easily connect. “Migrating to Cerner Millennium® represents a new milestone as we use digital healthcare technology to transform the delivery of care across the continuum,” said Linda Reed, Chief Information Officer, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System. “We look forward to using e4’s LEAN Engineering tools, tactics and complex change management expertise to achieve our migration and implementation goals to ensure a smooth transition for all employees, patients, caregivers and providers.”

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.

About St. Joseph’s Healthcare System

St. Josephs’ Healthcare System is a world-class hospital and healthcare network supported by leading and renowned physicians, nurses and care teams. The Health System operates a full continuum of care, including a regional tertiary care medical center, a state-designated children’s hospital, an acute care hospital, rehabilitation and long-term facilities, and comprehensive home care. U.S. News & World Report recognized St. Joseph’s as a Best Hospital in the New York Metropolitan Area and amlacong the Top 10 Hospitals in the State of New Jersey for 2016-2017. St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center is a four time recipient of the Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence and was awarded the prestigious 2016 Lantern Award™ by the Emergency Nurses Association, one of only 11 hospitals selected nationwide.

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Michael Weekley
215.584.6754
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e4 Shares LEAN Engineered CDI Strategies at ACDIS

e4 at ACDIS

e4 recently exhibited at ACDIS in Las Vegas. Pictured Center: Darrell Gates; Left to Right: Gina Stewart, Chris Parfitt, Jon Gabster, Mike Weekley, and Tara Rogers.

e4 shared information about their innovative CDI solutions, including their LEAN-Engineered Playbook for CDI Optimization. To learn more, visit e4-services.com#services or contact info@e4-services.com.