Brainware Globalbrain More than a decade ago, a group of scientists with advanced degrees in physics, mathematics and chaos theory set their sights on the mountains of unstructured data they saw being produced and reproduced by enterprises around the world.
The eCopy® Healthcare Solution Pack
Designed to help healthcare professionals cost-effectively transition to electronic medical records, eCopy Healthcare Solution Pack reduces the cost and overhead of scanning medical records, improves the quality of care with faster access to patient information, and provides secure and easy access to clinical and administrative information originating on paper
Equitrac Office® for Healthcare
Providing quality healthcare in an environment of legislativereform, tightening budgets and increasing costs—all the while ensuring confi dentiality of patient protected health information—is a challenge for the modern healthcare provider.
WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES
DocumentReader Displaces Underperforming Technology At Heathcare BPO
A leading business process outsourcing firm (BPO) that focuses on the healthcare space contacted A2iA regarding the automatic routing, or indexing, of medical documents, including handwritten physicians’ notes, clinical documentation, and complex requisition forms. Although the BPO was already utilizing a classification engine, they were not satisfied with its performance.
Diagnostic Testing Organization Modernizes Operations With DocumentReader
Initiated by the customer’s C-Suite as part of a five-year savings plan, the organization looked to modernize operations within its primary business unit and to automate its paper-based processes. The chosen solution was required to provide value with respect to shortened processing times and increased efficiencies, but also by delivering an ROI.
Processing H1N1 Flu Vaccine Forms
Millions of H1N1 swine flu vaccines became available during the Fall of 2009, and while many contemplated whether or not to get the vaccine, government health officials had a different issue on their hands -- what to do with the millions of pages of healthcare forms that piled up once the shot became available.
Adoption Of Digital Records In The Health Care Industry
Utilization of electronic record keeping systems is becoming increasingly predominant within the healthcare industry due to a wide range of benefits, ultimately resulting in improved quality of care and patient safety, not to mention controlled costs and time savings for healthcare providers.
DocumentReader Displaces Underperforming Technology At Healthcare BPO
A2iA is the worldwide leading developer of cursive handwriting and machine-printed text recognition, and intelligent document classification software. With a focus on research and development, all technology is built in-house without the use of third- party engines, allowing for customization and complete control over its capabilities.
A 15-Minute Guide To Best Practices In Multichannel Correspondence Management
As a business professional, you know time is a precious commodity. You constantly need to distill new concepts, evaluate options, and implement complex strategies to reach current and potential customers. When you need information, you want it in a form that can be assimilated quickly—forget the mind-numbing detail and get to the point.
Children’s Hospital Foundation Uses Intranet As An Information Portal And Hub For Collaboration
I recently sat down with Children's Hospital Foundation's Associate Director of Online Information Systems, Ken Fonzi, to discuss their unique communication and collaboration challenges. Here's a summary of what he had to say.
Managing Healthcare Data Within The Ecosystem While Reducing IT Costs And Complexities
At the 2011 conference, EMC's team of healthcare solution specialists spoke with several vendors and conferees and asked one question: "What is the best way to reduce costs and complexity in a healthcare IT infrastructure?" The overwhelming answer was to enable a cloud environment for patient data and to find a solution for managing so-called "big data."
Cabrini Health Experiences Improved Operational Efficiency And Other Significant Benefits With triCerat
Cabrini Health is a not-for-profit Catholic healthcare service with 3,800 employees and over 700 beds comprising of two acute care hospitals, a palliative care service, rehabilitation hospital, residential care facility, and pharmacy department.
EHR Use Saves $2.5M Annually Through Improved Efficiency, Patient Outcomes, And MU Achievements At Spectrum Health
Healthcare providers are adopting integrated enterprise applications to increase efficiency in care delivery, give clinicians access to a patient’s full health record, improve outcomes and reduce costs. Spectrum Health System is a good example, now providing a patient’s complete electronic legal health record within 3 days of discharge, and reducing labor costs by over $2.5M annually. Plus, Spectrum’s ROI has been documented to be less than 1 year, and its 5-year ROI is estimated at over 860%.
Saving Big In Healthcare With Modular ECM
Not one to rest on there laurels, Bronson Healthcare Group (BHG) has adopted a systemwide platform for enterprise content management (ECM). The ECM solution complements clinical applications in multiple departments with dozens of automated workflows to improve business operations and patient service.
Illinois National Bank Reduces Costs, Achieves A Competitive Advantage With ibml Scanning And Document Capture Solution
Lockbox processing remains a lucrative business for financial institutions, representing billions of dollars annually in fees and interest income, plus revenues from ancillary bank treasury services. It also is a critical differentiator in a financial institution’s ability to win and retain corporate clients.
CipherPoint Announces Data Security Solutions Suite For Healthcare Organizations
CipherPoint, a data security provider for on-premises and cloud file sharing and collaboration systems, recently announced CipherPoint Eclipse for Healthcare, a new set of products designed to secure patient information and other sensitive data in Microsoft SharePoint.
Orbograph Announces New Business Partnership With Healthcare Revenue Strategies (HRS)
Orbograph, a premier supplier of recognition solutions for the U.S. check processing market as well as end-to-end electronic payment solutions for healthcare revenue cycle management, announced recently that Healthcare Revenue Strategies, LLC (HRS) will utilize the Orbograph P2Post solution to convert explanation of benefits (EOBs) and utilize industry standard EDI 835 output to supplement its denial management platform RemitWeb Online.
Infor Healthcare Helps Boost Patient And Provider Matching Accuracy With NextGate Integration
Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced the availability of Infor Cloverleaf with NextGate, a leading provider of Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) and identity management solutions.
Westbrook Technologies Announces Strategic Partnership With Simplicity EMR/EHR
Westbrook Technologies, developer of Fortis and FortisBlue enterprise management software, recently announces a strategic partnership with Simplicity, providers of web-based Electronic Medical Record (EMR/EHR) solutions.
EMC Announces Documentum And Certified Solution Program Updates
EMC has announced new additions to their Documentum product line targeting customers in the Energy, Life Sciences and Healthcare industries. Based on the Documentum Enterprise Content Management (ECM) platform, these solutions help customers address mission-critical information management challenges by improving efficiency, productivity and reliability.
About Nutrient Removal
Nutrient removal from wastewater consists of treating wastewater to remove nitrogen and phosphorus before it reenters natural waterways. High levels of nitrogen and phosphorus in wastewater cause eutrophication, a process where excess nutrients stimulate excessive plant growth such as algal blooms and cyanobacteria. The decomposition of the algae by bacteria uses up the oxygen in the water causing other organisms to die. This creates more organic matter for the bacteria to decompose. In addition, some algal blooms can produce toxins that contaminate drinking water supplies.
As authorized by the Clean Water Act, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program regulates point sources, such as municipal wastewater treatment plants, that discharge pollutants as effluent into the waters of the United States. In recent years, many of the States’ environmental bodies have lowered nutrient limits to arrest eutrophication. Maryland’s effort to protect the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries is perhaps the most notable example of nutrient removal in the US. Nutrient removal continues to be a growing area of focus for wastewater treatment throughout the world.
The removal of nitrogen and phosphorus require different nutrient removal processes. To remove nitrogen, the nitrogen is oxidized from ammonia to become nitrate through a process called nitrification. This process is then followed by denitrification where the nitrate is reduced to nitrogen gas which is released to the atmosphere and removed from the wastewater.
Nitrification is a two-step aerobic process which typically takes place in aeration tanks. Denitrification requires anoxic conditions to encourage the appropriate biological conditions to form. The activated sludge process is often used to reduce nitrate to nitrogen gas in anoxic or denitrification tanks.
Phosphorus can be removed biologically using polyphosphate accumulating organisms (PAOs) which accumulate large quantities of phosphorus within their cells and separate it from treated water. Phosphorus removal can also be achieved by chemical removal. Once removed as sludge, phosphorus may be stored in a land fill. However, many municipalities and treatment facilities are looking to resell the biosolids for use in fertilizer.