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.
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.
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
WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES
ECM Solutions Solve Healthcare Challenges In Both Patient Records And Finance Oklahoma Surgical Hospital is a surgical specialty hospital that started out as strictly orthopedic surgery and recently expanded to all surgeries.
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%.
eCopy And The Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act (HIPAA)
eCopy’s products make it easy to incorporate paper-based patient information into various electronic medical records (EMR) systems. During this information capture and electronic fi ling process, CEs must implement safeguards to ensure that privacy is maintained at all times.
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.
South Carolina Healthcare System Implements Automation Technology Solution And Realizes AP Efficiencies
A software automation initiative at AnMed Health, an Upstate South Carolina healthcare organization, has led to effi ciency gains, the ability to rapidly retrieve and share invoices electronically, improved vendor service and decreased paper storage needs within the accounts payable department. By KeyMark, Inc.
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.
QAI Streamlines The Process Of Maxim Health Systems With A2iA FieldReader
The wide variety of handwriting, which appeared on each form, was slowing down Maxim Health Systems’ ability to process the forms in a timely manner. In the past, patient consent forms were processed with manual data-entry -- a process that was tedious, time-consuming and unreliable.
A Document Imaging Upgrade Aids In EMR Transition, Eliminates Staffing Concerns In this case study, a document imaging hardware upgrade enables Memorial Hermann Healthcare System to reap the benefits of scanning inpatient records into its EMR – without feeling the strain of significantly higher document volumes and without hiring additional staff.
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.
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.
5 Places In Your Hospital Where Enterprise Content Management Can Help
Although technology continues to improve how healthcare organizations share information both within and outside their own walls, providing the right information at the right time to the right people is still often difficult.
You Can Enhance Patient Care By Automating Paper-Based Processes
Discover how St John Health Systems, one of the largest and most respected healthcare providers in Oklahoma, was able to automate and streamline its manual, paper based processes to better manage costs and drive improved patient care.
Archive Management Systems Deploys ibml Production Scanning And Document Capture Solution
ibml announced recently that Archive Management Systems (AMS), a leading records management services provider to financial, government, healthcare, legal and nonprofit organizations in the United Kingdom, deployed a production scanning and document capture solution incorporating ibml's SoftTrac Capture Suite software and ImageTrac scanner.
Facing Declining Reimbursements And Growing Financial Pressures, Hospitals Turn To GHX NuVia Content Management Solution To Drive Out $121M In Supply Chain Costs
The healthcare industry has driven over $121M in costs out of the supply chain through the NuViaSM Content Management Solution since January 2010 when GHX began its “5 in 5” pledge to take $5B out of the cost of healthcare in five years.
ImageSoft Sets OnBase Reseller Record; Earns Highest Honors From Hyland Software As Platinum Partner And Diamond Support Status
Capping another successful year during which it achieved record sales and earnings, the Southfield, Mich.-based ImageSoft, Inc., learned that it has once again earned top honors as a Platinum Partner reseller of Hyland Software’s OnBase document management solution and achieved Diamond status for customer support.
OnQ Research Selects Merge eClinical OS™ For Electronic Data Capture
Merge Healthcare Incorporated (Nasdaq: MRGE), a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that seek to transform healthcare, today announced that OnQ Research Pty Ltd, a South African based full-service Clinical Research Organization (CRO), has selected Merge's eClinical OS™ solution for electronic data capture (EDC) to expand their in-house data management service offering.
Snowbound Software Supports VirtualViewer HTML5 Integration With Alfresco
Snowbound Software, the market leader in document viewing technology, recently announced it is now supporting VirtualViewer HTML5 integration for Alfresco’s collaborative content management system, Alfresco Share.
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.