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
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
Optimizing The Journey To The Healthcare Cloud
Cost, scalability, and flexibility are reasons for Healthcare organzitaions to move applications to the cloud. In general, cloud adoption has been embraced due to the compelling business benefits that can be achieved.
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.
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."
EMC Solutions For Healthcare Providers
This white paper looks at how enterprise content management can unite information systems and business processes so hospitals can enhance patient care with immediate access to digitized patient information; reduce revenue and TCO; and lower risk and liability while strengthening compliance.
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.
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.
Konica Minolta And Hyland Software Announce Strategic Alliance
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) and Hyland Software, Inc. (Hyland) announced a strategic alliance to provide a seamless solution that integrates Hyland’s OnBase enterprise content management (ECM) software with Konica Minolta’s bizhub product line.
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.
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.
TCB Consulting And SOAP Team To Offer Coding Services And CDI/CAC Systems
SOAP and TCB Consulting have looked closely at ways to help with the transition to ICD-10, to help with “doing more with less” in HIM including better approaches to data capture, deficiencies, coding, clinical documentation improvement and HIM operations overall.
CheckALT Deployment Of Orbograph Automation For RDC Streamlines Remote Deposit Capture
Orbograph, a premier supplier of recognition solutions for the U.S. check processing market as well as electronic/paper automation solutions in healthcare revenue cycle management (RCM), announced recently that it has launched its new customer actualization video series with its first client testimonial highlighting the extensive use of Automation for RDC by CheckALT.
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.