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
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nuance Extends Partnership With Hyland Software To Deliver Nuance eCopy ShareScan To Hyland OnBase Customers
Nuance Communications, Inc., recently announced the Company partnered with Hyland Software to enable eCopy ShareScan to scan directly into Hyland Software’s OnBase enterprise content management (ECM) system, enabling healthcare organizations to optimize distributed document capture.
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.
Saint Luke’s Health System Plans For Significant Expansion Of Lexmark’s Perceptive Software Solutions
Lexmark’s Perceptive Software announces a local partnership with Kansas City-based Saint Luke’s Health System, which will expand its investment in Perceptive Software solutions to multiple departments throughout the system of hospitals and clinics.
ibml Achieves #1 Market Share In Western Europe
ibml, a leading provider of production scanning and document capture solutions and services, today announced that infoSource SA has ranked ibml as the 2012 market leader in Western Europe for the high volume production scanner segment. infoSource’s annual report tracks scanner shipments in the EMEA market and showed that ibml achieved the largest market share by revenue for the year ending December 31, 2012.
Clinical Laboratory Partners With A2iA To Address Double-Digit Growth Of Incoming Requisition Forms
A2iA (@A2iA), the worldwide leading developer of cursive handwriting and complex data recognition, and intelligent document classification software, announced today that it has entered into a partnership with a U.S.-based clinical laboratory to automatically locate and lift key data from incoming requisition forms. Implementation Services are also being delivered by A2iA’s Professional Services Team, to ensure the organization meets its aggressive roll-out plan.
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.