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.
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
WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Illinois National Bank Reduces Costs, Achieves A Competitive Advantage With Scanning And Document Capture Solution
Since deploying the ibml scanning and document capture solution in 2009, Illinois National Bank has reduced its full-page scanning and processing costs, won new business in the lucrative healthcare and government markets, and grown its scanning and data capture revenues from existing customers. Illinois National Bank is using two ImageTrac® high-speed scanners powered by ibml’s SoftTrac® Capture Suite software. The bank keeps a third ImageTrac scanner at its disaster recovery site.
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.
Panasonic Announces Customizable KV-SS1100 Network Scanning Solution
Panasonic, a leading provider of document management and imaging solutions, announced recently its new KV-SS1100 network scanning solution.
Lexmark Acquires Acuo Technologies
Lexmark International, Inc recently announced the acquisition of Acuo Technologies, LLC, a recognized leader in high performance software and services for clinical content management, data migration and vendor neutral archives (VNA), for a cash purchase price of approximately $45M.
Kodak To Provide Satori Solutions’ Customers With Document Capture Technology To Drive More Effective Enterprise Business Processes
Kodak’s Document Imaging business has entered into a strategic reseller agreement with Satori Solutions, LLC, which allows the Colorado-based company to provide KODAK Capture Software, Hardware and Solutions with its fax, image and document management solutions.
All My Papers Signs Reseller Agreement With Orbograph
All My Papers (AMP), a developer and distributor of software products that address critical interoperability and data integrity issues for check image exchange recently announced a reseller agreement with Orbograph, a leading supplier of recognition solutions for the U.S. check processing market. Orbograph’s Automation
Services for RDC with industry-leading CAR/LAR are now seamlessly integrated into All My Checks, a Windows
software application for converting scanned mixed business documents (such as checks, invoices, contracts) into check image cash letter files (ICL/X9.37/UCD) for Remote Deposit Capture (RDC).
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.