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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Global Lending Services, LLC Partners With KeyMark Inc. To Implement A Hosted Document Management And Workflow Solution
Global Lending Services, LLC has selected KeyMark Inc., an award-winning document management solution provider, to implement a hosted document management and workflow solution.
ImageSoft Releases White Paper On Judging In A Paper-On-Demand Court
ImageSoft, Inc., recently released a white paper which examines the business case for a paper-on-demand court and describes how an electronic court system will impact judges and their courts.
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.
OPEX Corporation Recognizes MAVRO Imaging As Reseller Of The Year For 2013
MAVRO Imaging, a proven leader in implementing One-Touch processing to eliminate presorting and multiple handling of documents, was named by OPEX Corporation, a global technology leader in document imaging and high-speed mail center automation, as its top reseller for 2012 -2013.
Trinitas Regional Medical Center Partners With EDCO To Begin Scanning Medical Records
Trinitas Regional Medical Center, a 531 bed hospital in Elizabeth, New Jersey recently executed an agreement with EDCO Health Information Solutions to implement Solarity technology and indexing services for medical records scanned at patient discharge.
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.