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
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."
Roadmap To Paper-Free Accounts Payable At Hospitals Healthcare is a rapidly evolving industry that it is facing the challenge of remaining profitable and efficient while still prioritizing patient care. By AnyDoc Software
Processing H1N1 Flu Vaccine Forms
The availability of over 100 million vaccines created a serious and urgent need for states, municipalities and the private sector to immediately develop a clear strategy to effectively capture vital personal and healthcare-related information. By A2iA
White Paper: Automate The Data Capture & Indexing Of Explanation Of Benefits (EOB)
In the healthcare industry, payors face challenges when it comes to streamlining revenue cycle management and adhering to the timely needs of physicians and patients. Documents like Explanation of Benefits (EOB) present a great challenge and typically cause backlogs due to their complexity, leading to money and resources spent with little return. By A2iA Corporation
Automate The Data Capture & Indexing Of Explanation Of Benefits (EOB)
In the healthcare industry, payers face challenges when it comes to streamlining revenue cycle management and adhering to the timely needs of physicians and patients. Documents like Explanation of Benefits (EOB) present a great challenge and typically cause backlogs due to their complexity, leading to money and resources spent with little return. By A2iA Corporation
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.
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.
Paperless Document Routing Improves AR Process Efficiency At Lawson Software Lawson provides business application software and consulting services to organizations in healthcare, retail, government and education, banking and insurance and other markets. Lawson software suites include enterprise performance management, distribution, financials, human capital management, procurement, retail operations and service process optimization. By Perceptive Software
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.
Are Your Forms Costing You? HSC, also known as the Hospital for Sick Children, is like most healthcare organizations feeling a strong push to go electronic. The hospital selected an EHR solution from HMS to address these initiatives in the clinical setting, however HSC had already identified another paper-laden challenge to address — preprinted forms.
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%.
Piedmont Healthcare To Deploy Perceptive Software Enterprise-Wide
Perceptive Software, creator of process and content management products and solutions, announces that Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare will deploy Perceptive Software solutions throughout the health system’s five hospitals and 45 physicians’ offices and clinics, in order to bring key content such as scanned insurance cards, digital photographs, physicians notes, etc., directly into Piedmont Healthcare’s Epic Electronic Medical Record System.
Hyland Software’s R4 ACERT Perinatal Reporting System Receives Meaningful Use Certification
In order to achieve better quality patient care, healthcare organizations are investing in proven technology solutions that will help them reach Meaningful Use and Accountable Care standards. To do this, they look for certified technology solutions that will help them reach their goals. Hyland Software has extended its Meaningful Use certification of its OnBase enterprise content management (ECM) solution to include the R4 ACERT Perinatal Reporting System.
BancTec Announces Acquisition Of GTESS Claims Processing Business To Strengthen Healthcare Services
BancTec, a global leader in business process outsourcing (BPO) for financial transaction automation and document management, today announced that it has acquired certain assets of GTESS, a provider of claims pre-adjudication technology and services for the healthcare industry.
Newbold Practice Management Now Offers MaxxVault Document Management Solutions
MaxxVault LLC specializes in Enterprise Electronic Document Management Systems (EDMS) which provide enhanced document security, cost reductions through improved efficiency and tools to ensure regulatory compliance.
mHealth App Service Market Set To Explode
Amid stories of mHealth mobile applications improving health care in Eastern Iowa and saving lives in Africa and Asia comes news that the market for mHealth app services is expected to reach $26 billion by 2017. The market reached only $718 million as recently as 2011. By John Oncea, editor, Healthcare Technology Online
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.