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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Quality Associates To Digitize Confidential Case Files For The District Of Columbia Courts
Quality Associates, Inc. (QAI), a provider of enterprise-class services and solutions for document management, imaging and archiving, recently announced that it has been selected by the District of Columbia Courts to perform a large-scale scanning contract on behalf of the Family Court Operations Division.
Westbrook Technologies Announces Strategic Partnership With Simplicity EMR/EHR
Westbrook Technologies, developer of Fortis and FortisBlue enterprise management software, recently announces a strategic partnership with Simplicity, providers of web-based Electronic Medical Record (EMR/EHR) solutions.
Konica Minolta bizhub 4700P Series Offers Maximum Power In Minimum Space
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) recently announces the launch of the bizhub® 4700P/4000P/3300P series of Monochrome Printers that combine maximum power with a compact design. Going beyond conventional desktop printers, the bizhub 4700P/4000P/3300P series is ideal for executive suites and small businesses with growing workloads as well as healthcare practices of all sizes.
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.