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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CipherPoint Announces Data Security Solutions Suite For Healthcare Organizations
CipherPoint, a data security provider for on-premises and cloud file sharing and collaboration systems, recently announced CipherPoint Eclipse for Healthcare, a new set of products designed to secure patient information and other sensitive data in Microsoft SharePoint.
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.
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.