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
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
Baptist Health South Florida Implements New Capture Solution To Electronify Records
Baptist Health South Florida (Baptist Health) is the largest faith-based, not-forprofit healthcare organization in the region, with a reputation for medical and service excellence.
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.
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.
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 15-Minute Guide To Best Practices In Multichannel Correspondence Management
As a business professional, you know time is a precious commodity. You constantly need to distill new concepts, evaluate options, and implement complex strategies to reach current and potential customers. When you need information, you want it in a form that can be assimilated quickly—forget the mind-numbing detail and get to the point.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rideout Health Selects Perceptive Software Enterprise Content Management For Integration With McKesson Paragon System
Perceptive Software, creator of process and content management products and solutions, announces that Yuba City, California-based Rideout Health will deploy Perceptive Software's Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution for the health system's hospitals, cancer center, outpatient clinics and other ancillary services.
Saint Luke’s Health System Plans For Significant Expansion Of Lexmark’s Perceptive Software Solutions
Lexmark’s Perceptive Software announces a local partnership with Kansas City-based Saint Luke’s Health System, which will expand its investment in Perceptive Software solutions to multiple departments throughout the system of hospitals and clinics.
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.
triCerat Launches Next Generation Of Remote Scanning Software
The creator of the revolutionary ScrewDrivers print management technology, software developer triCerat, Inc., has released the next generation of its groundbreaking Scanect remote scanning software.
Improving Medical Research Productivity Drives Wolters Kluwer Health Partnership With Copyright Clearance Center’s Pubget Solution
Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, and Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), a not-for-profit organization and leading provider of licensing and content solutions, recently announced a partnership to make available CCC’s suite of Pubget document management solutions—PaperStream, RightSphere and PaperStats—to simplify institutional content discovery, compliance and collection development.
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.