Tag: services

Health & Insurance, Social Services

FDA grants emergency clearance for GenMark test that screens for the flu, coronavirus and other viruses

October 8, 2020

Via: CNBC Healthcare

California-based lab test manufacturer GenMark Diagnostics announced Thursday that the Food and Drug Administration granted emergency authorization for its rapid molecular test that can distinguish between more than 20 different viruses and bacteria, including the coronavirus. Flu and Covid-19 patients […]

Oil & Gas, Public Utilities, Waste Management

DOE Supports CCUS Retrofit for San Juan Coal Plant

October 6, 2020

Via: PowerMag

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released a report that says retrofitting the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station (SJGS) in New Mexico with carbon capture technology would bring more jobs and tax revenue to the region than replacing the […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

Pandemic Upends The Lives Of People With Disabilities — And Of Their Caregivers

June 17, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Stacy Ellingen, 34, of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, lost two of the three caregivers she depends on to dress, shower, eat and use the bathroom. The caregivers — both University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh students — returned to their […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Utilities remain mute on FERC net metering petition, leave filing to face overwhelming opposition

June 16, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

State regulators, the renewable energy industry, environmentalists, members of Congress and others have been openly opposed to the New England Ratepayers Association (NERA) petition from the start, but observers have been less sure of where utility interests would fall, particularly […]

Infrastructure, Public Utilities, Public Water System, Public Works

Freese and Nichols Expands in Florida with Water Utilities Specialist Tom Cross

May 7, 2020

Via: American Infrastructure

TAMPA, Florida – May 7, 2020 – Freese and Nichols, Inc., continues building their Florida team with the addition of Senior Project Manager Tom Cross, PE, Assoc. DBIA, to lead transmission, utilities and pump station projects for municipal clients across […]

Basic Services, Others

Kansas City, Kansas, adds digital services as health crisis closes offices

April 15, 2020

Via: StateScoop

Starting Tuesday, residents of Kansas City, Kansas, and surrounding Wyandotte County got access to a mobile app that replicates digitally many of services normally offered at physical government offices that have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The myWyco […]

Miscellaneous, Public Works

Connecticut governor says new bill would enable more digital services

February 25, 2020

Via: StateScoop

Many state leaders say they want to create a government that uses technology to become more efficient and convenient for its residents, but in Connecticut, there are regulations impeding such development. Legislation introduced earlier this month by Gov. Ned Lamont […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

Veteran Health Care ‘Whenever, Wherever They Need It’: Use Of Telemedicine Spikes 17%

November 27, 2019

Via: Kaiser Health News

Veterans Affairs has rolled out a telemedicine app, offers services online and in rural areas is opening telehealth clinics at VFWs. State restrictions were dropped for the VA, allowing VA physicians and nurses to administer care to veterans via telemedicine […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

Trump releases rule forcing hospitals and insurers to disclose negotiated rates or face fines

November 15, 2019


The Trump administration released a plan Friday that would force hospitals and insurers to disclose their negotiate rates or risk being fined. The administration already requires hospitals to publish list prices, sometimes referred to as “sticker prices.” That doesn’t always […]


Leyline Announces $150M Investment from Newlight Partners

November 4, 2019

Via: Waste360

Leyline Renewable Capital, a provider of development financing across several renewable energy sectors, announced a $150 million investment by Newlight Partners LP. This investment will enable Leyline to identify and provide development-stage debt and equity to support renewable energy projects […]