HRSA operates the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB), a web-based system that implements important patient safety and anti-fraud legislation. The NPDB system maintains over 1.1 million reports of health care practitioners, providers, and suppliers with a history of malpractice, incompetence, fraud, license suspension, criminal conviction, or unprofessional conduct. Individual data reports against practitioners, providers and suppliers are kept confidential by law.
While aggregate data are currently available to researchers and other interested parties, these data are not easily digestible for non-technical users. Therefore, the goal of this project is to make NPDB trend data more accessible, open, and transparent to researchers and the general public. Additionally, the External Entrepreneur is partnering with the internal team to enhance the current data and recommend opportunities for process streamlining.
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