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.
Ernia Hughes, Health Resources and Services Administration
Seth Marcus, Health Resources and Services Administration
Well, he sure torpedoed this program...
...I just hope my ex isn't one of the hundreds let go.
Posted: 06/15/2009 03:15:46 PM PDT
Updated: 06/15/2009 03:31:24 PM PDT
The termination of two defense programs could cost several hundred people their jobs at a San Jose branch of Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Geographic Services.
Layoff notices have been sent to all 535 employees working on the two programs and layoffs are scheduled for Aug. 10.
But the exact number losing their jobs won't be known for a while, as the company tries to find jobs for as many of the employees as possible in other parts of the company