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Federal government initiates National Practitioner Data Bank.

The formulation of the data bank will require the exchange of data and merging of information from a number of sources. The development and the implementation of this computerized system will be the work of the UNISYS Corporation in concert with the Bureau of Health Professions' Office of Quality Assurance, a part of the Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. The assurance of the quality of the data on each nurse--correct, up-to-date, etc.--is the responsibility of the parties reporting to the data bank. In addition, each and every pediatric nurse practitioner will need to become knowledgeable regarding the data base and periodically ascertain that the information regarding himself or herself is correct. As additional information is received on the process by which you can monitor the bank's data on you, it will be published.[1]


  1. Federal government initiates National Practitioner Data Bank. Bodenhorn, K., Hardy-Havens, D. Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners. (1989) [Pubmed]
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