The Rhode Island Department of Health has launched an online
database of health licenses that residents can search to verify
licenses of doctors, dentists or other health professionals.
In the fall, the License 2000 site will allow licenses to be renewed
online. And health inspection information will also be available.
The database provides access to 87,000 health profession licenses
and more than 30,000 other licenses, such as for hospitals, laboratories
and restaurants. Consumers can search by the facility or person's
name, searching information about the license status, including
disciplinary actions during the past 10 years. Nikki Samaras
Deary, chief of health profession regulation, said the department
realized the need for a new system three years ago. "We realized
we were buried in paper and needed to upgrade the systems," she
After receiving software from System Automation Corp.,
Calverton, Md., the department spent two years combining 43 databases
into one. In addition to reducing the administrative work for
employees, Deary said, the system would help keep the public
informed and allow them to make better decisions about whom they
choose for health care.
Thanks to CNN Health
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