Iowa Direct Care Worker Registry included in upgrade
DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals has unveiled a new public website for its health facility records database.
The new application features a user-friendly interface not only for accessing records for health facilities such as nursing homes, hospitals, and assisted-living facilities, but also for the Iowa Direct Care Worker Registry, which tracks the credentials of certified nursing assistants (CNAs) in the state.
Additionally, public users are now able to run and save reports they previously were dependent on DIA staff to provide for them. Health facility employees, CNAs, and community college users will all be able to manage their own accounts including making changes to their contact information.
"This is a huge achievement for DIA in its mission to be an effective, efficient, and approachable regulatory agency," said DIA Director Larry Johnson, Jr. "The new application increases the department’s transparency and offers a much smoother user experience not only for DIA staff, but also for health facility staff, families, media, nursing assistants, community colleges, and the general public."
The Office of the Chief Information Officer for the State of Iowa built the application for DIA. New functionality will continue to be added in the coming months.
The application can be accessed using its new web address: https://dia-hfd.iowa.gov/
The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals is committed to protecting the health and safety of Iowans through regulation and oversight of health care, food, and gaming; application of administrative law; and investigation of Medicaid and welfare fraud.