Professor Hyman Speaks Out Against Agency Decision to Remove Doctor Data Online

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Professor David Hyman joined with dozens of other academic researchers to protest the Health Resources and Services Administration decision to remove an online database of doctor malpractice and disciplinary cases, stating that the database is an indispensable resource for academic researchers.

The database was removed over concern that physicians’ identities were not properly protected, as required by law.

In a letter submitted to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Health Resources and Services Administration, Professor Hyman and other academics, consumer groups, and journalists dispute the concern and request the public use data be restored.

Read The New York Times Coverage here and here

Read the letter sent to the HRSA.