1986 The Health Care Quality Improvement Act

1988 Development of the NPDB

1989 Final Regulations Published

1990 NPDB Opens to Support Peer Review and Credentialing

1991 NPDB Processes Queries

1992 Electronic Querying Introduced

1993 NPDB Receives NCQA Endorsement and Federal Leadership Award

1994 Practitioners May Add Statements to Reports

1995 NPDB Collects More Than 100,000 Reports

1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996

1997 HRSA Asked to Coordinate NPDB with New Data Bank

1998 Health Care Entities Query More than 15 Million Times

1999 NPDB and HIPDB Begin Operating on the Internet

2000 NPDB Turns 10 Years Old

2001 On-Line Self-Query Service Debuts

2002 NPDB Receives Recognition

2003 IQRS Introduces On-Line Entity and Agent Registration

2004 Data Banks Win 2004 Award

2005 Querying and Reporting XML Service (QRXS) Introduced

2006 IQRS Query Workflow Streamlined

2007 Proactive Disclosure Service Prototype (PDS) Launched

2008 The PDS Celebrates its First Anniversary