Querying Through an External Application

As an alternative to querying via the Web site, the Data Bank offers querying through an XML-based application programming interface called the Querying and Reporting XML Service (QRXS), which is an ideal choice if you store and manage practitioner data within your own information or credentialing systems or if you submit a large number of queries to the Data Bank. QRXS makes it easy to integrate Data Bank information into your established information systems.

How to Get Started

After downloading the required tools, construct your XML file according to the QRXS File Format Specifications. Validate your file using a commercial or open source XML validator, and test it using the QRXS Test Environment. Then, submit your file through the QRXS Java client software.

Queries submitted through the QRXS are checked instantly to ensure that they meet data requirements. If the data is not formatted correctly, a file documenting the errors is sent immediately and you are not charged for the query rejection.