The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals has developed a new public website for its health facility records database aimed at providing a smoother and more effective user experience, the agency announced. The new application features a user-friendly interface for accessing records for health facilities such as nursing homes, hospitals and assisted-living facilities. It also provides an interface with 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. 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, DIA officials said.