Accession Number : ADA336719

Title :   Reaching Rural Mammographers for Quality Improvement.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 16 Sep 96-15 Sep 97

Corporate Author : FRED HUTCHINSON CANCER RESEARCH CENTERSEATTLE WA

Personal Author(s) : Urban, Nicole

PDF Url : ADA336719

Report Date : OCT 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the University of Washington, and the Washington State Department of Health are collaborating to develop and implement a mammography quality improvement program (MQIP), in order to demonstrate its feasibility and effectiveness for dissemination. The MQIP emphasizes continuous quality improvement (CQI) in film interpretation, within the context of a comprehensive program designed to meet the requirements of the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) of 1994. During the first year of fending, project investigators and staff focused on the development of procedures and materials necessary to recruit and conduct the CQI. Recruitment has begun for this part of the study. Additionally, planning and preparations have gone into developing training sessions for tumor registrars and mammography technologists. The Mammography Tumor Registry (MTR) database which will support the MQIP has also undergone structural changes to allow for the addition of MQIP facilities that do not use computerized systems. The database itself has also been modified to make the process of adding and validating data from MQIP facilities and report generation more efficient.

Descriptors :   *NEOPLASMS, *COMPUTER AIDED DIAGNOSIS, *RADIOLOGY, *BREAST CANCER, *MAMMOGRAPHY, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA BASES, TRAINING, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, REPORTS, CLINICAL MEDICINE, TECHNICIANS, QUALITY, MEDICAL SERVICES, DEATH, WOMEN, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, MAMMARY GLANDS, MEDICAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, WASHINGTON(STATE), RADIOLOGISTS.

Subject Categories : Radiobiology
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE