WEB SITE UNVEILS NEW MAMMOGRAPHY RESEARCH CENTER
Offers Free Reports on Mammography Centers in your area
Framingham, Mass., September 19, 2006 - UCompareHealthCare today unveiled a new feature of their comparative healthcare web site, ucomparehealthcare.com, which offers free reports on the nation's FDA certified Mammography Centers, to help consumers locate quality Mammography Centers in their area.
"October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we want to provide a simple tool for people to find and research Mammography Centers in their area. We hope that our work to provide this information to the public, in a searchable database, free of charge, will assist people in their search for quality centers", says UCompareHealthCare founder and industry veteran Mark Donnelly. "Mammograms are used to help find breast cancer early, when it may still be curable and we want people to become more aware of how important this simple procedure is."
With UCompareHealthCare's easy-to-navigate database, consumers can identify centers in their area to consider. Users of the site will be able to quickly assess if a facility is certified or has received an FDA Warning Letter and other information relating to accreditation bodies and demographics all in one place at no charge. The inclusion of FDA Warning Letters issued to Mammography Centers found out of compliance with the Mammography Quality Standards Act of 1992 (MQSA), 42 U.S.C. 263b, which states facilities must meet specific requirements for mammography, can alert people to potential quality issues. These requirements help protect the health of women by ensuring a facility meets minimum requirements vital to generating quality screening and diagnostic mammograms.
All reports include additional information on what mammography is, why it is important, factual statistics on the chances of being diagnosed with breast cancer by age group and a check list for the user's visit to a mammography center.
Donnelly, who has been in the health care industry for more than 30 years, founded UCompareHealthCare to help citizens become knowledgeable about their healthcare options. "We want to help people find quality information that is easy to understand and apply to their situations. That way they can be their own best advocate," he says.
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UCompareHealthCare, founded in 2005, provides free health care quality reports for individuals. The company's leading edge database allows users to search critical information on more that 8,600 Mammography Centers, 5,500 hospitals, 16,000 nursing homes and 535,000 U.S. physicians to make life-saving decisions. The company also provides a suite of dynamic Web-based interactive products and services for insurers, healthcare providers and hospitals to help them measure the quality of healthcare services available. www.ucomparehealthcare.com