Breast Care for Washington Teams with MagView Mammography Information System

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Partnership serves Washington D.C’s medically underserved women.

MagView is the leader in mammography information solutions. MagView has engaged with a new non-profit in D.C., Breast Care for Washington, to create a personalized mammography monitoring and tracking system that will enable them to serve thousands of medically underserved women in D.C.

BCFW aims at addressing disproportionate breast cancer mortality rates among those who may not have health insurance or access to mammography. They were awarded the AVON Foundation Safety Net Hospital Grant in 2013 and have since teamed with MagView to effectively and efficiently track and manage their patient’s data.

BCFW is opening their brand new state-of-the-art facility on May 15th, 2014. When opened, BCFW will be the only provider of comprehensive breast cancer screening services in Ward 8. In 2015, BCFW plans on using a mobile unit known as SOPHIE that can be used in various clinics throughout the city to connect women with screening, diagnostic, and treatment, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay.

MagView and Hologic, a manufacturer of medical systems and products, have both issued grants to BCFW to support their mission. MagView hopes to be a key asset to BCFW as they open their new facility, and help them to efficiently and effectively track and manage their patient population.

About MagView

MagView is the largest dedicated mammography tracking company in the market, employing full-time project managers, on-site trainers, and nation-wide account managers. The MagView Mammography Information System was originally developed in 1992 for the American College of Radiology as the first BI-RADS™ structured reporting system. MagView has become the leading provider of solutions for breast center information management, and includes options for scheduling, results communication, patient navigation, and more. With 20 years of experience in patient tracking and medical outcome statistics, MagView offers 24/7 technical support, unlimited software updates and custom reports. MagView software is used at over 1,500 facilities, including some of the nation’s most prestigious hospitals and clinics.

About Breast Care for Washington

Breast Care for Washington was founded in 2012 as a community-centered breast cancer screening organization to enhance access to breast cancer screening and care among medically underserved women in the Washington, D.C. area. Their founders are two local women – Dr. Regina Hampton, a highly regarded breast surgeon, and Beth Beck, M.A., CHES, the former executive director of Capital Breast Care Center of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Their mission is to reduce the breast cancer mortality in the Washington, D.C. area by promoting access to breast cancer screening, diagnostics, and treatment to all women regardless of their ability to pay.

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