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Mammography Quality Management Program

The Mammography Quality Management Program supports high-quality and consistency in mammography services through:

  • quality reporting on evidence-based recommendations and indicators at the provincial, regional and facility levels
  • a 3-tier clinical leadership structure that includes provincial, regional and facility leads
  • resources, tools, training and opportunities to support quality improvement

The program applies to all providers of mammography services, including radiologists and medical radiation technologists. It also applies to all facilities where mammography services are provided (hospitals and independent health facilities) and includes all screening and diagnostic mammography performed in Ontario.

The mammography program builds on the foundation for quality already established by these programs:

  • Ontario Breast Screening Program
  • College of Physician and Surgeon of Ontario’s Independent Health Facility Assessment Program
  • Canadian Association of Radiology Mammography Accreditation Program

Stakeholder Engagement

Our success depends on feedback from key stakeholder groups. These include:

  • patients and service users
  • providers
  • facility leadership
  • professional organizations
  • health system leaders

We inform them about our implementation plans and activities and ask for their input through:

  • presentations
  • meetings
  • webinars
  • teleconferences
  • in-person and online consultations
  • letters

A Mammography Provincial Quality Committee also provides feedback and direction on the Partnership’s implementation activities. Members include:

  • Dr. Rola Shaheen, Provincial Lead
  • mammography regional leads
  • independent health facility and hospital leadership
  • patients and service users
  • allied healthcare professionals such as medical radiation technologists