Kaiser Permanente of Georgia, based in Atlanta, leads the nation in mammography screenings, according to the Washington, D.C.-based National Committee on Quality Assurance's (NCQA) Quality Compass report for 2010. The data provided by the private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality, found that among all reporting health plans across the nation, Kaiser Permanente of Georgia has the highest breast cancer screening rate for eligible women age 42 to 69.
The 2010 Quality Compass report showed that, of all reporting health plans, Kaiser Permanente of Georgia had the highest breast cancer screening rate in the nation, with 90.04 percent of eligible women age 42 to 69, or more than 36,750 patients, receiving their recommended mammograms. The national average is 71.31 percent. Kaiser Permanente of Georgia also led the nation in Chlamydia screening for all ages.
Kaiser Permanente's electronic medical record, Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect, flags the record of any woman who is due for a mammogram. This record is accessible to all Kaiser Permanente physicians and clinical support staff in Georgia When a member comes in for a visit, every clinical professional from the nurses to the physicians—even those in dermatology, ophthalmology, or any other specialty—can remind the patient that she is due for a mammogram.