2011 Putting Patients First Program

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By AHRA Staff

September 2011–Patient Safety. Isn’t this the goal of every medical imaging manager? Patient safety is more than a buzz word or catch phrase. It is a reality and a priority for all medical imaging departments. AHRA & Toshiba recognize the critical need for not only patient safety programs but for funding to make these programs a reality.

The AHRA & Toshiba Putting Patients First Program will provide seven grants in 2011 to fund programs, training, or seminars aimed at improving pediatric or adult patient care and safety within diagnostic imaging. The programs funded by these grants will be used to create a best practices tool to share with other hospitals and institutions.

As in years past, six grants of up to $7,500 are available to be awarded to single site hospitals and imaging centers. Three grants will be awarded for projects that improve the safety and comfort of pediatric imaging. Three grants will be awarded for projects that improve overall patient care and safety in imaging.

New in 2011, an additional grant of up to $20,000 is available to be awarded to an Integrated Delivery Network (IDN) or hospital system.

Completed applications are due October 11, 2011. Grant recipients will be announced during the AHRA reception at RSNA in November. Completed applications may be submitted online, via email, or mailed to:

AHRA: The Association for Medical Imaging Management

Attention: Sarah Murray

490B Boston Post Rd

Suite 200

Sudbury, MA  01776

For additional information about the program, including a video of the 2010 grant recipients, please visit the AHRA website or the Toshiba website.

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