AHRA an association representing management at all levels in hospital imaging departments, freestanding imaging centers, plus group practices, is working with Toshiba America Medical Systems on their “Putting Patients First” grant program. The program funded by Toshiba is in place to help healthcare facilities obtain the resources needed to improve imaging quality and safety for patients.
The grant program will provide six grants of up to $7,500 to hospitals and imaging centers. Three of these grants will fund projects to improve the safety and comfort of pediatric imaging and three of the grants will be awarded for projects to improve overall patient care and safety in imaging.
An additional grant of up to $20,000 will be awarded to an Integrated Delivery Network (IDN) or hospital system to fund programs, training, or seminars aimed at improving patient care and safety in imaging across the IDN or hospital system. All winning facilities will develop and share their best practices.
Applicants should propose programs designed to reduce radiation, reduce the need for sedation, improve communication with patients regarding the process, improve patient comfort, and/or improve the overall clinical pathway.
Go to www.ahraonline.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Patient_First_Program1 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed applications are due October 11, 2011.