Putting Patients First Program





The AHRA & Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. Putting Patients First Program seeks to improve pediatric and adult patient care and safety in diagnostic imaging through an innovative grant- making program. The AHRA & Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. Putting Patients First Program will provide eight grants in 2018 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.


Six grants of up to $7,500 are available to be awarded to single-site hospitals and imaging centers.
  • Two grants will be awarded for projects that improve the safety and comfort of pediatric imaging.
  • Two grants will be awarded for projects that improve overall patient care and safety in imaging.
  • Two grants will be awarded for projects focusing on oncology imaging.
Two grants of up to $10,000 are available to be awarded to an Integrated Delivery Network (IDN) or hospital system.
  • One grant will be awarded for projects that improve overall patient care and safety in imaging implemented across the IDN/hospital system.
  • One grant will be awarded for projects that improve cybersecurity in imaging implemented across the IDN/hospital system.
Beyond receiving funds, the grant recipients will publish an article in an AHRA publication about their innovative program to improve patient care and safety in diagnostic imaging.

Apply Online (Application Deadline is October 29, 2018)
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