Putting Patients First Program




Eligibility for single-site hospitals and imaging centers:

In order to be considered for a single-site hospital or imaging center grant of up to $7,500, the recipient completing this entry form must:
  • Be directly involved in supervising diagnostic imaging in one or more of the following modalities: CT, Ultrasound, MR and/or X-ray/Vascular X-ray at a hospital or imaging center located in the U.S.
  • Be able to demonstrate support for this grant by a member of the hospital’s or imaging center’s most senior management team, such as providing a letter of support from the CEO, CFO, Board of Directors or similar-level executive
  • Be able to provide the AHRA with initial results of the program by May 31, 2019
  • Be able to provide the AHRA with a quote from senior management on the impact of the grant funds by May 31, 2019
Eligibility for IDN/hospital system grant:
In order to be considered for the IDN/hospital system grant of up to $10,000, the recipient completing this entry form must:
  • Be able to prove they are part of a hospital system
  • Be able to implement the program systemwide
  • Be directly involved in supervising diagnostic imaging in one or more of the following modalities: CT, Ultrasound, MR and/or X-ray/Vascular X-ray
  • Be able to demonstrate support for this grant by a member of the IDN’s/hospital system’s most senior management team, such as providing a letter of support from the CEO, CFO, Board of Directors or similar-level executive
  • Be able to provide the AHRA with initial results of the program by May 31, 2019
  • Be able to provide the AHRA with a quote from senior management on the impact of the grant funds by May 31, 2019
Eligibility for cybersecurity imaging program grant:
In order to be considered for the grant of up to $10,000, the recipient completing this entry form must:
  • Be able to prove they are part of a hospital system
  • Be able to implement the program system-wide
  • Be directly involved in supervising diagnostic imaging in one or more of the following modalities: CT, Ultrasound, MR and/or X-ray/Vascular X-ray
  • Be able to demonstrate support for this grant by a member of the IDN’s/hospital system’s most senior management team, such as providing a letter of support from the CEO, CFO, Board of Directors or similar-level executive
  • Be able to provide the AHRA with initial results of the program by May 31, 2019
  • Be able to provide the AHRA with a quote from senior management on the impact of the grant funds by May 31, 2019
Funding Overview:
All eligible parties can apply for the one-time grant and fund new imaging-related programs, training or seminars focused on:
  • Developing best-practice processes/protocols around improving patient care and safety in diagnostic imaging
  • New staff training or seminars to teach best practices around improving patient care and safety in diagnostic imaging
  • Developing safer imaging practices for children
  • Creating tools to make children more comfortable during exams
Grant funding will be distributed upon receipt of approved reimbursement requests and appropriate support documentation throughout the program’s implementation.