Putting Patients First Program




Program Criteria:

In order to be considered, the recipient must:
  • Develop a written plan for implementing a program (best practices, training or regional seminars) to improve either pediatric or general patient care and safety in imaging, such as:
    • Reducing radiation and/or contrast dose
    • Reducing the need for sedation
    • Improving communication with patients regarding the process
    • Improving patient comfort
    • Improving the overall clinical pathway
  • Develop a method for sharing best practices:
    • IDNs/hospital systems must develop a method for sharing best practices across the entire hospital system
    • Single-site hospitals and imaging centers must develop a method for sharing best practices with other hospitals or imaging centers 
  • Submit a preliminary budget for the program
  • Be willing to write an article for AHRA publications about the program
  • Be willing to participate in promotional efforts for the grant program
  • Be willing to provide measurable results within three to six months of implementing the program
  • Be willing to share all internal announcements about the program (newsletters, website stories, patient and staff testimonials, etc.) with AHRA