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 seven grants in 2017 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. Details on the available grants include the following:


Six grants of up to $7,500 will be awarded in 2017 to single-site hospitals and imaging centers.
  • Three grants focusing on improving patient care and safety in diagnostic imaging.
  • Three grants focusing on improving patient care and safety in pediatric imaging.
One grant of up to $20,000 will be awarded in 2017 to an IDN/hospital system to improve patient care and safety in diagnostic imaging and/or pediatric imaging across the entire hospital system.
  • The grant will be awarded for projects that improve overall patient care and safety 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. The AHRA will announce the winners and promote the winning programs throughout the grant process.

Apply Online (Applications for the 2017 grants are closed. Please check back in January 2018.)
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Grant Recipient Articles Published in Radiology Management: