|[August 12, 2014]
Toshiba and AHRA Launch Seventh Annual Putting Patients First Program
TUSTIN, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Providing hospitals with resources and support to develop and improve
patient care programs, AHRA: The Association for Medical Imaging
Management announces the seventh year of its Putting Patients First
Program. Putting Patients First grants enable healthcare facilities to
fund programs, training or seminars aimed at improving patient care and
safety and customizing treatment in CT, MR, Ultrasound, X-ray and
Vascular imaging. The grants are funded by an unrestricted educational
grant from Toshiba (News - Alert) America Medical Systems, Inc.
The AHRA & Toshiba Putting Patients First Program provides six grants of
up to $7,500 each to hospitals and imaging centers, and an additional
grant of up to $20,000 to an Integrated Delivery Network (IDN). Three of
the $7,500 grants are awarded for projects that improve pediatric
imaging, while the other three are awarded for projects that improve
overall patient care and safety in imaging. The grant of up to $20,000
is awarded to an IDN or hospital system for projects that improve
overall patient care and safety in imaging across the IDN/hospital
system. All winning facilities will then develop and share their best
"The purpose of the Putting Patients First grants is to facilitate
progress in the quality, efficacy and efficiency of patient care for
healthcare facilities," said Ed Yoder, CRA, FAHRA, president, AHRA. "A
look at previous winners shows a commitment to using creativity and
quality to provide the highest standard of care."
Putting Patients First applicants are judged on their program plan and
ability to share best practices. The applicants' programs should address
one or more of the following:
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
"Understanding the business of providers is our business, and that's why
Toshiba continues to support the Putting Patients First program as part
of its long-standing tradition of giving back to hospitals and
healthcare facilities," said Nancy Gillen, vice president, Marketing and
Strategic Development, Toshiba. "Additionally, collaboration between
hospitals and other leading healthcare providers is a unique opportunity
to ensure that the best diagnostic and treatment options are given for
all patient exams."
All eligible facilities are encouraged to apply by completing an
application at www.ahraonline.org
The deadline to apply is October 14, 2014, and the winners, selected by
the AHRA, will be announced at RSNA in December.
AHRA: The Association for Medical Imaging Management is the preeminent
organization for leaders in medical imaging. AHRA offers a complete
slate of professional development programs, including a comprehensive
selection of education conferences and seminars through its Leadership
Institute, diverse networking opportunities, award-winning publications
and the Certified Radiology Administrator credential. Founded in 1973,
AHRA's more than 5,000 members represent management at all levels for
freestanding imaging centers, hospital imaging departments and group
practices. More information about AHRA can be found at www.ahraonline.org.
About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.
With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems
(TAMS) markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and
cardiovascular systems, including CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ray and
cardiovascular equipment, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging
research for all modalities in the United States. For more information,
visit the TAMS website at www.medical.toshiba.com.
About Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a leading worldwide provider of
medical diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions,
such as CT, X-ray and vascular, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and MRI
systems, as well as information systems for medical institutions.
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation has been providing medical products
for over 80 years. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a wholly owned
subsidiary of Toshiba. Visit Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation's
website at www.toshibamedicalsystems.com.
Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, channels world-class
capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems
into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community
Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices &
Components, and Lifestyles Products & Services. Guided by the principles
of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, "Committed to People,
Committed to the Future," Toshiba promotes global operations towards
securing "Growth Through Creativity and Innovation" and is contributing
to the achievement of a world in which people everywhere live in safe,
secure and comfortable society.
Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today's Toshiba is at the heart of a global
network of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people
worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.5 trillion yen (US$63
billion). To find out more about Toshiba, visit www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.
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