©RAD-AID, All Rights Reserved. 501c3

©RAD-AID, All Rights Reserved. 501c3
©RAD-AID, All Rights Reserved. 501c3
• Founded in 2008 at Johns Hopkins
• U.S. 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization structure in 2009
• Numerous partnered academic, governmental, NGO,
and corporate institutions
• Grants from Johns Hopkins (Gatewood), Duke
University, Google, Philips, Project HOPE, Aperian
GlobeSmart, and others
• Regular web traffic to rad-aid.org from 110+ countries
• 225+ Volunteers and 700+ members
• To increase access to quality, safe, clinically
appropriate, and sustainable radiology services in
resource limited parts of the world
• RAD-AID fulfills this mission by…
• Optimizing the role of the radiology community in
global public health initiatives and clinical health
• Using a non-paternalistic, data-driven, cooperative,
and ethical approach
Two-thirds of the
world population
lacks adequate
access to medical
World Health Organization
“Health care technologies
are seen as peripheral to
health care delivery and…
receive little attention
from health care
WHO Guidelines for Health Equipment Donation (2000)
“In…Sub-Saharan Africa…
up to 70% of equipment
lies idle due to
mismanagement of the
technology acquisition
process, lack of user
training, and lack of
effective technical
• RAD-AID optimizes the role of the radiology community in
global public health initiatives and clinical health care
• Refining, promoting, and executing RAD-AID’s
structured, data-driven approach to assessing the
strengths, weaknesses, and needs of radiology
practices in the developing world
• Developing awareness through marketing and
• Providing training in aspects of international health,
the practice of radiology in developing nations, and
program development
• Providing a platform for coordinating radiology
outreach and development projects
“The most important prerequisite … is that
the [facility] truly needs [radiology] and has
the expertise and means to operate and
maintain it.”
WHO Guidelines for Health Equipment Donation (2000)
16-part analytical
framework for integrating
radiologic, clinical,
technical, economic, and
emerging market issues
to develop sustainable
solutions for medical
imaging in low-resource
• Inadequate maintenance and quality control procedures
• Limited infrastructure (e.g. dust and temperature control,
stable voltage)
• Inadequate safety measures (radiation, MRI)
• Women’s health deemphasized
• Minimal formal business training and resources (project
planning, finance, accounting, management, etc.)
•Not standardized
• Insufficient
• Inaccurate
Successful 2011 pilot of Radiology
Faculty Lecture Exchange
Expanding Radiology Lecture
Exchange for the next 3 years with
Chinese Society of Radiology
RAD-AID Team returning to China in
December 2012
Projects include (1) radiology
technologist training for quality and
safety, (2) radiologist educational
lectures, and (3) standardizing
training tracks for radiology
Emphasis on boosting training in
Western China where educational
resources are in short supply and
hospitals have large indigent
• RAD-AID partnering with
WHO/Pan American Health
Organization (PAHO)
• RAD-AID team returning in
January 2012
• Efforts aimed at health
capacity building through
interdisciplinary training of
nurses, techs, and radiologists
• In partnership with CRUDEM
Foundation and Hospital
Sacre Coeur in North Haiti and
Project HOPE Adventist
Hospital in Diquini
• Mobile women’s health in
Chandigarh, India
• Mammography, DEXA,
Colposcopy, Education
• Guaranteed long-term
clinical follow-up (through
partnership with a major
Indian university hospital)
• RAD-AID teams returning Jan
and Feb of 2012
• Publications underway on
mobile imaging and women's
• Project explorations now going
on in Mumbai and Bangalore
• Integrated with traditional onsite training
• Preparatory training prior to onsite
• Supplemental training and
assessment during onsite training
• Continuing education and
assessment after onsite training
Target audience
• Medical Imaging professionals in
developing nations
• Initially technologists,
sonographers, technicians
Content provided free-of-charge
Initial subject areas
• Mammography
• Radiography
• Ultrasound
How much time and money is spent to develop one finished hour
of Level 1 eLearning?
Graphic Production
8.5 hours
$1, 102
Video Production
3.5 hours
$ 445
Audio Production
6 hours
$ 696
Authoring / Programming
13 hours
$ 1,708
QA Testing
5 hours
$ 651
Project Management
5 hours
$ 646
SME / Stakeholder Reviews
6 hours
$ 711
Pilot Testing
3.5 hours
$ 437
$ 6,396
Research data collected: September 2010, by Chapman Alliance
• eLearning has grown quickly since the 1990s complexity of authoring processes can be intimidating
• The solution is to develop effective, eLearning through
a customized, all purpose templates
• Just-in-time training
• Compromise between the economic need for rapid
learning and the pedagogical objective of a good
instructional design
• Identify Subject Matter Expert
• RAD-AID PowerPoint Template
• RAD-AID Author Guidelines
• Course Description
• Images/ Graphics / Video
• Glossary
• Transcript
• Test Questions
Production time : less than 20 hours
Microsoft Word / .PDF
Compact Disc
Mobile Devices
• Apple iOS (69.6% global tablet market)
• Focus is structured delivery of educational
• Provides an administrative infrastructure to
regulate and monitor use of materials
• Built-in tools to enhance learning
• Online Learning Community
• Discussion Groups
• Support
• Developed in
collaboration with
and funded by Philips
• A hosted LMS
powered by the
Philips Online
Learning Center
• Immediate audience
of thousand of
medical techs
seeking CE
“Radiology and Global Health: Implementation and
Optimization of Medical Imaging in Developing Countries.”
• A multidisciplinary resource
for understanding the
complex aspects of
radiologic services in
4 years running (2009-2012)
150 will be attending this year (interdisciplinary)
• NGOs, academic medical centers,
radiologists, technologists, nurses,
humanitarian aid workers, businesses, etc.
• Economics
• Technology
• Clinical Practice
• Education
• Public Health
White paper report summarizing conference
topics published in Journal of the American
College of Radiology (JACR)
Chris Steelman MS, RT(R)(CI), RCIS
Instructional Technology Systems Manager
(843) 290-5404
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