96 minutes; standard DVD format (NTSC); chapter menu.
Includes accompanying CD-ROM with handouts in PDF format, slides in PPS format,
directory of national foundations and corporate sources, Federal HIT programs.
Catalog ID: DVD-GNT0803-0060
Presented by a veteran capital development executive with twenty years in nonprofit finance emphasizing IT expansion and capital projects, this video delivers 90 minutes of actionable information, plus substantial additional resource materials. Looking at funders, examining their requirements and best approaches, we arm participants with the knowledge they need to hit the grantwriting ground running.
The presentation includes an overview of funding resources, particularly for the newly-attractive health information technology area, as well as other health technology projects, and additional information about how to find others.
This video is designed for hospital and clinic administrators, provider finance personnel, capital advisors, RHIO/HIE organizers, government leaders and funding organizations to point out alternative funding approaches for vital projects. IT leaders will learn how hospital foundations and fund development staff seek funding for technology projects, and how to convince them that health IT is a lifesaving technology worthy of the highest priority.
Among the topics covered:
- How health IT projects are currently funded -- and why that's not good enough
- Where new money can be found locally and regionally
- Discussion of funders
- How to research potential grant sources
- Maximizing your chances of being funded
- IT, technology administrators
- RHIO/HIE organizers and funders
- C-level staff and finance personnel
- Board members, trustees
- Fund development personnel and capital advisors
- Grants administrators
- Technology vendors interested in providing funding assistance
Resource Materials and Tools
- Handouts and Presentation Slides
- Federal and state government funding sources
- Detailed listing of 362 national foundations and corporate grantmaking programs with full contact information
- Federal HIT programs
Presenter: Michael Christopher
was the lead investigator in the 2006 and 2007 Survey of Regional Health Information Organization Finance and served as principal author on the study reports (see Sustainable RHIO Funding and the Emerging Business Model
and Funding RHIO startup and Financing for Life
). Michael brings twenty years' experience in nonprofit executive management and capital development with an emphasis in the implementation of information systems. He has held executive positions in the healthcare and human services sectors in IT capital development, finance and marketing. Mr. Christopher has led the business case and grant writing process for numerous successful capital projects seeking private, state and federal funding. For a technology vendor, Michael served as the chief architect of a suite of healthcare and social services financial applications. He has presented and facilitated widely on finance, privacy, ethics, and mission accountability topics, and provides capital development and marketing counsel to commercial and nonprofit clients. Most recently he was the principal researcher of The Health IT Grant Resource Directory
, the first health IT-focused research into private funding resources.