News Release

HIMSS Provides a Home for TIGER

September 30, 2014

Focused on better preparing the clinical workforce to use technology and informatics to improve the delivery of patient care, Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER) transitions to HIMSS, effective September 22, 2014.  TIGER began as a grassroots initiative in 2006, with support from over 70 contributing organizations including HIMSS, two grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a personal endowment.

Now, eight years later, many volunteer hours and efforts have helped advance the TIGER cause. “HIMSS is pleased to continue the momentum of the grass root initiative and provide a robust volunteer structure for TIGER. We look forward to advancing strategies for the recruitment, retention and training of current and future workforces in informatics education, practice and research” says Joyce Sensmeier MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FAAN Vice President HIMSS.

With the transition complete, HIMSS will expand its Clinical Informatics activities to include:

  • Reforming clinician education curriculum through the integration of IT, information literacy, informatics and the infusion of technologies for learning in a robust Virtual Learning Environment.
  • Developing and implementing learning innovations; fostering faculty development and ensuring universities and providers have the necessary health IT education infrastructure.
  • Identifying, modeling and implementing collaborative partnerships among public and private academic enterprises to launch a graduate student intern Informatics Scholar Program.
  • Increasing faculty and student acceptance and understanding of health IT technology through education and training, incentives and necessary supports.

More information for TIGER members and the interested public can be found on the existing TIGER website.


HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology.

HIMSS is a cause-based, global enterprise producing health IT thought leadership, education, events, market research and media services around the world. Founded in 1961, HIMSS encompasses more than 52,000 individuals, of which more than two-thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations across the globe, plus over 600 corporations and 250 not-for-profit partner organizations, that share this cause. HIMSS, headquartered in Chicago, serves the global health IT community with additional offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia.




Media Contact: Kelly Wagner 312-915-9502

Posted Under: Clinical Informatics