The TIGER International Committee is chaired by Dr. Ursula Hübner, Professor of Medical and Health Informatics at the University of Osnabruck Applied Sciences in Germany, with 34 members and liaisons representing 24 countries: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Panama, the Philippines, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and the United States.
In 2015, the Committee began comprehensive activities to compile recommended core international informatics competencies reflective of many countries, scientific societies, and research projects. This endeavor is comprised of three components:
- Compilation of national case studies submitted by our global Committee members from Australia, Brazil, China/Taiwan, Finland, Germany (inclusive of Austria and Switzerland), Ireland, New Zealand, the Philippines, Portugal, Scotland and the United States. Additional case studies underway to aid project findings.
- Deployment of a survey composed of 24 areas of core competencies in clinical informatics within five domains: 1) clinical nursing 2) nursing management 3) quality management 4) IT management in nursing 5) coordination of interprofessional care. The questionnaire was sent to 21 countries yielding participation from 43 experts to truly capture a global perspective.
- And lastly, we are finalizing a Recommendation Framework derived from our case studies, survey results, and stakeholder input. This framework populated with international recommendations for cognitive competencies in nursing aims at providing a grid to host knowledge about informatics competencies, professional roles, priorities and practical experience. Our goal is to publish this final project component in 2017.
The Committee is taking a unique approach with this project as it’s the first to collect various competencies across countries to identify global commonalities and differences. Finally, these project findings and case studies were leveraged as a foundational component for the EU*US eHealth Work Project scope of work funded by the European Commission's Horizon 2020 research and innovation grant program. For more information, click here.
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