The TIGER Initiative

TIGER - Education Reform LogoAre you an academic professional, student, adult learner, or clinical educator seeking tools/resources for curriculum and staff development, or to advance your skill set? Then, TIGER can help you!

What is TIGER?

TIGER (Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform) is a grassroots initiative focused on education reform and interprofessional community development. The spirit of TIGER is to maximize the integration of technology and informatics into seamless practice, education and research resource development.

TIGER advances the integration of health informatics by:

  • Enabling you to use informatics and technology to improve patient care.
  • Helping you foster a learning health system.

Interview Captures TIGER's Evolution

HIMSS President and CEO, Stephen Lieber, CAE, and Elsevier's Chief Professional Practice Officer, Michelle Troseth, MSN, RN, DPNAP, FAAN, discuss at length the TIGER Initiative: its beginnings, evolution, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and what the future holds for inter-professionalism. The interview was taped during the HIMSS Asia Pacific conference in Bangkok, Thailand this August 2016.

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Learn more about the TIGER community's purpose, activities, and structure.

TIGER began as a grassroots initiative in 2006 within the nursing community, with support from over 70 contributing organizations including HIMSS, two grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a personal endowment. Focused on better preparing the clinical workforce to use technology and informatics to improve the delivery of patient care, TIGER transitioned to HIMSS, effective September 22, 2014 under Clinical Informatics with an interprofessional, interdisplinary focus.

TIGER Focused Health IT in Action Podcasts

Episode #1: An Introduction to TIGER (Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform)

TIGER Committee Co-Chairs, Marion J. Ball, Ed D, FHIMAA, FCHIME, FACMI, Senior Advisor, Healthcare Informatics, Center for Computational Health , IBM Research, IBM Industry Academy Member, Professor Emerita, Johns Hopkins University and Michelle R. Troseth, MSN, RN, DPNAP, FAAN, Chief Professional Practice Officer, Elsevier Clinical Solutions, discuss the TIGER Initiative, and how participation benefits members and the patients that they care for.

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Episode #5: TIGER’s Global Reach

Ursula Hübner, PhD, Professor of Medical and Health Informatics, University AS Osnabrück, Chair of the TIGER International Committee, discusses the informatics competency synthesis project and how participation in this global initiative benefits members and the patients that they care for.

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Become a TIGER: By signing up to the listserv, you will become a “TIGER” and receive the latest community news and opportunities firsthand. Our bi-weekly newsletter, which highlights the most up to date community happenings, headlines, case studies articles, and more, will also be delivered directly to your inbox.

The TIGER International Committee is in the process of completing an innovative competency synthesis project that highlights recommended core global informatics competencies.

Learn more about this project

The purpose of TIGER’s Informatics Definitions document is to provide context to the global interprofessional, interdisciplinary community for consideration when terms are referred to on this landing page,  in official documents, and within the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).  We acknowledge that as the field of informatics continues to grow and change so will the terms defined within this resource. As the field evolves, our intention is to have this resource serve as a helpful tool for those learning about informatics and informatics competencies. 

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These TIGER Initiative Reports provide an overview of interprofessional community development and Health IT education reform.

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Learn About the TIGER Virtual Learning Environment

 

Questions?

If you have any questions or concerns about the TIGER program, please contact us!

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