In 2015, the TIGER International Task Force began comprehensive activities to compile recommended core international informatics competencies reflective of many countries, scientific societies, and research projects. This endeavor was 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, 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. The project's Recommendation Framework can be assessed from two publications:
- The Evolution of TIGER Competencies and Informatics Resources publication
- An International Recommendation Framework of Core Competencies in Health Informatics for Nurses article recently published by the Methods of Information in Medicine journal.
TIGER 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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