TIGER International Task Force

The global TIGER (Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform) community is led by the HIMSS TIGER International Task Force, which is charged with providing domain expertise, leadership and guidance to activities, initiatives, and collaborations within the interprofessional community.


  • 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 global Informatics Scholar Program directed at undergraduate and advanced level degree students.
  • Increasing faculty and student acceptance and understanding of health IT technology through education and training, incentives and necessary resource support.

The TIGER International Task Force is comprised of 60 members representing 26 countries worldwide: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China/Taiwan, England, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Nigeria, Panama, the Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Scotland, Switzerland, and all regions of the United States.

2018-19 Task Force Leadership

Robert (Bob) Brookshire, MED, AB, PhD
Director, Graduate Studies in Health IT
University of South Carolina
Domestic Co-chair


Paula Procter, RN, CertEd(FE), MSc, SFHEA, FBCS, CITP, FIMIANI
Professor, Nursing Informatics
Sheffield Hallam University
United Kingdom
International Co-Chair


Kaija Saranto, RN, PhD, FACMI, FAAN, FIAHSI
Professor, Health and Human Services Informatics
Department of Health and Social Management
University of Eastern Finland






Toria Shaw, MSW, Senior Manager, Professional Development, serves as the HIMSS TIGER Staff Liaison.

In addition to the TIGER International Task Force, the community comprises:

TIGER Scholars Workgroup 

TIGER VLE Workgroup 

TIGER Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

EU*US eHealth Work Project 

Want to learn more about the TIGER Initiative? Please visit our main landing page.

TIGER Initiative