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CORRECTION | TIGER News | August 4, 2016

Download TIGER's NEW Informatics Definitions Document

In the fall of 2015, TIGER Committee members began compiling interprofessional informatics definitions. The purpose of creating this document was to collaboratively define and document core health informatics terminology in an effort to provide context to the global TIGER interprofessional, interdisciplinary community for consideration when terms are referred to on the TIGER’s main landing page on, in official documents, and within the TIGER 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. Our intention is for this resource to serve as a helpful tool for those learning about informatics and informatics competencies.

Click here to access the document. Do you have a term, not currently listed, to share? Email TIGER with your feedback and proposed inclusions.

Join Us for the Next Live TIGER VLE Webinar on August 9th

Decoding Information Privacy, Security, and the Law in the Healthcare Sector
Mystified about information privacy and security? Concerned about the threats that are happening? This session aims to educate the attendee on the fundamentals of information privacy and security, provide an overview of the current threats that are happening in the healthcare sector, and understand how you and your organization can propel forward your information privacy and security programs. Additional resources include the HIMSS Privacy and Security Awareness Initiatives, HIMSS Risk Assessment Toolkit, and the HIMSS Privacy and Security Toolkit. Presented by Lee Kim, BS, JD, CIPP/US, FHIMSS, Director, Privacy and Security, HIMSS North America. Moderated by Toria Shaw, MSWHIMSS TIGER Staff Liaison, Manager of Clinical Informatics.

Date: Tuesday, August 9th 2016
Time: 10:00amCT/11:00pmET
Location: TIGER Virtual Learning Environment
Duration:  1 hour
Registration: Click “Add to Calendar” to reserve your spot *
*Please note: VLE subscription required to attend this event

For additional details on how cybersecurity is not just a technical problem, click here to read more about this important topic before you join our live webinar.

Click here for details on upcoming TIGER VLE webinars. We hope you can join us!

Exciting TIGER Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

Powered by HIMSS, the VLE is a unique and dynamic education resource for academic professionals, students, adult learners, and clinical educators. It contains resources reflective of core international competencies designed to take you from A to Z in Health IT.

We’ve update the Top Navigation Toolbar to easily access our most popular VLE features/resources:

  • You can now easily access your User Profile by clicking on the Profile tab; the dropdown menu also takes you to Who’s Here. This shows other subscribers currently logged in to connect with if desired.
  • Enter HIMSS courses tied to certificates of completion by hovering over the Courses tab; the dropdown menu will take you to directly to course content.
  • We’ve updated the Help Desk tab within the main navigation button; the first tab is our community Message Board. Find information about upcoming events, hot topics/emerging trends, or request technical support. Subscribers are encouraged to share!

The Resource Index outlines every item in the Resource Library along with a short description. The updated Index contains new resources added along with archived webinar series on demand information.  The User Guide teaches the ins and outs of VLE navigation; learn how to create a profile and leverage our newest offerings. Login and download both updated resources today!

We’ve also added new resources:

  • The Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI) - a free, international, peer reviewed publication that is published three times a year and supports all functional areas of nursing informatics.
  • TIGER’s Informatics Definition Document can be downloaded via the Resource Library’s Basic Health IT Competencies folder.
  • All our previous webinars are now accessible via the Events Theatre.

Become a TIGER VLE Ambassador

If you love the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), help us spread the word! As an ambassador, we’ll equip each of you with a toolkit of VLE materials to share with colleagues, students, faculty, etc. Contact TIGER today to learn more!

Spotlight on New Zealand's Nursing Informatics Competencies

TIGER International Committee member, Karen Day, RN, RM, MA, PhD, FACHI, Senior Lecturer, Health Informatics at the University of Auckland, wrote a blog entry in follow-up to the TIGER VLE webinar, Health Informatics Competencies in New Zealand: A Review, held on July 9th. In 2015, the TIGER International Committee, with representation from 21 countries, began comprehensive activities to compile recommended core international informatics competencies reflective of many countries, scientific societies, and research projects known as the TIGER International Competency Synthesis Project. In collaboration with TIGER International Committee member and colleague, Michelle Honey, RN, PhD, FCNA, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing at the University of Auckland, and Day developed a case study focused on nursing informatics competencies in the New Zealand context, specifically for newly qualified nurses. What health informatics competencies should newly qualified nurses have? Click here to read the fully blog entry and access the VLE webinar recording.

Weekend Immersion in Nursing Informatics (WINI) on August 19-20 in Charlotte, NC

WINI is for anyone interested in life-long learning about healthcare informatics and nursing informatics.  It is specifically targeted for experienced nurses prepping for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or new informatics nurses gaining knowledge and skills expected in the Nursing Informatics role. The workshop provides an opportunity to prepare for the ANCC Nursing Informatics Certification Exam, including 18 CE Credits for nursing education as well as CPHIMSS and CAHIMSS CE credits. 

Sponsored by: HIMSS NC Chapter
Location:  Harris Conference Center in Charlotte, NC
Dates: Friday, August 19 & Saturday, August 20 from 8:00am – 5:30pm
Cost: $600 for NC, VA, SC HIMSS Chapter members; $650 for non-members.
Includes: Light breakfast, lunch, and snacks along 18 CE Credits (ANCC & CPHIMSS & CAHIMSS) and a 1-year subscription to CIN, Computers, Informatics and Nursing. Click here for more information and to register.


National Health IT Week 2016 (September 26-30th) is an independent, partner-driven awareness week focusing on expanding the value that health information technology (HIT) can bring to U.S. healthcare.  Events and activities are held around the country to bring recognition to this important cause. We hope your organization can join this year.   There is no cost for HIMSS members to become Partners of National Health IT Week 2016. We will keep you up to date on events during the Week, and your participation will be highlighted in our promotions across the industry. Become a Partner in National Health IT Week 2016 today!

Engage, Empower, and Collaborate with Women in Health IT

HIMSS has launched the Women in Health IT Roundtable, an opportunity for year-round engagement via education and networking.  As part of a robust strategy, Healthcare IT News launched a dedicated section of the website - "a room of one's own," so to speak - exclusively focused on news, career advice, profiles, success stories and recognition of women in health IT and the issues that are most pressing.  In addition, a Women in Health IT newsletter is being launched. 

The results of a 2015 HIMSS survey of 20,000 women in health IT on workplace, job satisfaction, recognition and opportunities to move up - coupled with another on salaries for women in this field compared with compensation for men - spoke clearly to HIMSS Executive Vice President Carla Smith.  Both surveys revealed pressing needs for resources and community for women in health IT. Carla Smith will be leading the first in the series of bimonthly webinars for the Women in Health IT Roundtable on August 25

OJNI Summer Edition Released

The Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI) Spring Edition, Volume 20, Number 2 has been released today! The OJNI draws to nursing informatics in practice, education, leadership, and research. This journal is an international, peer reviewed publication released three times a year that supports all functional areas of nursing informatics. HIMSS is currently looking for new submissions to be featured in future OJNI editions as well as peer reviewers. Click the following links to explore the author submission guidelines and the peer review process.  To read the latest edition, click here!  

Applications Open for HIMSS Health IT Awards and Scholarships, July 5 - August 29

HIMSS is now accepting nominations and applications for awards and scholarships that recognize significant professional contributions to the field of health IT, from outstanding industry service and leadership, service to HIMSS, chapter activity, and publications. Read full listing of awards, including the HIMSS-AMDIS Physician Executive Leader of the Year Award.

Check out the HIMSS & NCPDP Pharmacy Informatics Town Hall Series, sponsored by Surescripts

In collaboration with the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP), this three part Pharmacy Informatics Town Hall Series purpose is to increase awareness, identify the impact and promote the advancement of pharmacy and technology by bringing thought leaders and content to the Pharmacy Community sponsored by Surescripts.   We hope you can join us for the last two events:

  • Part 2: Electronic Prior Authorization: Helping Patients Get the Medications They Need on August 11, 2016 at 12:00pm - 1:00pmEDT. Register Today!
  • Part 3: ePrescribing Quality: Current Progress and the Path Ahead on August 23, 2016 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT. Register Today!

If you missed Part 1: Fight Opioid Abuse through e-Prescribing of Controlled Substances, click here to view the recording and download slides/additional handouts.

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