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 HIMSS.org, 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, MSW, HIMSS TIGER Staff Liaison, Manager of Clinical Informatics.
Date: Tuesday, August 9th 2016
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
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
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.