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TIGER News | September 1, 2016


Yet Another Cybersecurity Warning Sign: Big Whoop?

Health information is under attack. We know this to be true from several warning systems. We see this in the increased number of anecdotal stories surrounding patient data breaches and hospital data ransoms in the trade and popular press. We also see this in the pervasiveness of these attacks reported by participants in our 2016 Cybersecurity study. Click here to read more.

For TIGER VLE subscribers, we encourage you to listen the archived webinar recording of Decoding Information Privacy, Security, and the Law in the Healthcare Sector from August 9, 2016. This webinar aimed to educate subscribers 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.

Fall TIGER VLE Webinar Lineup

We are excited to share our fall TIGER VLE (hyperlink) webinar lineup. Our webinar series is designed to get to know leaders in the health IT field and is ideal for knowledge expansion and staff development/training. CPHIMS/CAHIMS (hyperlink) enduring credit are designated for 1 hour per event. We hope you can join us for one or more of these informative webinars!

Planting Seeds: Developing a Mature Health IT Team on September 22nd
Emerging technology, regulatory changes and organizational restructuring to meet the industry’s demands continues to challenge healthcare organizations. HITECH legislation acknowledged a workforce and skillset shortage and subsequently implemented several programs. Some industry leaders require staff with specialty certifications. This session will discuss organizational efforts needed to build strong, mature team members. Presented by Karen Marie Wilding, Director IS&T Operations, University of Maryland Medical System & Ernie Hood, Senior Director, The Advisory Board Company.

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time: 1:00pmCT/2:00pmET
Location: TIGER Virtual Learning Environment
Duration:  1 hour
Registration: Click "Add to Calendar" to reserve your spot *

10 Essential Point-of-Care Applications for Health Providers on October 12th
Emerging technology, regulatory changes and organizational restructuring to meet the industry’s demands continues to challenge healthcare organizations. HITECH legislation acknowledged a workforce and skillset shortage and subsequently implemented several programs. Some industry leaders require staff with specialty certifications. This session will discuss organizational efforts needed to build strong, mature team members. Presented by Linda Hogan, PhD, Director, Faculty Development, Family Medicine Residency, UPMC – St. Margaret, Department of Family Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, TIGER Committee member

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time: 1:00pmCT/2:00pmET
Location: TIGER Virtual Learning Environment
Duration:  1 hour
Registration: Click “Add to Calendar” to reserve your spot *

Integrating Informatics Competencies into the Philippine Nursing Specialist Programs on November 17th
This event originally took place on May 3rd. Due to technical difficulties, we’ll present live again. Three programs were developed for the completion of an informatics nurse specialist track using the specialization path of the National Nursing Career Progression Program in the Philippines. The basic, advanced, and informatics nurse specialist programs were prepared to contain (1) a program description, (2) pre-requisite requirements, (3) program objectives, (4) course outline based on the competencies identified, and (5) expected competencies to be met. In addition, course outlines were adopted from the knowledge and skill sets of the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) and International Medical Informatics Association - Nursing Informatics (IMIA-NI) Special Interest Group. Sections of analysis were found to be useful as a basis for benchmarking the informatics nursing specialist programs in the Philippines. This webinar will share key characteristics identified along with health informatics components infused into country specific nursing programs. Theories and models associated with informatics nursing practice will also be described. This presentation is part of TIGER’s international competency synthesis project showcasing country specific case studies via the VLE webinar series. Presented by John Francis Faustorilla Jr. , DNS, University of the Philippines, Manila, TIGER International Committee member.

Date: Thursday, November 17th, 2016 
Time: 6:00pmCT/7:00pmET (Friday, November 18th 8:00AM Singapore)
Location: TIGER Virtual Learning Environment
Duration:  1 hour
Registration: Click “Add to Calendar” to reserve your spot *

Delivering Health Informatics Education to the Workforce on December 13th
VHA (Veteran’s Health Administration) recognizes that a workforce educated in Health IT is vital. The rapid expansion of information and systems has necessitated the development and maintenance of core Health IT competencies across all healthcare disciplines. Our presenters will share their approach to delivering health IT education across multiple disciplines.   Presented by Danielle Marano, MSN, RN, Management Analyst, Department of Veterans Affairs & Jennifer Kalman, Management Analyst, Department of Veterans Affairs.  

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Time: 11:00amCT/12:00pmET
Location: TIGER Virtual Learning Environment
Duration:  1 hour
Registration: Click “Add to Calendar” to reserve your spot *

*PLEASE NOTE: TIGER VLE subscription required to attend these events

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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.


Become a TIGER VLE Ambassador

If you love the TIGER 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!


IHE NA Connectathon System Registration Opens September 12, 2016

IHE Profiles are the foundation of interoperability in the US. Don't miss your opportunity to test the strength of your health IT solutions with closest competitors in a challenging, non-competitive environment at the IHE North American (NA) Connectathon. Accomplish months of development in minutes. Solve problems and debug systems. All while building quality into your products and meeting industry standards for interoperability.

IHE NA Connectathon system registration is open September 12 - October 7, 2016. Learn how you can participate by downloading our live IHE NA Connectathon and HIMSS Interoperability ShowcaseTM Introductory Webinar or visit our website for more information.


With MACRA, Doctors Have Big Concerns for Small Practices

Lee Gross, MD, is worried. He has practiced family medicine in North Port, Florida, near Sarasota, for 14 years. But he and two partners are the last small, independent practice in the town of 62,000. Everyone else has moved away, joined larger groups, or become salaried employees of hospitals or health companies. "We're struggling to survive," Gross, 47, said. "Our kind of practice is dying in this country, and medicine itself is changing so rapidly that doctors everywhere seem to be burning out. " Read full story


Share your HIT story for National Health IT Week

Inspire progress with your #IHeartHIT story to support National Health IT Week. We are at a critical point on the path to healthcare transformation in the U.S. Policymakers want to know if we are making progress on health IT interoperability, so that the right information is available to the right person, at the right time, on the right device, in the right format to empower the right health decisions. Share your story to support National Health IT Week (September 26-30th). National Health IT Week 2016 is an independent, partner-driven virtual awareness week made up of local, regional and national events that offer all healthcare stakeholders an opportunity to unite in support of the benefits that health information technology (HIT) can bring to U.S. healthcare.


Nominations for the Most Influential Women in HIT Award

This awards program recognizes prominent women at all stages of their health IT careers. Awards will be presented to women who, demonstrate ongoing commitment to harnessing the power of IT to positively transform health and healthcare, demonstrate active leadership of the effective use of IT in support of the strategic initiatives of their organizations, drive innovative, out-of-the-box thinking about health IT by an entity, community or population, represent the highest standards of leadership, and are respected and recognized as role models to peers and the field. Recipients will be honored during HIMSS17 in Orlando, Florida at the Most Influential Women in Health IT Awards Dinner on Monday, February 20, 2017. The call for nominations is open now through October 17, 2016. Nominate yourself or another female colleague today.


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