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TIGER News | November 3, 2016

Interview Captures the Evolution of the TIGER Initiative

HIMSS President and CEO, Stephen Lieber, CAE, and Elsevier's Chief Professional Practice Officer, Michelle Troseth, MSN, RN, DPNAP, FAAN, discuss at length the TIGER initiative: its beginnings, evolution, the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and what the future holds for inter-professionalism. The interview was taped during the HIMSS Asia Pacific conference in Bangkok, Thailand this August. Click here to view the recorded interview.

Next Live TIGER Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Webinar on November 17th

Integrating Informatics Competencies into the Philippine Nursing Specialist Programs

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. 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 webinar will illustrate the findings of this country specific case study included in the TIGER International Committee's Competency Synthesis Project. Presented by John Francis Faustorilla Jr., DNS, University of the Philippines, Manila. Moderated by Toria Shaw, MSW, HIMSS TIGER Staff Liaison, Manager of Clinical Informatics.

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 *

*PLEASE NOTE: TIGER VLE subscription required to attend this event

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Explore TIGER's International Competency Synthesis Project

In 2015, the TIGER International Committee began comprehensive activities to compile recommended core international informatics competencies reflective of many countries, scientific societies, and research projects. This endeavor is comprised of three components:

  1. Compilation of national case studies submitted by our global Committee members from Australia, Brazil, Finland, Germany (inclusive of Austria and Switzerland), Ireland, New Zealand, the Philippines, Portugal, and Scotland. Case studies for China & Taiwan, Saudi Arabia and the United States are underway to aid project findings.
  2. Deployment of a survey on November 23, 2015 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.
  3. And lastly, we are finalizing a Recommendation Framework derived from our case studies, survey results, and stakeholder input. Our goal is to publish this final project component in early 2017.

The TIGER International Committee is chaired by Dr. Ursula Hübner, Professor of Medical and Health Informatics at the University of Osnabruck Applied Sciences in Germany, with 30 members and liaisons representing 21 countries: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and the United States.

Visit our project landing page to dive deeper into project findings and explore case studies. To date, the TIGER VLE webinar series has featured Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, the Philippines (live event on November 17th), and Portugal case studies. TIGER VLE subscribers can log in to watch these events on demand.

TIGER Co-Awarded Horizon 2020 Project Funding via the European Commission

In September 2016, the TIGER Initiative was co-awarded funding to address the need, development, and deployment of workforce IT skills, competencies, and training programs for trained eHealth actors in the European Union, United States, and around the globe, from the European Commission's Horizon 2020 research and innovation grant program.

This new 18-month project, spanning from September 2016 to February 2018 awarded just under $600,000 dollars to the EU*US eHealth Work Consortium. Consortium member organizations include:

The Consortium's mission is to map skills and competencies, provide access to knowledge tools and platforms, and strengthen, disseminate and exploit success outcomes for a skilled transatlantic eHealth workforce. The overall goal of the EU*US eHealth Work Project is to measure, inform, educate, and advance eHealth and health information technology skills, work and workforce development throughout Europe, the United States and globally.

TIGER is an ideal partner for several reasons: many members of the International Committee reside in Europe; we are capitalizing on our international competency synthesis project work underway; and finally, this initiative is far reaching - we have strong global alliances with healthcare professionals rooted in the heart of care delivery, education and training. Click here to read the full press release. Stay tuned for our EU*US Collaboration event details onsite at HIMSS17!

Become a TIGER VLE Ambassador

If you love the TIGER 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!

Webinar Events Hosted by the HIMSS Physician Community

The Healthcare Cybersecurity Pulse - Part 1: What's Happening and What's Next? on November 30, 2016
Hear what healthcare providers are doing with their cybersecurity programs based on results of the 2016 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey. Learn about the latest cyber threats, vulnerabilities, and mitigation information for the healthcare sector (news you can use): ransomware and more! Register Today!

The Healthcare Cybersecurity Pulse - Part 2: Tools and Resources You Can Use! on December 14, 2016
Learn about cybersecurity resources and tools from the government and private sector (HHS, FBI, NIST, and others). Gain insight into how you can improve your healthcare cybersecurity program with education, awareness, exercises, and more! Register Today!

2017 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, February 19-23, 2017

Taking place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, HIMSS17 brings together 40,000+ health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. Exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge health IT products and powerful networking are hallmarks of this industry-leading conference. More than 300 education programs feature keynotes, thought leader sessions, roundtable discussions and workshops, plus a full day of preconference symposia. To learn more about the conference and registration, click here.

Webinar: HIMSS17 Interoperability Showcase l Get Started

Thursday, November 10, 2016 | 1:00 pm ET
Now is the time to register for the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase! We will be starting planning calls in November so join us at our upcoming webinar to kick off the redesigned HIMSS17 Interoperability Showcase occurring February 20-22, 2017. We are happy to welcome you to the Interoperability Showcase. Get the facts on how to participate and how to make the most of your sponsorship! Meet the technical team and hit the ground running during our first planning call of the season. The Showcase has expanded to include all interoperability stakeholders and to demonstrate the entire health ecosystem, with no technical barriers to health IT solutions providers to participate. Register now!

Volunteer at the HIMSS17 Interoperability Showcase

We're looking for volunteers to support the HIMSS17 Interoperability Showcase. In exchange for your time, you'll receive a complimentary exhibitor badge to HIMSS17. Click here for more information and to apply.

Upcoming Roundtable: The Challenges of Care Coordination Involving Behavioral Health Data: A Panel Discussion on Tuesday, November 15th at 2pmCT

Sharing behavioral health data across the care continuum is an essential piece to patient-centered care and there is an increasing urgency to support and meet the needs of this population. This free roundtable webinar addresses the varied challenges clinicians, health systems and HIEs face in sharing behavioral health data across the healthcare eco-system, as well as the approaches used to successfully exchange the data. Our panelists will discuss recommendations that key stakeholder groups, from the federal government to EHR/HIE vendors, can take to make sharing behavioral health data a reality. For more information about joining the LTPAC Roundtable, please contact HIMSS staff liaison Lorren Pettit. Click here to join the Roundtable.

Healthcare Informatics Faculty - Open Position at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT

Sacred Heart University's Master of Science in Healthcare Informatics (MSHI) program is seeking candidates for a full-time, 10-month, onsite faculty position in this growing graduate program with over 100 currently enrolled students. The responsibilities of the position include in-person and online teaching, course and curriculum development, student recruitment and advisement, program evaluation, University service, and scholarship. If you have questions or would like to apply, send your CV/cover letter to Stephen C. Burrows, DPM, MBA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Clinical Assistant Professor, Chair, Health Science & Leadership, Program Director, Healthcare Informatics College of Health Professions. Click here for additional details.

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