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TIGER News | December 1, 2016

TIGER Takeover of Clinical Informatics Insights November Edition
The TIGER (Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform) Initiative was invited to take-over the November issue of Clinical Informatics Insights and we are so excited to finally share this edition. We hope you relish learning more about our global activities, projects, tools, and resources reflective of our interprofessional, interdisplinary approach. HIMSS Clinical Informatics Insights is an electronic interprofessional publication with over 13,000 subscribers to date. Click here to access the November TIGER edition today!

Next Live TIGER Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Webinar on December 13th
Delivering Health Informatics Education to the Workforce
The 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 this event

Not subscribed to the TIGER VLE yet? Sign up today and join us on the journey of education reform!

Join New HIMSS Nursing Informatics Job Descriptions Workgroup
The Nursing Informatics field is growing substantially. As these roles vary throughout healthcare organizations, it is vital to have job descriptions that can be referenced for needed competencies. This workgroup will explore careers within Nursing Informatics to create standardized job descriptions that can be utilized to educate and expand the knowledge of individuals-from new nurses who want to learn about Nursing Informatics careers to existing Nursing Informaticists who want to broaden their career choices. This workgroup will meet on a monthly basis under the leadership of the valued HIMSS NI Committee members and co-chairs Nancy Beale, MSN, RN-BC, Vice President, Clinical Systems & Integration, NYU Langone Medical Center and Bonne Farberow, MSN, RN-BC, Population Health Executive, Cerner Corporation. For more information, please contact Trisha Pongco, Coordinator, Clinical Informatics, HIMSS North America. Click here to sign up.

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.

Technology Evolving the Role of Nurses and the Future of Patient Care
Computers, mobile devices and state-of-the-art connected medical devices have changed the healthcare industry in a big way. Nurses serving in the frontlines, however, are often left out of discussions around information technology being central to delivery patient-centered care.

TIGER Pioneer, Michelle Troseth, MSN, RN, DPNAP, FAAN, Elsevier's Chief Professional Practice Officer, shares many insights on how the integration of technology in nursing has progressed beyond supporting data processing functions to playing an important role in patient care. Click here to read the full interview.

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.

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.

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2016 HIMSS Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey

Since 2004, HIMSS has surveyed the Nursing Informatics Community to gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the informatics nurse professional. We need your feedback to complete the big picture for 2016. This survey will capture current professional status, salary and practice trends, while identifying changes that have occurred over the years in the Nursing Informatics workforce. Share Your Insights.

HIMSS Honors High-Touch/High-Tech Care with the Kate Granger Compassionate Care Award

Recognizing the value of and need for the human spirit between caregivers and the patients they serve, HIMSS is honored to bring the Kate Granger Compassionate Care Award to North America. The call for applications is now open, and will close on Monday, December 12th. The recipients of the award will be honored at HIMSS17, during the Awards Gala, which will be held at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando, on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Read the full press release.

Improving Patient Safety - Two Part Webinar Series

Learn from thought-leading provider organizations how to support patient safety initiatives. Part one of the series is on December 13th will define best practices to utilize health IT in patient safety initiatives and processes to incorporate into clinical workflows. Part two will continue on January 10, 2017  and discuss how to improve the effectiveness of information governance in relation to patient safety and related change management. Join us for one or both events!

HIMSS Member Engagement Webinar | Optimize Your Membership | January 9, at 3:00 CT

Interested in becoming more involved with HIMSS? Want to get the most out of your member benefits but unsure how? Join the HIMSS Member Engagement Webinar! Learn how to:

  • Get more involved with HIMSS North America
  • Take advantage of member benefits
  • Manage your membership with great tips and tricks
  • Find the right opportunities for you - attending events, volunteering, participating in a HIMSS community, advancing your career and more!

Take the next to step and register here.

HIMSS17 Early Bird Deadline December 5th

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. Click here to learn more about the conference and register today!

Webinar Events Hosted by the HIMSS Physician Community

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!

If you missed Part 1: The Healthcare Cybersecurity Pulse: What’s Happening and What’s Next?, click here to access and catch up today!

Call for Authors and Peer Reviewers for the Online Journal of Nursing Informatics

The Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI) is currently looking for submissions to be featured in the 2017 Spring Edition, releasing during HIMSS17! Continuing Education (CE) credit towards CPHIMS will be the newest addition to the journal! The OJNI draws to nursing informatics in practice, education, leadership, and research and is an international, peer reviewed publication that supports all functional areas of nursing informatics. Click the following links to explore the author submission guidelines and the peer review process.  To read the latest edition, click here!

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