|Meet Jessica Liston - TIGER's Inaugural Intern
Passionate about advancing nursing practice, Jessica Liston, RN, MS chose informatics and in particular informatics competencies among staff nurses as part of her work in completing her Masters of Science. Her work, Self-Assessment of Perceived Informatics Competencies Among Staff Nurses at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Hospital, was published in Journal of Informatics Nursing thisMarch 2017. Because of her initiative and collaborative nature, Jessica has been placed in a pivotal leadership position at her workplace, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Hospital, in the role of Informatics Specialist along with the role of Operating Room Manager.
In working with both nurses and physicians within that role, Jessica has steadfastly advocated and promoted the position that clinicians need to play in EHR implementation and optimization within her organization. Whether it’s participating in the world record surfboard paddleout in her native Santa Cruz, or her intellectual curiosity, that leads her to embrace new challenges and opportunities. Jessica has participated in international medical volunteer experiences from which she has deepened her understanding about the commonality of the international community of care providers. She feels greatly honored and respects the trust that has been shown in her capabilities as the inaugural intern selected for TIGER. Jessica will be working with the TIGER Committee on the EU*US eHealth Work Project and the International Informatics Competencies Synthesis Project (ICSP), while obtaining her Doctor of Nursing Practice. Please join us in welcoming Jessica to the TIGER team!
Launch of TIGER's Scholars Workgroup
In FY18, TIGER will launch a Scholars Workgroup, Chaired by TIGER Committee member, Dr. Stephen Burrows, DPM, MBA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, CPHIT, Chair & Program Director, Healthcare Informatics, Sacred Heart University and liaised by Ruth Schleyer, MSN, RN-BC, COI, Senior Program Manager, Informatics Education, Providence St. Joseph Health. The Scholars Workgroup will provide a professional community that will inform and enhance current educational practices through:
Are you are interested in becoming a part of this dynamic Workgroup? Please share your bio and CV via email to email@example.com by August 15th.
- A network of like-minded professionals within HIMSS/TIGER for informatics programs
- Sharing of knowledge and best practices to advance the discipline
- Networking with colleagues who share similar opportunities and challenges
- A place to convene, share, and learn about state-of-the-art approaches and best practices in education and training within the academic informatics community
- Will launch a TIGER Scholars Program - stay tuned for more details!
TIGER VLE Webinar Series and Archive
The TIGER Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) 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 enduring credits are designated for 1 hour per event. Webinar events are recorded live and then archived in the VLE’s Events Theatre for on-demand watching.
The next TIGER VLE webinar takes place on August 1st: TIGER VLE Adoption Story: Mini-Byte Modules Directed at Informatics Competency Attainment in Nurse Educators
The TIGER VLE collaboration with Regis College focused on a scholarly project that provided nurse educators with mini-bytes or small chunks of informatics competency concepts and content in order to improve informatics competency attainment in nurse educators, and ultimately, in benefit of the students they teach. The education modules included content from the VLE in order to provide the most current, evidence-based content to the nurse educator participants. This project was conducted as part of the requirements of a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program. Hear how the TIGER VLE was integrated into this project along with real life examples applicable to the nursing community. Presented by Dr. Melinda Luther, DNP, RN, CNE, Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar, Associate Professor, Rivier University. Moderated by Toria Shaw, MSW, HIMSS TIGER Staff Liaison, Senior Manager of Clinical Informatics.
Co-authors of the project include: Karen Crowley, DNP, APRN-BC, Associate Dean Graduate Nursing, Regis College, Denise Baxter, EdD, RN, CNE, Program Director, Graduate MS Nursing Education, Rivier University, Nancy Bittner, PhD, CNS, RN, Vice President for Education, Hallmark Health System.
Date: August 1, 2017
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
If you missed the SUNY Plattsburgh’s TIGER VLE Curriculum Adoption Stories webinar on June 14th, click here to access the Event recording.
The Evolution of the TIGER Initiative TIGER (Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform) began as a grassroots initiative in 2006 within the nursing community, with support from over 70 contributing organizations including the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and HIMSS, two grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and a personal endowment. Focused on better preparing the clinical workforce to use technology and informatics to improve the delivery of patient care, TIGER transitioned to HIMSS, effective September 22, 2014 under Clinical Informatics with an interprofessional, interdisciplinary focus. This article details the initiative’s history leading up to where TIGER’s mission has advanced to in 2017. Click here to access the full CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing article.
By Toria Shaw, MSW, HIMSS Manager, Clinical Informatics, Joyce Sensmeier, RN-BC, MS, CPHIMSS, FHIMSS, FAAN, HIMSS VP, Informatics and Christel Anderson, MA, HIMSS Senior Director, Interoperability Initiatives
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