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HIMSS19: Champions of Health Unite

The 2019 HIMSS Global Conference & Exhibition, February 11–15, 2019 in Orlando, Florida is the leading health information and technology conference, bringing together 45,000+ professionals from 90+ countries for the education, innovation and collaboration they need to transform health through information and technology – all at one time, all in one place. Choose from 300+ education sessions, 1,300+ vendors, hundreds of special programs and endless networking events. Click here to learn more.


HIMSS19 TIGER Events – Join Us in Orlando!


Global TIGER Community Meetup

Calling all global TIGER community pioneers, members and those wishing to get involved – meet up at the HIMSS Spot! This meetup will focus on sharing about TIGER’s current projects, ways to get involved, and networking.
Date: Wednesday, February 13th
Time: 12:00-12:45pmET
Location: First floor of the Exhibit Hall – Lobby C
RSVP: Email Toria Shaw, HIMSS TIGER Staff Liaison at

Global Health Informatics Competencies: Recommendations for Interprofessional Care Delivery
This will be the first ever TIGER led Views from the Top session. Health informatics (HI) recommendations on competencies and education underpin the design of curricula and courses, but they cannot inform educators on how the content can be customized for local needs and requirements. The International Competency Synthesis Project (ICSP) and the EU*US eHealth Work Project, funded by the European Commission, were executed to empirically describe and validate the TIGER (Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform) Initiative framework of HI competencies for a broad range of health professionals and their inter-professional collaboration. The framework is the first of its kind to reconcile the need for both a global overview and for local hands-on experience in teaching and learning health informatics. Presented by TIGER International Task Force members, Dr. Ursula Hübner, Professor, University of Applied Sciences Osnabruck, Germany & Dr. Beth Elias, Faculty, University of Scranton, PA, USA.
Date: Wednesday, February 13th
Time: 4:00 – 5:00pmET
Session #: 179
Location: Room 304 A-D 
Click here to access the blog post interview of Drs. Elias and Hübner to learn more!

EU/US Collaborations to Ensure a Capable eHealth Workforce
Patients, populations, workflow processes and communications are becoming more dependent on information technology, the data gathered and the information and knowledge extracted. Healthcare improvements and clinical care outcomes require the mining of the vast stores of data being gathered through these technologies. Information and communication technologies can be the catalyst for new and far-reaching forms of patient and consumer interactions. However, to harness this power, healthcare needs a globally informed and engaged workforce. Currently, evidence exists to support the idea that the healthcare workforce does not possess the competence to maximize these tools. A multipronged, international and interprofessional effort is needed to bridge this gap from the education pipeline to the bedside. This crucial conversation will begin to address options for building that bridge. Presented by Marisa Wilson, TIGER Scholars Workgroup member, Associate Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham & Paula Procter, TIGER International Task Force co-chair, Professor, Sheffield Hallam University, England.
Date: Thursday, February 14th
Time: 4:00 – 5:00pmET
Session #: 292
Location: Room W303A

TIGER Community Tour of the Interop Showcase
Discover the HIMSS19 Interoperability Showcase™ - the highest trafficked area of the exhibit floor that is packed with 20 demonstrations, a large theater, a product marketplace and more. The TIGER Community Hour will provide an up close and personal demonstration of how health information exchange impacts patient care.
Date: Tuesday, February 12th
Time: 2:00 – 3:00pmET
Location: Interoperability Showcase #9100 | Hall F | Tangerine Ballroom
Duration: 1 hour
RSVP: Click here to RSVP today!

We hope you can join us for one or more of these educational events at HIMSS19 in sunny Orlando, Florida next month!
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