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TIGER News | November 30, 2017


Announcement of EU*US eHealth Work Project Survey Winners
Participants in the EU*US eHealth Work Project Survey, deployed on February 14th and closed on June 15th, were automatically entered into a raffle through the TIGER Initiative and randomly selected to receive a $100 gift card or donate $100 to a charity of their choice, as thanks for taking part in the survey. We are excited to share the lucky winners: Marianne Berger MSN, RN, CCM of the United States, Sabu K. M., MSc, PhD of India, and Dr. Veit Busch of Germany. 

Marianne Berger of MedStar Health graciously donated her prize to the University of Maryland's School of Nursing, Graduate Informatics Program. Berger says of her alma mater, "The program was great preparation for a change in focus in my nursing career". Dr. Veit Busch of Castrop-Rauxel Medical Park donated his prize to Aktion Deutschland Hilft, Germany's Relief Coalition.

Many thanks to all who participated and congratulations to the prize winners!

Save 20% off TIGER Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Subscriptions through December 31, 2017


Powered by HIMSS, the TIGER VLE is a one-stop online health IT education portal for academic professionals, students, adult learners, and clinical educators. The VLE contains resources reflective of core international competencies designed to take you from A to Z in Health IT: 

  • Easily integrate health IT modules and resources into your curriculum
  • Earn CPHIMS and CAHIMS credits; prepare for the CAHIMS certification
  • HIMSS courses tied to certificates of completion 
  • Access the VLE through a one-year, unlimited access $40 subscription that includes the webinar series and archive.
Don't overlook this low cost, high value online health IT learning solution designed to expand skillset and knowledge base on important health IT and informatics topics. Start 2018 off by diversifying your health IT skillset. Receive 20% off subscriptions throughout December 31, 2017 by entering 20FOR2018 in the Discount Code box on the VLE registration page. Click here to subscribe today!

Upcoming TIGER VLE Webinar Series Events
The 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.

Starting in December, we'll kick off a webinar series focused on the EU*US eHealth Work Project - a multidisciplinary and transatlantic project working to improve health IT education throughout EU and US. The goal of this project is to improve skills, increase educational and training opportunities, and promote knowledge and development of the field of eHealth. We hope you can join us!

Find Out What's Making eHealth Work Trans-Atlantically:  An Update on the EU*US eHealth Work Project
Building on its grassroots foundation and community support, the TIGER (Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform) Initiative mission continues to advance through its global outreach and stakeholder adoption. In September 2016, TIGER was co-awarded funding to address the need, development, and deployment of workforce IT skills, competencies, and training programs for trained eHealth workers from the European Commission's Horizon 2020 research and innovation grant program. The 20-month EU*US eHealth Work Project, spanning from September 2016 to April 2018,  will work to measure, inform, educate and advance development of a skilled eHealth workforce throughout the European Union, United States and globally. The overall project goal is to create a legacy of digitally empowered health care professionals now and in the future. Join us for an exciting update on how the EU*US eHealth Work Project is making eHealth work Trans-Atlantically. Presented by Rachelle Blake, PA, MHA, CEO/President, Omni Micro Systems/Omni Med Solutions, GmbH, TIGER International Taskforce Member and Toria Shaw, MSW, Senior Manager, Clinical Informatics, HIMSS North America.

Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2018
Time: 11:00amCT/12:00pmET/1800CET
Location: TIGER Virtual Learning Environment 
Duration: 1 hour
Registration: Click "Add to Calendar" to reserve your spot *

Measuring and Pioneering Informatics at Sutter Health
Sutter Health is a not-for-profit unified health care network providing comprehensive medical care in more than 100 Northern California cities and towns. Sutter has 53,000 employees and 12,000 physicians in their network, making them the 8th largest health system in the U.S. Our informatics journey began when Sutter partnered with Epic, taking our first of 24 hospitals "live" in 2008 and continued through 2016. Today we continue to build a nursing informatics team to improve safety, increase efficiency and add value for patients and clinicians. We completed case studies from 2 different perspectives for the EU*US eHealth Work Project, on nursing informatics.  Join TIGER for this presentation on Sutter Health's journey into the trials and successes of Informatics Implementation and their case study development. Presented by Jessica Liston MS, RN, CNOR, OR Manager, TIGER Initiative Intern, Donna Woelfel, RN-BC, MSN, CPHIMS, Vice President, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, and Bettianne Wiessler MPA, RN, Nurse Informaticist Leader, Sutter Health.

Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Time: 10:00amPT/12:00pmCT/1:00pmET
Location: TIGER Virtual Learning Environment 
Duration: 1 hour
Registration: Click "Add to Calendar" to reserve your spot *

Preparing the Informatics Workforce in the UK
In the United Kingdom and across the world, the health and social care sector is one of the most rapidly changing and high-profile industries in society. Policy changes alongside financial challenges are putting greater demands on healthcare professionals in terms of knowledge, skills and qualifications. The changing focus of the health and care sector onto patient-centered care, greater choice and control for service users, and awareness of the importance of healthy lifestyles have increased the demand for well-trained and multi-skilled people in a wide range of rewarding roles. In particular, knowledge of and skills in informatics are becoming crucial as technology becomes embedded in the infrastructure of healthcare systems in the UK and worldwide. In information terms, nurses and midwives are the professional groups who have the most interaction with patients, their relatives and friends.  This places nurses and midwives in a unique role amongst clinicians as the vital element link in the information infrastructure within health care. This presentation will dive into two Health Informatics programs in the United Kingdom - "one in England and the other in Scotland - "that have sought to better prepare the current and incoming workforce for these national and global challenges. Presented by Paula Procter, RN, PGCE, MSc, SFHEA, FBCS, CITP, FIMIANI, Principal Lecturer/Reader, Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health, Sheffield Hallam University, TIGER Committee Taskforce Member, and Siobhan O'Connor, PhD, B.Sc., CIMA CBA, B.Sc., RN, Lecturer, School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Care, Edinburgh Napier University, TIGER International Taskforce Liaison.

Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018
Time: 10:00amCT/12:00pmET/1600GMT
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

The Road to Interoperability - An Executive Education Event in Cleveland, Ohio on January 17
Join IHE USA and HIMSS for an exclusive workshop for health IT executives to gain tactical, strategic, and technical perspectives to achieve true interoperable healthcare from organizations that have achieved success leveraging IHE's interoperability solutions. Learn about IHE and the value of the IHE NA Connectathon to improve the quality, value, and safety of healthcare by enabling rapid, scalable, and secure access to health information at the point of care. Registration is now open and will be limited to 50 of the top health IT leaders. Register today.



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Register for the HIMSS18 Nursing Informatics Symposium: Demonstrating Nursing Value Through Health IT
The HIMSS18 Nursing Informatics Symposium will highlight the value that nurses deliver through the use of health IT and the importance of learning how to showcase that value. Aligned with the HIMSS Health IT Value STEPS™ framework, each session will provide the tools to create a business case for moving your work forward. Attendees will hear from industry leaders, engage and network with colleagues, and have the opportunity to view poster presentations. Session topics will include improving nursing documentation, predictive analytics, telehealth and cybersecurity. Click here for more information. 

HIMSS18 Annual Conference takes place March 5-9, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. To learn more and register, click here. Early bird registration rates close December 18, 2017.

SINI2018: 28TH Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics
The 28th Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics (July 18-20) will focus on cybersecurity to include enhanced use and availability of technologies in the health care environment. Included are presentations and interactive sessions on challenges and strategies to manage security, large-scale disasters and business continuity planning, and factors that influence the inclusion and capture of social determinants of health data in the electronic health record. For more information, click here.

Clinical Informatics Insights Newsletter
HIMSS Clinical Informatics Insights is a provider's source for timely and comprehensive articles on effective integration of informatics across the continuum of care. Published the second Monday of every month, this complimentary e-newsletter highlights improvements in clinical quality and support of health IT practices, policies, and tools. To learn more, click here.

Apply for HIMSS Member Advancement
Active HIMSS members are recognized for their dedication to our society and industry when they become a Senior or Fellow member. By contributing to the health IT industry through presentations, publications and volunteer participation, members are acknowledged for their contributions and continued participation to the health IT industry and HIMSS. Interested in applying? Click here to learn more.

Volunteer at the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase!
Each year, the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase draws thousands of people to the largest exhibit on the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition floor! We are seeking engaged volunteers to help us convey the value of interoperability through your unique perspectives and help our attendees get the most from their experience!  Volunteering at the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase includes a number of benefits, including a complimentary HIMSS18 badge, which gives you access to the exhibition hall and conference education sessions March 6-9. Learn more and apply now!

HIMSS North America Board Chair Honored with Woman of the Year in Technology Award
Recognized for her accomplishments as a woman in technology in the state of Georgia, HIMSS North America Board Chair Denise Hines received the Woman of the Year in Technology - Small Enterprise Award, from Women in Technology (WIT). WIT is a group of Georgia companies on the leading edge of science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) industries. Read more.

Journey to HIMSS18: Physician Community Events
December 5, 2017 | 11:00 - 11:30am PST
Journey to HIMSS18 - a new series of complimentary webinars - offers you the opportunity to get a heads-up on what's new, what to expect, hot topics to explore, and how to plan your agenda for HIMSS18. Get a preview of the education, exhibition and networking opportunities at HIMSS18, many designed by physicians for physicians. Join us to hear about the wide variety of offerings for physicians to improve the quality, cost-effectiveness, and safety of patient care, and transform health through IT.  Register Today!

10 Health IT Predictions for 2018: Al, Blockchain, Robotics and a $100 Million Class-action Suit
By the end of 2020, 25 percent of data used in medical care will be collected and shared with health systems by the patients themselves. In the same timeframe, adoption rates of IoT-enabled asset tracking and inventory management systems in hospitals will have doubled worldwide, improving patient safety, staff satisfaction and operational efficiency. Read full story.

Innovating Self-Care through Health Information and Technology Systems
Parkland Health & Hospital System has come a long way from the dilapidated clapboard building it once was. Throughout its evolution from a six-decade-old structure into a 2.1 million square foot facility (one of the largest healthcare projects in the country) that opened in 2015, Parkland has rapidly evolved in their demonstration of excellence in care delivery, through their use of health information and technology systems to improve patient outcomes. Read full details.

Explore HIMSS Virtual Events
HIMSS Virtual Events provide access to a series of exclusive digital educational programs - directly from the comfort of your desktop or tablet. Interact and explore healthcare IT advances and exchange ideas as never before. Click here to explore full list of upcoming events.

Plug-a-thon
IHE USA is hosting the largest health IT testing event in the USA called the IHE NA Connectathon 2018 in Cleveland - January 15-19, 2018. They are featuring four new Plug-a-thon tracks including Blockchain - Healthcare, mHealth, Devices on FHIR, and Internet of Things - Medical. Each track is focused on innovative health IT technologies and are designed to explore and create new capabilities for products to interoperate with each other within or across IT realms of the healthcare ecosystem.  Check out their blog to learn more about each track.



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