TIGER International Competency Synthesis Project
The TIGER International Task Force began comprehensive activities to compile recommended core international informatics competencies reflective of many countries, scientific societies, and research projects. The project involved three phases:
- Compilation of national case studies submitted by our global Committee members from Australia, Brazil, China/Taiwan, Finland, Germany (inclusive of Austria and Switzerland), Ireland, New Zealand, the Philippines, Portugal, Scotland and the United States.
- Deployment of a survey 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. The questionnaire was sent to 21 countries yielding participation from 43 experts to truly capture a global perspective.
- Creation of the Recommendation Framework 1.0 (nursing centric) derived from case studies, survey results, and stakeholder input. This framework was populated with international recommendations for cognitive competencies in nursing, aimed at providing a grid to host knowledge about informatics competencies, professional roles, priorities and practical experience.
Subsequently, the TIGER International Competency Synthesis Project (ICSP) and the EU*US eHealth Work Project, funded by the Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, joined forces to describe and validate the TIGER Initiative’s framework of global health informatics core competencies focused on a broad range of health professionals and their interprofessional collaboration with expert survey input from 51 countries and 22 global case studies.. Together, the findings populated Recommendation Framework 2.0 to help measure, inform, educate and advance the development of a skilled workforce throughout the EU, US and around the world.