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TIGER International Task Force

The global TIGER (Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform) initiative is led by the HIMSS TIGER International Task Force, which is charged with providing domain expertise, leadership and guidance to activities, projects and collaborations within the global health informatics community.

The task force is further supported by workstreams devoted to actualizing resource development and project scopes of work.

  • TIGER Virtual Learning Environment: Dedicated to keeping the initiative’s online learning platform up to date and globally applicable
  • Global TIGER Network: Devoted to pioneers and representatives from countries who want to participate in projects and meetings on a limited basis
  • Informatics Educator Resource Navigator: Focused on curation of a thoughtful collection of documents, best practices, case studies, tutorials and templates directed at educators aligned to the TIGER Virtual Learning Environment and beyond


  • Reforming clinician education curriculum through the integration of information and technology, information literacy, informatics and the infusion of technologies for learning in a robust virtual learning environment
  • Developing and implementing learning innovations; fostering faculty development and ensuring universities and providers have the necessary health information and technology education infrastructure
  • Increasing faculty and student acceptance and understanding of health information and technology through education and training, incentives and resource support

2020–21 Goals

  • Refine the TIGER Scholar Informatics Internship Program
  • Populate and launch the Informatics Educator Resource Navigator
  • Develop strategic plan
  • Develop global health informatics courses and digital workshops

The TIGER International Task Force is composed of 60 members representing 29 countries worldwide: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China/Taiwan, Denmark, England, Finland, Germany, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, the Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland and the U.S.

2020–2021 Task Force Leadership

Gabriela Mustata Wilson, PhD, MSc, FHIMSS
Co-Director, Multi-Interprofessional Center for Health Informatics
University of Texas at Arlington: Domestic Co-Chair


Sile Creedon, PhD, MSc, DipIT
University College Cork, Ireland: International Co-Chair


Franky, BPharm(Hons), BCGP, CAHIMS
Senior Pharmacist
Woodlands Health Campus, Singapore: International Liaison


TIGER Virtual Learning Environment Work Stream

Ulla-Mari Kinnunen, PhD, MHS, RN
Adjunct Professor, Senior Lecturer
University of Eastern Finland: Chair


Ragan DuBose-Morris, PhD, EdS, MA
Associate Professor, Telehealth Educator Manager
Medical University of South Carolina: Liaison


Global TIGER Network Work Stream

Ruth Schleyer, MSN, RN-BC, COI
Chief Nursing Informatics Officer
Legacy Health: Chair


Informatics Educators Resource Navigator Work Stream

David Marc, PhD, CHDA
Health Informatics & Information Management, Department Chair
The College of St. Scholastica: Chair


Assistant Professor
Texas State University, San Marcos: Liaison


Global Health Informatics Course Development Work Stream

 Kareen Hall (Clarke), MPH, CPHIMS, FACHE
Professor & Digital Health Lead, Seneca College
Faculty Advisor, Enactus-Seneca; Chair