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What We Do

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

Activities

  • 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
Lecturer
University College Cork, Ireland: International Co-Chair

 

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

 

TIGER Virtual Learning Environment Workstream

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 Workstream

Ruth Schleyer, MSN
Chief Nursing Informatics Officer
Legacy Health: Chair

 

Informatics Educators Resource Navigator Workstream

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

 

David Gibbs, PhD, CPHIMS, CPHI, CHPS, CISSP, FHIMSS
Assistant Professor
Texas State University, San Marcos: Liaison