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What We Do

TIGER International Task Force

The global TIGER (Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform) community 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 interprofessional community.


  • Reforming clinician education curriculum through the integration of IT, 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 IT education infrastructure.
  • Identifying, modeling and implementing collaborative partnerships among public and private academic enterprises to launch a global Informatics Scholar Program directed at advanced level degree students.
  • Increasing faculty and student acceptance and understanding of health IT through education and training, incentives and necessary resource support.

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

Bob Brookshire

Robert (Bob) Brookshire, MED, AB, PhD

Director, Graduate Studies in Health IT, University of South Carolina, USA

Domestic Co-chair

Paula Procter

Paula Procter, RN, CertEd(FE), MSc, SFHEA, FBCS, CITP, FIMIANI

Professor, Nursing Informatics

Sheffield Hallam University,  England, UK

International Co-chair

Kaija Saranto

Kaija Saranto, RN, PhD, FACMI, FAAN, FIAHSI

Professor, Health and Human Services Informatics, Department of Health and Social Management

University of Eastern Finland

International Co-chair Liaison

Cory Stephens


Nurse Consultant (Informatics)

National Institutes of Health, DC, USA

Domestic Co-chair Liaison



Toria Shaw, MSW, Senior Manager, Professional Development, serves as the HIMSS TIGER Staff Liaison.

In addition to the TIGER International Task Force, the community comprises:

TIGER Scholars Workgroup

TIGER VLE Workgroup

TIGER Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

EU*US eHealth Work Project: Access the global case studies compilation