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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.

2019-20 Task Force Leadership

Bob BrookshireRobert (Bob) Brookshire, MED, AB, PhD
Director, Graduate Studies in Health IT, University of South Carolina, USA
Domestic Co-chair

Paula ProcterPaula Procter, RN, CertEd(FE), MSc, SFHEA, FBCS, CITP, FIMIANI
Professor, Nursing Informatics, Sheffield Hallam University,  England, UK
International Co-chair

Kaija SarantoKaija 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 StephensCory Stephens MSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS, SHIMSS
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: Click here to access the global case studies compilation

Want to learn more about the TIGER Initiative? Please visit our main landing page.