An Initiative for Technology and Health Informatics Education
Focusing on education reform, interprofessional community development and global workforce development, the Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER) initiative offers tools and resources for learners to advance their skills and for educators to develop valuable curricula.
By providing the necessary resources to integrate technology and informatics into education, clinical practice and research, the TIGER initiative helps prepare the next generation of global healthcare professionals to improve patient care. The spirit of TIGER is to maximize the integration of technology and health informatics into seamless practice, education, research and resource development.
Education and Reform
We create an environment that maximizes the possibilities of technology toward knowledge development and dissemination, driving rapid implementation of best practices as well as competency and curriculum development.
Interprofessional Community Development and Growth
We actively engage and collaborate with the global healthcare workforce, students and adult learners to encourage standardized, person-centered and technology-enabled processes to facilitate teamwork and relationships across the continuum of care worldwide.
Global Workforce Development
We foster a respectful learning community of diverse stakeholders that embrace shared values to drive innovation and technology around the world.
While informatics recommendations on competencies and education support the design of curricula and courses, they are unable to inform educators on how to customize content for local needs and requirements. That’s why the TIGER International Competency Synthesis Project (ICSP) and the EU*US eHealth Work Project came together to describe and validate the TIGER initiative’s framework of global informatics core competencies for health professionals.
Together, these projects compiled a recommendation framework of health informatics competencies (v2.0) to measure, inform, educate and advance development of a skilled workforce throughout the EU and U.S. and around the world. Although the EU*US eHealth Work Project has ended, we are compiling global case studies to continue bringing our findings to life, with a focus on all states within the EU.
Hear TIGER International Task Force Former Co-Chairs Ursula Hübner, PhD, professor, University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück, Germany, and Beth L. Elias, PhD, MS, FHIMSS, adjunct faculty, Panuska College of Professional Studies, University of Scranton, present these important project findings at the HIMSS19 Global Health Conference.
TIGER International Task Force
The TIGER International Task Force, seated under the HIMSS Professional Development Committee, provides our global community of 29 countries with knowledge, leadership and guidance in its efforts to reform technology and informatics education. It provides domain expertise through activities, projects and collaborations within the interprofessional community to support faculty, students, adult learners and providers.
TIGER Virtual Learning Environment
The TIGER Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is an interactive, online learning platform for academic professionals, students, adult learners and clinical educators. This personalized learning experience with courses, resource library and webinars expands knowledge and skill set in a self-paced format. Access resources and modules to incorporate into curricula, earn continuing education credits and obtain certificates of completion.
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