An Initiative for Technology and Health Informatics Education

The Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER) initiative from HIMSS provides the global health workforce with innovative informatics/eHealth tools and resources to transform health for all.

The global TIGER network collaborates to integrate informatics/eHealth into healthcare education, certification, practice and research through an inclusive, interdisciplinary, intergenerational approach.

Education 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.

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Global Workforce Development

We foster a respectful learning community of diverse stakeholders that embrace shared values to drive innovation and technology around the world.

Global Recommendations

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 34 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.

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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.

Access the Health IT Foundations course and VLE package

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View a list of TIGER recommended sessions

Certificate of Completion Course Highlight

Courses in the TIGER VLE are tied to certificates of completion.

Health IT Foundations Course*

This foundational course for interprofessionals new to the health information and technology field is intended to create familiarity with health informatics/eHealth applications in care delivery.

  • Get an overview of healthcare, health information and technology, and health information management systems
  • Curriculum aligned to CAHIMS certification
  • Complimentary access to the VLE

*Included in the Health IT Foundations Package

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