Introduction to Nursing Informatics pp 323-331

Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

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Case Study 2: The TIGER Initiative Foundation – Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform

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Abstract

The TIGER Initiative, an acronym for Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform, was launched in 2004 to bring together nursing stakeholders to develop a shared vision, strategies, and specific actions for improving nursing practice, education, and the delivery of patient care with health IT. In 2011, TIGER became The TIGER Initiative Foundation, incorporated as a 501(c) (Institute of Medicine. The future of nursing: leading change, advancing health. Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine, The National Academies of Press; 2011.p. 172. HIMSH) organization operating for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes. To educate the workforce to use health IT, TIGER has developed a Virtual Learning Environment, which provides multi-faceted, virtual learning experiences and virtual communities to develop knowledge, skills, and awareness of technology and informatics to contribute to a safer, more effective, efficient, patient-centered, timely and equitable healthcare system.

Keywords

TIGER Technology Virtual learning environment Informatics Nursing informatics Education reform health IT Nursing practice 

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    HIMSS Healthcare Information and Management System Society. www.himss.org.
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    INXPO. The Power to Reach: Next Generation Webcasting. 2014. Available: http://www.inxpo.com/aboutus/company-overview/.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The TIGER Initiative FoundationChicagoUSA

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