Case Study 2: The TIGER Initiative Foundation – Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform
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.
KeywordsTIGER Technology Virtual learning environment Informatics Nursing informatics Education reform health IT Nursing practice
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