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TIGER Initiative Foundation – Improving Informatics Skills for Nurses and Health Professionals

Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER – http://www.thetigerinitiative.org) will become the TIGER Initiative Foundation, from July 1, 2011. This newly incorporated Foundation becomes a legal entity, a 501(c)(3) organization operating for charitable, educational and scientific purposes, and with new resources, including the necessary infrastructure and staff, marketing, and web development.

TIGER began as a grassroots initiative in 2006, with support from over 70 contributing organizations and a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to engage and prepare the clinical workforce – in particular nurses – to use technology and informatics to improve the delivery of patient care. Leaders from the TIGER Phase III Executive Committee, HIMSS and collaborative partners will help with the process to establish and maintain the TIGER Initiative Foundation.

The founding principles for TIGER are:

  • Preparing nurses to use technology and informatics to improve patient care;
  • Engaging clinicians in the development of a nationwide health IT infrastructure; and
  • Accelerating the adoption of smart, standards?based, interoperable, patient?centered technology that will make healthcare delivery safer, more efficient, timely, accessible, and efficient in a new interdisciplinary approach.

A full media release is available on the HIMSS website – http://press.himss.org/article_display.cfm?article_id=5330

June 24, 2011 - Posted by | education, profession | , , ,

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