The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) announced on September 30 that it is taking over responsibility for the Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER) initiative. Focused on better preparing the clinical workforce to use technology and informatics to improve the delivery of patient care, TIGER began as a grassroots initiative in 2006. Support came from more 70 organizations, including HIMSS.

“HIMSS is pleased to continue the momentum of the grassroots initiative and provide a robust volunteer structure for TIGER. We look forward to advancing strategies for the recruitment, retention, and training of current and future workforces in informatics education, practice and research,” HIMSS vice president Joyce Sensmeier said in a press release.

More information on the plans the initiative under HIMSS guideance is available on the TIGER website.