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Informatics Competencies: computer basics, information literacy and information management(nursing.advanceweb.com).The TIGER initiative also encourages hospital executives - and all practicing nurses - tofollow guiding principles and advocate on behalf of clinicians to health information technology(HIT) vendors. One source is the TIGER Collaborative Report on Usability and ClinicalApplication Design. This report is the result of a year's worth of collaborative work withhundreds of nurses across the country. The collaborative studied the significance usability andclinical design principles have on the bedside practicing nurse using technology. The report'sfinal recommendations included specific recommendations to clinicians and HIT vendors toensure the end-product meet the needs of nurses, interdisciplinary teams and patients(nursing.advanceweb.com).
Additionally, TIGER encourages hospital administrators and executive teams to build andreinforce a vision for nursing that, "enables nurses and interprofessional colleagues to useinformatics and emerging technologies to make healthcare safer, more effective, efficient,patient-centered, timely and equitable by interweaving evidence and technology seamlessly intopractice, education and research fostering a learning healthcare system." The TIGER Visionshould be integrated with the organization's mission, vision and values, and with division anddepartment strategies, goals and objectives.Building a New Future: Healthcare organizations can do much to support the evolvingrole of nursing informatics. Among the recommendations from nursing leadership organizations: Advance nursing informatics education through partnerships with colleges of nursing. Among those promoting the TIGER Initiative, for example, are the National League for Nursing, which outlines nursing education competencies for nursing school executives and faculty, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, which has built informatics requirements into BSN and DNP programs. Encourage hospital executives to ensure all practicing nurses adopt and adhere to all policies and principles of the TIGER Foundation Initiative.