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Informatics Alliances

We are committed to a global standard and best practices for nursing informatics, and actively participate in the following collaborative initiatives:

Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI)
NANDA International is one of over twenty member organizations who collaborate within the Alliance for Nursing Informatics. This collaboration of organizations represents the unified voice for nursing informatics.The Alliance offers a structure to discuss methods to advance nursing informatics professionals in improving the delivery of patient care.

NANDA-I is a full member of ANI because we have a body of knowledge and skills in a defined area relevant to nursing informatics supported by our documentation within journal publications, nursing diagnoses and research to support patient care. The Alliance is funded and maintained by the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMMS) Nurses and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Nursing Informatic Work Group. The ANI website is supported through the HIMSS organization.

Both HIMSS and AMIA sponsor educational workshops each year to present advances in health information technology, interoperability and standards. In February 2008, nurses participating in the the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel in the United States clarified the standard to support the use of NANDA- International nursing diagnoses and other recognized ANA terminologies within electronic health records. The rationale for this standard setting decision was that the NANDA- International terminologies are mapped as fully specified names, preferred terms and descriptive synonyms within the IHTSDO's SNOMED-CT clinical finding concepts already.

TIGER INITIATIVE
Technology Informatics Guiding Educational Reform (TIGER) is an initiative that began in Fall of 2006, to identify information and knowledge management best practices and technology capabilities for nurses. The goal is to generate action plans to support training and education of over 2 million nurses represented across multiple organizations: Alliance for Nursing Informatics, American Nurses Association, American Organization of Nurse Executives and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

The TIGER Initiative is a collective volunteer effort among nursing professionals across the country to prepare the healthcare professional for the mandate that all United States citizens will have an electronic health record by the year 2014. 

The TIGER action plan was developed by nine collaborative teams:
1. Standards and Interoperability
2. National Healthcare IT Agenda/HIT Policy
3. Informatics Competencies
4. Education and Faculty Development
5. Staff Development and Continuing Education
6. Usability / Clinical Application Design
7. Virtual Demonstration Center
8. Leadership Development
9. Consumer Empowerment/Personal Health Record