2020-07-22: COVID Squad Call

Friendly reminder about our weekly COVID-19 Squad call this Wednesday.


  1. Updates - 5-10 mins (max)

  2. Identify the Short List: Using discussion and the digital results from this prioritization survey, we’ll pick out the top ~4 ideas. These will become our list that we’ll bring to consumers to gauge interest and gather feedback.

  3. Assign Responsibilities: Each non-implementer will be responsible for bringing this short-list to at least 1 site/implementing organization, and bringing their feedback to the next squad call. Implementers will be responsible for bringing back feedback. The goal is not just feedback but also to identify sites interested in using the functionality, so we have a clear launch/real-world use-case situation we’ll work towards over the next 2 months. (E.g. @janflowers has committed to taking the short-list to ITECH Haiti for feedback and to gauge their interest in piloting.)

Notes : https://notes.openmrs.org/covidsquad2020

When : 9:30pm IST | 7:00pm Nairobi | 6:00pm Cape Town | 4:00pm UTC | 12:00pm Boston | 9:00am Seattle

Where : Audio, Chat, & Screen Sharing (latest Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or other WebRTC-compatible browser): http://www.uberconference.com/openmrs

Audio Only (Telephone or your favorite VoIP client):

CC: @jteich @hamish @ibacher @ball @ddesimone @akanter

Hi Grace This initiative looks interesting - developing a set of rigorous metrics for tracking COVID-19 outbreaks in the US and building on experience in other countries. It would be good to look at how well we are placed to collect data and produce these metrics in in Kenya for example and consider them as potential goals for our work along with existing WHO requirements etc.


A second initiative is from Alain Labriques group at JHU who have created an assessment of the different mHealth tools for COVID-19 tracking.


There is also a webinar on the work on Thursday.