2020-09-17: Strategy and Operations Meeting

Hi everyone,

Here are a few agenda items for our Strategy and Operations call this week:

Q3/Q4 Focus: Strengthening engagement and partnerships with key stakeholders

  • Outreach plan updates
  • Squad/implementer dev and community management support services

Q3/Q4 Focus: Mobilize resources to support community and squad operations

  • Fellowship selection check in
  • Fundraising updates (NIH) and new opportunities (AWS)

Q3/Q4 Focus: Plan and organize a virtual OMRS20 Implementer’s meeting

  • OMRS20 budget/registration/sponsorships

Please see the full agenda for details and feel free to suggest additional items via this thread or add them directly to the agenda.

When: Thursday, 17 September 2020 at 9:30pm IST | 7pm Nairobi | 6pm Cape Town | 4pm UTC | 12pm Boston | 9am Seattle

Who: Anyone in the community - especially those who are interested in strategic and operational issues that affect our community.

Where: Audio, Chat, & Screen Sharing (latest Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or other WebRTC-compatible browser):


Audio Only (Telephone or your favorite VoIP client): • Toll-free (United States): +1 (888) 510-4073 • International: +1 (201) 479-2055 View a list of local access phone numbers for various countries . After dialing, when prompted enter meeting number 888-510-4073.

Background: How did we get here?

In August, we focused on our Q3/Q4 goal: strengthening engagement and partnerships with key stakeholders. These discussions dove into why we’re focusing on our partnerships with ministries of health and donors, what we’re trying to achieve with this engagement, why now is the time for us to act, and most recently, how we move forward from here. Several questions remain to be answered: Where does ministry engagement happen within our governance structure? What is the relationship between the community and implementers? How do we make it clear that multiple stakeholders must be involved in order to achieve our strategic product vision?

To see the conversation as it evolved, see the slide deck below or our meeting notes:


OpenMRS Partnerships, Roadmap, Engagement

What are we trying to accomplish? We want a strategic product vision that has high value for multiple stakeholders. It should bridge country priorities and our community’s technical direction, enabling us to collaboratively build solutio