Believe it or not, we’re already starting to think about the next OpenMRS Implementer’s Meeting.
It’s been a couple of years since we’ve looked at the criteria for hosting these meetings. Before we kick the application process off, we thought that we would check in and see if there are any changes we want to make to the hosting criteria.
Here is what has been used for OMRS17 in Malawi and OMRS18 in Kenya:
- Significant local OpenMRS community activity, that is, a presence of regional community with the country, hackathons, long-standing community membership e.t.c.
- Country helps support long-term strategic interests of the OpenMRS community
- Easy access, that is, good international airport, liberal visa policies, local transportation.
- Availability of travel and hotel infrastructure suitable to host the meeting.
- Provision of good security throughout the conference.
- Commitment to OpenMRS as a network, regional, or country level platform for patient-level record keeping.
- Strong local hosting organization with an ability to engage local resources/sponsorship
- Underserved environment.
- Willingness to host OpenMRS clinical site visits.
Are these criteria still valid? What, if anything, would you change? Let us know what you think.