We have a leadership call scheduled for this Thursday, April 21. If you normally attend but can not this week please let me know. Also if there are any additional topics or updates you would like to see on this agenda or a future agenda please let me know.
Fundraising Discussion @paul
Final agreement/decision on the path forward and timeline for adopting our new governance plans @michael
SNOMED mapping to Concepts and what the IHTSDO would like us to communicate to OpenMRS users @akanter
Bahmni Leadership - Draft Statement for opening Bahmani Roadmap (Apr 14) - @darius assisting to move this
Revisions to Strategic Goal #1 w/ @burke
Revisions to Strategic Goal #2 w/ @hamish
Naming for the reference application (due to proposed changes)
Review Communications Tools
Review mission, vision and values - http://openmrs.org/about/mission
If members from the community would like to see a specific agenda item added to the topic queue or would like to join an upcoming leadership call please reach out to @jthomas
Just as a reminder, in last week’s meeting, @paul had mentioned he would have ready for review a draft announcement about the upcoming leadership & governance improvements. Not sure if people would want to discuss that in voice vs. asynchronously online, but if the former we may want to reserve some time for it.
I will probably miss this week’s call. (I’ll be in Amman.)
-Darius (by phone)
Heya @michael, I have been spending some brain space more on laying out all of the various responsibilities one would relate to an open source project lead… and then trying to lay out a couple of models that’d help us discern my future role from someone who could more roll up their sleeves on a daily basis.
My thought is that we’d need to get those expectations clarified, and to come up with a placement strategy for this before we communicated anything. Does that make sense, or do you think we need to do something differently?
My goal was to have something rough drafted by EON tonight, and as a post here.
(I hope!) I mentioned this in last week’s meeting, but given the magnitude of the new governance improvements, I would also strongly recommend we work as a team to refine the communication before it goes out widely.
Unfortunately, Regenstrief has scheduled a prep session this Thursday for the weekend’s FHIR Hackathon, conflicting with the leadership call. I’ll attend if I can, but currently I’m a firm “maybe” for this week’s call.
I have been going over the plans for “Strategic Goal #2” and
intended to talk about it tomorrow. Sounds like we might be best to put
that off for another week so you can be part of the discussion. I will
post my latest comments to the strategic plan.
@hamish will you please post revisions to the OpPlan
I see that both Burke and Darius will not be able to join the call today which makes it difficult to achieve a real resolution to the key questions around Strategic Goal #2. I tried emailing this earlier but it bounced.So these are my thoughts and ideas based on the extensive discussions in early February:
Really thoughtful and creative discussion. I agree with most
of it and fortunately with most of the last few posts that try to pull the
A. The OpenMRS platform is Core+ REST+FHIR
B. The OpenMRS Web platform includes A with UI components that are to help
implementations get started and share good tools. It avoids a whole series of
parallel, incompatible UI and application layers which fragment OpenMRS and
waste a great deal of resources (step 1 in getting a starter EMR)
C. OpenMRS and the community continue to build and share modules and test core modules
against new releases of A and B. Lots of key functionality get built and shared
with community (step 2 in starter EMR)
D. The OpenMRS community distribution builds
on B and C, leveraging the modular architecture and demonstrating excellent
integration of components and meta data and support for common clinical work
flows. It primarily targets new implementations but offers some help for
migrating old versions to benefit from the new functionality. It has excellent
documentation and installation tools and examples of how to set it up for
primary care, HIV etc. It is an attractive system for funders to support given
it’s coherent UI and workflow and documentation. I can be used as a basic EMR
out of the box or a starting point for further customization such as addition
of more modules within the basic UI framework.
The UI and workflow is optimized for certain tasks including likely:
a. patient registration
b. form creation and entry tool
c. Patient summary
d. Reporting tool
e. Order entry
f. Lab entry
The community distribution is leveraging all the great work
of the platform, UI and modules and the process of polishing and better
integrating the components will likely benefit more advanced and highly
I am going to try to be on the call (at least for the first 30 min). I am not sure who is actually going to be on
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