Proposal: Let’s rename “OCL for OpenMRS” to “the OpenMRS Concept Manager”, or something else more clear.
- The name “OCL for OpenMRS” consistently proves confusing both for new users and even causes internal confusion (people often say “OCL” when they really mean “OCL for OpenMRS”).
- Users & Decision Makers consistently seem confused about the difference between a Terminology Service and the OCL for OpenMRS product. We help them understand this by explaining that OCL for OpenMRS enables concept management. Eventually the message gets through but it takes time and attention.
- The OCL Team has recently launched the OCL “Terminology Browser”, which is a nice self-explanatory name.
- Having clear names like the “Terminology Browser” and the “Concept Manager” could really help with near-instant understanding of which problems these tools each solve. This clear, explicit naming could also help us eventually consolidate effort with the OCL team on having a shared Concept Manager app one day in the future (maintained by both the OCL and OpenMRS community).
FWIW, a good product name should:
- be self-explanatory: help users immediately get a sense of what the product does self-explanatory and
- use words users already use to describe the problem. We consistently see that phrases like “manage your concepts” resonates for the audience we talk to about OCL for OpenMRS.
I joked that the name “Conceptualizer” could be a good name too, but “Concept Manager” better fits criteria 1 and 2 above. Open to other ideas!