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June 01, 2017
OpenMRS Leadership Team Meeting
  • Operational Plan 2017-- please update your spread sheet and indicate any potential pitfalls
  • Global Goods Update- Terry
  • Boston Consulting Group Evaluation of OpenMRS for global goods ( funded by USAID) 
  • attempting to identify/ develop cost evaluation methodology
  • COCOMO model
  • Revenue based- grants to OpenMRS or implementing organizations/deployments
  • FTE based
  • number of full time employees in central organizations per year since inception 
  • rough salary averages
  • OpenMRS Volunteer of the month update-  Jeff 
  • repost to talk on May 30/repost to twitter
  • Town Hall Meeting- tentatively scheduled for June 28 at 1 PM
  • need agenda items and facilitator
  • Jeff will put a 'hold the date' time on Talk and on the calendar 
  • OpenMRS BoD members- Paul / Jan
  • BoD meeting scheduled for later
  • will be about membership and Bahmni
  • Bahmni and OpenMRS- Darius
  • discussed what is noted in this document
  • need legal advice through the BOD
  • timeline - OpenMRS BOD
  • LT commitment to pursuing this option
  • Update on Summit - OMRS17 - Christine
  • list of interested countries with direct outreach
  • From Christine-- I reached to the four countries, ie Malawi, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
  • > I got a response from Kenya, who seem interested. I think I copied you in the email.
  • > I also got one from Tanzania, in which they simply said they will get back to me.
  • > I haven't gotten a response from Malawi and Uganda.
  • application form developed 
  • ANDELA - DIscussion about partnerships / service providers- Jan/Darius 
  • want to start up a new contract, proposing:
  • 4 developers per month (each would stay for 3 months, so 12 devs in the steady state)
  • can be working on core priorities
  • attach dollar amount to the contract - will sort out before end of the month
  • put on BOD agenda 
  • marketing of their capabilities to OpenMRS implementers/consumers
  • more prominantly featured as an OpenMRS partner 
  • would like broader products
  • participation by presenting demos every two weeks-- should do project wrap up/final show case
  • Fundraising Update
  • SKOLL feedback
  • what is the fundamental change that we want to see/want to be
  • who are we
  • not just a tech company/software development
  • benefit to be seen as mentoring/education for health care
  • consider using a LT call to discuss this
  • facilitated discussion around number of questions ( product, development, impact and outcomes) 
  • what is our scope
  • what is our value
  • health value/programmatic effect
  • what is our benefit  (health/human impact)
  •  how do we frame that social good
  • software and the relationship of this to others (product)
  • e.g.content management relationship to IMO
  • level of productness
  • what makes us disruptive  (disruption)
  • (capacity developement)
  • (economic benefit) - a blend of capacity development, cost aversion, improved health
  • scaling of solutions in Africa ( Hamish)- present on a LT call 
  • identified problems
  • need to do this differently with guidance of how to do and how not to do 
  • effectively lead with OpenMRS
  • what works and what doesnt
  • lessons learned and identified pitfalls 
  • similar lessons- training, small number of sites and then scale; need to get it right 
  • OpenMRS web site update 
  • landing page for OpenMRS  ( who do we want to portray on the web site) 
  • Web Site needs
  • External communication
  • Change that the community wants to see in the world
  • How do we as a community affect that change
  • Metrics of our success
  • Examples of success
  • How you (as the reader) can engage
  • Tech developers need a site too
  • Fiscals
  • update from the budget- Theresa Pritchard ( no update today) 
  • OpenMRS mailing list-- needs to be curated (Jeff will do this if it is OK with people) 
  • Bring up all talk threads about the Leadership Call 
BOD Agenda Items (June) 
  • OpenMRS Summit 
  • participation by BOD members
  • Town Hall
  • participation by BOD member ( s) 
  • Bamhni and OpenMRS
  • Andela Update
  • contractual relationship
  • Fiscal Update
  • Report on Fundraising Efforts @Andy
  • Operational Plan Update
Monthly Items 
  • Budget/Expenses/ first Thursday
  • Partnerships- third Thursday 
Quarterly Update
  • Infrastructure Update (Quarterly - Jun, Sep, Dec)
  • Diversity Council
  • Ongoing Quarterly metric review of specific areas
  • who is contributing code
  • volunteer contributions
  • go through some of the numbers--and gather them before the TH and review them
Parking Lot Follow Up items
  • Follow up re:  Pathway to Improved Terminology Management for the OpenMRS Community - Jonathan Payne ( update) - deferred
  • Next steps:
  • review google doc and engage on talk thread


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