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August 3, 2017
    stephen smith
  • Thank you sent to the AC 
  • OpenMRS Summit 
  • Call tomorrow with Malawi- post agenda to this
  • When?Malawi Kick off meeting @ Fri Aug 4, 2017 9am - 10am ( US Eastern) 
  • Roles and responsibilities 
  • Agenda
  • Introductions and Kick off( Paul, Christine and  Maganizo). 
  • Malawi committe planning team: How many members are in the planning committe, what are their high level roles and share out contact infromation.(Malawi team). 
  • Schedule the weekly calls. (Malawi team). 
  • Conference dates. (Christine,Jeff , Jan,Terry and Malawi team). 
  • Conference venue: What is needed to start the booking process for this.(Malawi team). 
  • Conference theme(Malawi Team). 
  • Financing: What is needed to set up this?(Jeff, Paul, Terry and Malawi team). 
  • AOB. 
  • past documentation
  • compiled resources into a complete document for future
  • timeline of what needs to be done/when 
  • Malawi blog post (please read and lend thoughts!)
  • PIH role
  • potential for site visits - 2 to 4 hours away
  • Mark to follow up 
  • OMRS17 Dates ? Dec 11-15  ( can start on the 10th) 
  • will discuss dates with Malawi
  • some discussion to push conference into February
  • OpenMRS LT and a potential Bahmni meeting 
  • consistent timing of the meeting-- early December ( try to pick one and stick with it) 
  • How to plan an implementers conference ( can use for regional meetings also) - follow up with Lorinne also 
  • Add a section on "preferred conference dates"
  • BOD Update- meeting last week ( notes still pending) 
  • Bahmni
  • lawyer can review the documents
  • owe the BOD a review of the Bahmni critical path for the next 12 months
  • need governance document for them to review
  • replacement of the BoD member- Paul
  • incubation process- identify people who may be interested in being a BOD member
  • few other people that were identified 
  • share potential people's names with Paul/Jan 
  • conversations with Merrick Shaffer ( USAID); Benetech 
  • COI review for Merrick
  • additional info to the Benetech person
  • hopefully with a 60 day completion for the next person 
  • Infrastructure Needs- Burke/ Darius  
  • update on proposed plan - see notes in the above link for this
  • spend money on doing this 
  • Bahmni Update- Darius 
  • 120K through openMRS to support Bahmni and core development
  • explicit direction from Path/Dial
  • follow up with PATH for more details 
  • should have some funding for Bahmni to route through OpenMRS
  • some funding in September 
  • kick start development from TW to non TW 
  • in kind commitment from partners to accelerate/extend the impact of the development staff
  • consider similar for OpenMRS 
  • OpenMRS Global Good
  • USAID 
  • able to provide a multi-year commitment to core global goods
  • governance
  • complementary about the contribution to the BCG process
  • want to provide some multi-year funding based on what Paul has heard 
  • what it takes to regularly support global goods for a x period of time
  • create a total number that they want to support
  • will 'shake the can' to try to get funding for this
  • Fundraising Update-- Jan ( discuss her experience ) - Jeff
  • Custom facebook fundraising button used on personal page
  • put on facebook, linked to OpenMRS; put up her own button for x amount of time
  • Appears to be a specific duration
  • Results were $225 raised (Jeff is unsure where the funds are going)
  • digital fundraising- almost 3000 
Monthly Items 
  • Fundraising Update
  • Operational Plan Update
  • Budget/Expenses/ first Thursday
  • Partnerships- third Thursday
  • plan meeting for the OMRS conference for the LT  
Quarterly Update (link to the quarterly status spreadsheet?)
  • Infrastructure Update (Quarterly - Jun, Sep, Dec)
  • Ongoing Quarterly metric review of specific areas
Parking Lot Follow Up items
  • Diversity Council-Terry 
  • Follow up re:  Pathway to Improved Terminology Management for the OpenMRS Community - Jonathan Payne ( update) - deferred


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