2011-02-10 Leadership Conference Call


10 February 2011

How To Join

Contact Paul Biondich for more information on how to join the call.

In Attendance

Paul Biondich
Hamish Fraser
Darius Jazayeri
Andy Kanter
Burke Mamlin
Chris Seebregts
Dawn Smith
Ben Wolfe


2011 OpenMRS Conferences

  • Nigeria
  • Second Meeting
  • Purpose, intended outcomes, etc.

Nonprofit Updates

Updates from the Columbia Training - Darius

Meeting Minutes

2011 OpenMRS Conferences

  • Paul: Change the nature of how the leadership group relates to these meetings
    • Make it a collaborative relationship
    • Encourage local capacity and ownership, OpenMRS is the facilitator of those needs
  • Important piece is to engage organizations throughout West Africa
  • Second meeting
    • Thoughts around having this in Southeast Asia
    • Activity in the Philippines, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan
      • High demand of OpenMRS in these countries with both successful development and implementation

Nonprofit Updates

  • Finalizing confirmation of supported organizations
    • After confirmation, Articles of Incorporation can be filed with the State of Indiana since each organization
      • Filing the Articles allows us to transfer properties from the LLC to the new entity
  • Board of Directors and Bylaws
    • Finalize these at the Boston OpenMRS leadership meeting

Columbia Training

  • Darius provided training over Skype
    • 10 hours of training for 2 hours per day via Skype screen sharing
    • The group requested more training and submitted a proposal to Darius
  • Next Steps
    • Development and Training
      • Important consideration is to make sure OpenMRS is not competing with organizations we support
      • Organizations outside OpenMRS can provide training
    • This is something to continue to discuss and use this experience as a reference/pilot
    • Other considerations:
      • Evaluation forms - Dawn can create these
        • Consideration: language barriers