OEMR Board Meeting - Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Here is the Agenda for July 12, 2017 OEMR Board Meeting:

  1. Call to Order. Roll call.

  2. Approval of prior meeting minutes.
    -June 14, 2017 Board Meeting.

  3. Financial Report

  4. MU3 Report (ONC 2015)

  5. Unfinished Business
    -Revocation status.
    -Conference outreach.
    -Raising funds.
    -Conflict of interest policy.
    -Join OSI.(pending)

  6. New Business
    -HRSA Funding of Health Centers
    -OpenEMR Road Show

  7. Public and Community Concerns

  8. Next Board Meeting on August 9, 2017

  9. Adjourn Board Meeting

second quarter '17

Balance Sheet (eguile)–07_10_2017.pdf (88.1 KB)

Profit & Loss–07_10_2017.pdf (77.9 KB)

latest email
Re: revocation update

Hi Peter and Sonya,

We are likely planning to go ahead with your proposal, however, we need to await OEMR board approval at our board meeting next week (on July 12th). I’ll give the official ok after the meeting.



Stephen and Brady:

Good talking to you earlier this week. As a follow up, I wanted to provide our current assessment of the IRS appeal for OEMR.

I am also including the more detailed assessment provided by Sonya, as indicated below. As Sonya indicates, there does appear to be a basis for challenging the IRS determination. There is an extensive body of rulings covering the IRS treatment of open source software. Not all of the rulings are consistent with one another; however, there are some rulings that we feel can be argued in OEMR’s favor.

We would peg the likelihood of OEMR’s success on an appeal at roughly 50/50. On some level, likelihood of success will depend upon the IRS agent who is handling the appeal.

In terms of costs, we estimate the cost of processing the appeal at somewhere in the range of $5K - $10K. Please note that this estimate does not include the $2,000 in legal research already incurred to date—given the large body of IRS materials on this subject that need to be reviewed, this estimate is slightly higher than our original assessment. Of course the costs of an appeal can largely depend upon the actions of the IRS; however, as discussed during our call, OEMR could always determine not to proceed at certain stages of the appeal, depending upon how things are proceeding.

Once you have had a chance to review, please let us know if you have any questions, or if you would like to discuss further.

Best regards,

Hello all. Just a note that Daniel Ehrlich will be attending the meeting as a guest. He is a Solutions Engineer and has been essential in delivering the AWS Cloud Beta guide for OpenEMR.

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Here’s the audio of the 7/12/2017 board meeting: