V5.0.0 Release Marketing + Modernization Project Recruitment

matthewvita wrote on Sunday, February 26, 2017:

Hello everyone,

Has the “OpenEMR Achieves Complete Meaningful Use Certification with Groundbreaking Release 5.0” been published anywhere on the web?

Once that it done, I would like to link to it via posts on:

Additionally, I would like to cross-post it to https://www.reddit.com/r/optometry/ with a focus on the v5 Optometry module (I know nothing about Optometry so maybe someelse who does can create an account and post this to field questions).

As far as recruitment goes for the Modernization project, I would like to ask for help but also reference this press release because it really shows that OpenEMR is a serious, high impact project to excite potential developers. The main modernization work right now is with Doctrine ORM integration/MVC… Sherwin and I are teaming up on this, but we think it would be best if there were a total of ~5 developers working on it. I am thinking an “Ask HN” post on HackerNews would be best for recruiting.

Thoughts? I’d like to get this done this week because this is the not-fun work but it should get done ASAP because v5 is now out.


bradymiller wrote on Sunday, February 26, 2017:

The press release will be released on prweb sometime over the next couple days. Plan to announce the press release via the social channels(twitter, facebook, google+, diaspora, linkedin), also release the article on sourceforge news, and contact a couple open source news folks. Agree with being aggressive and going after any additional marketing routes(such as reddit, opto, etc.), since this is very big news.

matthewvita wrote on Monday, February 27, 2017:

@Brady: Sounds great! Let me know when I can post to https://www.reddit.com/r/healthIT/ and Ask HackerNews.

@All: Any expert volunteers willing to post to https://www.reddit.com/r/optometry/ ? It appears to be a tight community and I certainly can’t field questions :).

bradymiller wrote on Wednesday, March 01, 2017:

@Matthew: pr is out:

I’ll put it through the social channels this evening.

Regarding optho, maybe Ray would be interested since he developed the optho module.

matthewvita wrote on Saturday, March 04, 2017:


matthewvita wrote on Saturday, March 04, 2017:

also https://twitter.com/ramaduro/status/837295344505483264

matthewvita wrote on Saturday, March 04, 2017:

Note that Ray is going to be posting to /r/ophthalmology/ and not /r/optometry

matthewvita wrote on Sunday, March 05, 2017:


  • Ray, Brady, and myself are taking a step back to make sure the wiki page on the Ophthalmology feature is up to date before Ray posts to /r/ophthalmology (I’m not particularly helpful here, but am trying :slight_smile: ). More complete feature documentation AND OpenEMR promotion… double win!
  • https://www.reddit.com/r/healthIT/comments/5xegfw/openemr_achieves_complete_meaningful_use/ Subreddit post is being well recieved! Someone is interested in using OpenEMR with their lab for an academic project.
  • Twitter retweets on the OpenEMR v5 annoucement could be better… I email spammed everyone on the OEMR board to retweet certain posts. Hoping that we can get everyone to retweet!
  • I didn’t have time the other day to post to Ask HackerNews about modernization project open spots (I am going to link to the prnewswire release post so folks are aware that it is a very active, important project)


Matthew Vita

cmswest wrote on Sunday, March 05, 2017:

Tweeted. Sorry for the delay Matthew. Thank you for the updates.

matthewvita wrote on Thursday, March 09, 2017:

Thanks Stephen!