bradymiller wrote on Monday, November 18, 2013:
For the 11/16/13 conference call (note these are not official notes; just going from memory):
Attendees: myself, Rod, Art, David, Shameem, Jack, Julie, JR, Virginia, Gary, Nina
As previously, this was another rather unstructured discussion, which covered several topics.
Discussed the API that is currently being worked on and maintained by MedMasterPro. Gary is from NASA and is interested in creating an API and they plan to use the code from MedMasterPro's API code as a starting point in their solution, which I agreed was very reasonable. Hopefully there will be time in future for a developer to continue the reviews of these API sets to get them into the OpenEMR official codebase.
Discussed that there appear to be many other smaller EMRs that are not getting MU2 certification (meaning they are likely closing shop). Reasons for this were thought to be related to technical hurdles of MU2 in addition to the competitive environment of EMRs.
There was an update on the progress in the Zend framework code for importing modules which is almost ready for an official code review. I pre-reviewed the code over the last week in order to hopefully get it ready for an official efficient review by the community. This code will serve as the launching point for several modules that ZH Healthcare plans to build to fulfill many of the more difficult to obtain MU2 items.
There was then a discussion regarding many of the forks out there which now exist. Art brought up an entertaining anecdote where he was asked to help out with another clinic's EMR with some fancy name and website that he realized was OpenEMR renamed with some customizations. Turns out there are likely hundreds of these things out there.
Virginia announced that her Columbia HIT Certification Class is going to analyze the Patient List Creation MU2 item, which is very cool and look forward to seeing how it turns out.
I think that was all. If there was more that I forgot, please feel free to add it in the forum thread here.
Regarding Meaningful Use 2 progress, here is the updated barometer: