Weekly Conference Call


(system) #61

fsgl wrote on Friday, March 07, 2014:

Hello Tony,

Because Ken is a YouTube veteran, can he be persuaded to rustle up a MU2 solicitation provided that YouTube permits this sort of thing?

It sounds like Brady is too busy to do it.

I’m out of the picture for the reason stated above.

The Funding Barometer is in need of updating.


Hello Brady,

Thanks for the dependency.

Still working on patching to 5.

At this point I don’t even know where’s the bathroom, so it will be a while before I can summon up the courage to look at the development package.


(system) #62

fsgl wrote on Friday, March 07, 2014:

Too bad we can’t put Peppy on tee shirts, coffee mugs and trinkets to raise a boatload of cash. Disney makes a sizable hunk of change from such enterprise. But then Peppy can’t even begin to compete with Mickey or Minnie in name recognition.


(system) #63

blankev wrote on Friday, March 07, 2014:

Pe$$y friend of Peppy might do the trick.

Do both of them accept also Bitcoin—zzzzzzz… ?


(system) #64

yehster wrote on Friday, March 07, 2014:

The issue isn’t that it would be “blood money” it that the Gates foundation goals/priorities don’t really fit with what we’d be hoping to accomplish.

A grant from the Robert Wood Johnson foundation under this program:
http://www.rwjf.org/en/grants/calls-for-proposals/2011/changes-in-health-care-financing-and-organization--small-grants.html

Seems we could propose an OpenEMR project that falls under RWJF’s goal of:
exploring or testing major new ways to finance and organize health care that have the potential to improve access to more affordable and higher quality health services.

It doesn’t surprise me that the prior attempt to get funding for the “Behavioral Health Treatment Plans” project from the Dave Thomas Foundation was unsuccessful, because there was a clear mismatch between our goals and that organization’s mission.


(system) #65

fsgl wrote on Friday, March 07, 2014:

Every person deserves the chance to live a healthy, productive life” is the motto of the Gates Foundation. One cannot live a productive life, especially in developing countries, if one is ill. Because 2/3 of downloads goes elsewhere, OpenEMR may be the only EHR tool our foreign colleagues have to assist them in the care of their patients.

The Gates Foundation has yet to consider an application, let alone write a check. As a board member, would you refuse a potential grant out-of-hand because mission statements don’t mesh? It’s the job of the applicant to make the connections.

I have every intention of applying to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and any philanthropy that has anything remotely related to healthcare. Even to some which don’t. Akin to carpet bombing.

Out of the big pile, someone may say: “Yes, we would love to underwrite such a worthwhile cause”. Gift giving is a matter of the heart. Sometimes there is no rhyme or reason to it. If not, we’re back to our regular fundraising.


(system) #66

yehster wrote on Friday, March 07, 2014:

The Gates Foundation has yet to consider an application, let alone write a check. As a board member, would you refuse a potential grant out-of-hand because mission statements don’t mesh? It’s the job of the applicant to make the connections.

I don’t have any ideological problems with accepting money from the Gates Foundation. I purchase and use Microsoft products that fit my needs.

Since you are the one who seems to be most willing to work to “make the connections” it is your prerogative to decide where to expend effort.

However, based on the Gates Foundation’s process, I think the chances of a successful proposal are not as good as they would be with a different organization.

http://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/General-Information/How-We-Make-Grants

Carpet bomb as you see fit, but personally, I prefer precision munitions.


(system) #67

fsgl wrote on Friday, March 07, 2014:

Good to hear that no one is likely to look a gift horse in the mouth, should we be so lucky.


(system) #68

jcahn2 wrote on Friday, March 07, 2014:

The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our [software].

Thanks Abe


(system) #69

blankev wrote on Friday, March 07, 2014:

Gopherit, friends with Peppy and Pe$$y, want to join your pages to do any petition to any Foundation to explain why “they” (poor health situations) need OpenEMR in remote parts of the world, an OpenEMR certified for MU1, MU2, etc… :wink:

OpenEMR is used in many remote parts with less and also with more financial resources.

It might be summarized as: How to explain Healthcare is something that needs a good OpenEMR computer software program?


(system) #70

fsgl wrote on Friday, March 07, 2014:

Jumping Jehosaphat.

Thought Mr. Lincoln’s name is a cuss word, below the Mason Dixon Line.

You had better generals (Bobby Lee) while we had more money.


(system) #71

jcahn2 wrote on Friday, March 07, 2014:

Sir, you confuse us ignorant hillbillies with true Southerners.
There are no plantations in Appalachia, only apple orchards. Abolition was not near as damaging as prohibition.


(system) #72

fsgl wrote on Monday, March 10, 2014:

If young folks in the great state of North Carolina have a puzzled look when asked to define Abolition or Prohibition, one can take it as progress.

When I was last near Arlington for a Prius purchase, there were faces from Ethopia and Guatemala. Very different in 1971 crossing the Francis Scott Key Bridge from Georgetown. Then it was very clear I entered a foreign land.


(system) #73

bradymiller wrote on Saturday, March 15, 2014:

Hi Everybody,

This is a reminder of the next conference call this Saturday (tomorrow) at 11:00 am PST. More details on the call (ie. number to call etc.) can be found here:
http://www.open-emr.org/wiki/index.php/OpenEMR_Weekly_Conference_Call_Details

Agenda is wide open.

thanks,
-brady
OpenEMR


(system) #74

bradymiller wrote on Saturday, March 22, 2014:

Hi Everybody,

This is a reminder of the next conference call this Saturday (tomorrow) at 11:00 am PST. More details on the call (ie. number to call etc.) can be found here:
http://www.open-emr.org/wiki/index.php/OpenEMR_Weekly_Conference_Call_Details

Agenda is wide open.

thanks,
(I likely will not be able to make it; depends if I get cell service where I’m driving through)
-brady
OpenEMR


(system) #75

jcahn2 wrote on Saturday, March 22, 2014:

2014Mar22 Attendies: Jack, Jan
Jack was preoccupied with the NCAA wrestling championships so we called it quits at 1110h PacificDST.


(system) #76

bradymiller wrote on Friday, April 04, 2014:

Hi Everybody,

This is a reminder of the next conference call this Saturday at 11:00 am PST. More details on the call (ie. number to call etc.) can be found here:
http://www.open-emr.org/wiki/index.php/OpenEMR_Weekly_Conference_Call_Details

Agenda is wide open. MU2, MU2, MU2…

-brady
OpenEMR


(system) #77

fsgl wrote on Friday, April 04, 2014:

Hi Brady,

There has been no update of the MU2 Funding Barometer for 2 months. June will be here before we know it. Not an earth-shaking matter, just curosity.


(system) #78

bradymiller wrote on Saturday, April 05, 2014:

Unofficially, there has been another $500 since the update (still with steady stream of $20 donations). I’ve just emailed Tony about the estimation of the certification test itself; for example, if this was an overestimate, then can migrate it to the development baromater. At this point almost all MU2 items are accounted for resource-wise (except a couple) thanks to ZH and Tony’s group; the extra development funding we get will likely be going into the several items left and into code reviews (there is no way I’ll be able to review all the code that will be coming our way, so will very likely need to pay professionals for code reviews).
-brady
OpenEMR


(system) #79

tmccormi wrote on Saturday, April 05, 2014:

We have had no significant contributions… maybe $500 at the most.

Tony McCormick


On Apr 4, 2014 4:26 AM, “fsgl” fsgl@users.sf.net wrote:

Hi Brady,

There has been no update of the MU2 Funding Barometerhttp://www.open-emr.org/wiki/index.php/OpenEMR_Certification_Stage_II_Meaningful_Use#Fund_Raisingfor 2 months. June will be here before we know it. Not an earth-shaking
matter, just curosity.

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(system) #80

bradymiller wrote on Saturday, April 05, 2014:

Hi,

For the 4/5/14 conference call (note these are not official notes; just going from memory):

Attendees: Brady, Jan, Julie, Rod

Jan and Brady discussed the Demographics MU2 item, which is currently under active development by Jan :
http://www.open-emr.org/wiki/index.php/Demographics_(MU2)

Brady discussed update on MU2. At this point almost all MU2 items are accounted for resource-wise (except a couple) thanks to ZH and Tony’s group; the extra development funding we get will likely be going into the several items left and into code reviews (there is no way I’ll be able to review all the code that will be coming our way, so will very likely need to pay professionals for code reviews).

Julie (from EMR Direct) discussed the option of getting OpenEMR used as a “CMS Designated Test EHR”. This would be a very nice marketing opportunity for OpenEMR. Once OpenEMR is certified for MU2 item 170.314(B1) (http://www.open-emr.org/wiki/index.php/Transitions_of_care_–_receive,_display,_and_incorporate_transition_of_care/referral_summaries_(MU2)), then any anybody whom is willing to set up a testing instance with OpenEMR can apply for this. See the following links for more information:
http://www.healthit.gov/sites/default/files/how_to_become_a_designatedtestehr_072613.pdf
http://www.healthit.gov/policy-researchers-implementers/process-become-cms-designated-test-ehr
(just imagine having OpenEMR with a link to the project listed in the “Designed Test EHRs” in above web page…)

Brady and Rod discussed the translation pipeline, especially the perl script that collects the new constants from codebase. We both agreed it would be nice to have that script/process ported to php to allow use of it within OpenEMR.

Brady brought up the issue that the following MU2 items are gap items, but seem to require RXNORM codes. Just seems unusual and is something that needs to be looked into (for example, does OpenEMR already fulfill these criteria):
http://www.open-emr.org/wiki/index.php/Medication_list_(MU2)
http://www.open-emr.org/wiki/index.php/Medication_allergy_list_(MU2)

Until next week…

-brady
OpenEMR