Monthly OpenLMIS Governance Committee Call. This meeting includes members of the governance committee, as well as anyone else interested in participating.
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Action items for next call
Action Items from September Governance
Introductions and Call opening (3 min)
|Rebecca Alban (Unlicensed)|
Welcome, Carl is in Norway
|Upgrading OpenLMIS webinar (2 min)||Rebecca Alban (Unlicensed)|
Hosted a webinar last week on Upgrading OpenLMIS- here is the link to the webinar recording
here is the link to the quick demo video on Project Casper showing the upgrade path from v2 to v3
|Community Meeting (2 min)||Rebecca Alban (Unlicensed)|
please send passport copy to Sierra
|OpenHIE Meeting||Rebecca Alban (Unlicensed)|
Who is going from OpenLMIS Community? Is it worth organizing a side session?
if not, this is a great opportunity to create linkages. Carl will be there; what ideas or connections should we explore on behalf of the community?
Facilitated Discussion with Resonance (40 min)
Resonance Team-Kim Couri & Alice Helbing
Update on where we are and facilitated group discussion
We are deep into the private health workstream; Resonance will be presenting our private health prototype to potential clients
Revenue for sustaining OpenLMIS will have to come from a number of sources
Review of Final Private Health Prototype
Feedback from the group:
-(Brandon) OpenLMIS doesn't currently do all of these things; so we are trying to map out the LOE needed to extend OpenLMIS to do this.
-And which parts of this would benefit the public health system? Like recommended re-balancing from facilities for example.
(Ashraf) If the product could be matured to do all of these things it would be very attractive. Rather than having to custom develop things, could take the Bahmni route and use open source ERP (Odoo or Magento for example), which have online ordering and interfaces with shipping companies. We could integrate with other open source products and would not have licensing constraints
(Brian) Being able to fit into an ERP will be an important integration. Also, an 'insurance check' could be another function that could be useful in the public system, to see if/how the customer would be paying
(Brandon) Does JSI In-Supply fit this need? They are using eLMIS and VIMS as part of their portfolio. They don't have any plans to commercialize it but to use it in their current projects. Ashraf can connect Resonance with Yasmin who is based in Kenya and works on this project
Nov 12th governance call will present final options/decisions to be made and will send out a survey for governance members to 'endorse' the options that they think are best. Then we will use the community meeting to decide talk through how the 'future state' will be implemented
|Product Registry (PCMT) Update (5 min)||Brandon Bowersox-Johnson|
-small project funded by USAID (Digital Square/VillageReach collaboration) to solve the problem of master data management; consistent product identification. Project is off and running- beta release to happen this month. 1.0 launch planned for December
-GFP VAN (RHSC Project) will be the first user of this to work on a family planning product catalog
-Akeneo is the open source PIM (product information management tool) that was selected; has user friendly interface to update & edit product information
-Workshop in early December: Digital square and VillageReach are hosting. The workshop will help to make this a country-specific application
Ashraf: question about the platform: Answer: the platform is PHP based, uses Symphony which is similar to Java framework. You could still spin it up in a docker container.
It can serve as a global repository, and a country-level repository for products. They could feed into the global list and enrich the global list
Objective of this work: support GS1 implementation in country, use unique identifiers to allow tracking; hope is that will reduce time and cost for other info systems
Bianca Poll from Digital Square (firstname.lastname@example.org) is managing the pax list; Malawi delegation representing the MoH, regulatory body; etc. Also Nepal & Rwanda will have a delegation as well and will be in town
Conferences and Meetings
Conferences provide the community the opportunity for OpenLMIS members to speak or represent the OpenLMIS software and community in public forum.
Definitions to use shared terminology:
|Rebecca Alban (Unlicensed)|
Country implementation opportunities:
|Community and Product Updates|
ATTENDANCE: Rebecca Alban (Unlicensed), Brandon Bowersox-Johnson, Lindabeth Doby, Wesley Brown, Sierra Petrosky (Unlicensed), Pierre de Vasson (observer), Parambir S Gill (Unlicensed), Former user (Deleted), Kaleb Brownlow (Unlicensed), Douglas Khumalo, Alice Hebling, Brian Taliesin, Emily Clayton
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