Educational Goals

(Bob Hoyt) #297

@tony @teryhill @r0bby

I still get inquiries as to how to use the educational version of the EHR. I am referring them to Tony’s group for hosting and have to remind them not to use the Demo for teaching. Can we add some language on the demo site for them to “look but don’t touch?” In other words, don’t create new patients or create a new class in the demo.

(Tony McCormick) #298

I think we need to be clear the the ‘demo’ will be reset regularly and anything they do there will disappear without notice.

(Terry Hill) #299

That could be added on the front screen of the demo as long as the code for it is separate from the other instances.

(Tony McCormick) #300

What about a general announcement text field in globals maybe, that is normally empty? Then it could be used for other things like scheduled system down notices…

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(Terry Hill) #301

Where to display it? Login page?

(Tony McCormick) #302

That’s what i was thinking.

(Bob Hoyt) #303

@tony @teryhill

I think that would be good. BTW, I’ll be discussing data science tools to include LibreHealth at the 2018 AMCIS Conference in New Orleans this weekend. Are we closer to adding the new software enhancements to the demo?

(Tony McCormick) #304

We (the integration team) have been focused on getting GSOC projects reviewed… the reporting stuff will get attention after the 21st…

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(Terry Hill) #305

I did a review on it 29 days ago for some things.

(Robby O'Connor) #306

What about a banner that persists across page views, above the navbar? Make sure it’s dismissable though.

(Bob Hoyt) #307

@tony @sunbiz

I’m not sure what the next step should be for the educational EHR. One of my concerns is the impression that larger schools/medical centers already have access to the Cerners and Epics of the world so we are talking about smaller programs. Cost is a significant limitation and I have been unsuccessful in getting an industry partner to defray the cost of hosting, etc. I do have leftover monies from textbook sales, but I’m a little reluctant to spend it without some consensus by the developers and informatics instructors. I could defray the cost to use LibreHealth EHR for some of the universities but that is not a long-term solution. I have not sent an invitation to the roughly 500 Health Informatics instructors that are on my email list. Are there other ideas or projects for which funding now is critical?

(Tony McCormick) #308

I agree, I don’t think that is a good use of funds. Until we have some actual interest from the smaller universities, etc we should think about other paths. The NLP thing is still very interesting, but I’m not sure it has practical application in a production physician practice. At least not until it got some testing, might be worth spending some time on that as an experimental module?


(Bob Hoyt) #309

@tony @sunbiz

Seems like we need a consortium of universities who would use LibreHealth EHR, probably initially just for EHR training. At that point, we might be able to branch out with other avenues such as analytics, FHIR apps and NLP.

What do you think about sending out an invitation to universities to subscribe ($) to LibreHealth for the Winter/Spring semester? It would give us a reality check as to the actual interest level. I could offer a $500 scholarship to universities who lack funding. In case there is more interest than expected, how many universities could you host comfortably at one time?

What will it take to include the new reporting and activity log functionality into the NHANES version of LibreHealth EHR? More funding?

(Tony McCormick) #310

That sounds like a plan that can’t hurt. No additional funding is needed to get the reports online, just me having a bit of time to focus on it. Which I will apply.

(Bob Hoyt) #311

@tony @sunbiz

Status Update LibreHealth EHR September 18.docx (17.8 KB) I updated the status of the project. Please look over before I send out and hopefully Sunbiz will get a chance to respond shorlty

(Tony McCormick) #312

Document looks fine.

(Bob Hoyt) #313

@tony @sunbiz

Dr. Purkayastha emailed me separately about going for an interesting NSF grant to enhance a platform or ecosystem that largely revolves around LibreHealth EHR. I think I will send out a newsletter to the roughly 475 informatics instructors to see how many are interested in using/testing LibreHealth for the Winter 2019 semester. I’ll offer limited $500 scholarships for smaller schools. The goal would be to continue to gather important insights into the IT and EHR needs of informatics instructors. Does this make sense going forward?

(Tony McCormick) #314

Yes, sounds like a solid plan

(Bob Hoyt) #315

@tony @sunbiz

I’m going to proceed but probably change to (10) grants at $1000 each

(Bob Hoyt) #316

@tony @sunbiz

I think my solicitation via newsletter will be a reality check to determine whether an educational version of LibreHealth is viable or not. The instructions are for schools who can pay to directly contact Tony. Those who seek grant support contact me. One concern is that some may wait till closer to the Winter/Spring semester before responding. Time will tell what the true interest level is and their price point. In the meantime, we should pursue the NSF grant.