@yehster, @tony, @teryhill, @judywawira, @r0bby
I don’t think it is too early to be developing a more long-term plan for the educational EHR. There are several moving parts:
We don’t know future hosting costs for server space and don’t know what the $$ expectation will be from our faculty/students if they plan to use LibreHealth EHR next semester. Will we be prepared to give them options by January 1, 2018? At what point do we advertise the educational EHR to the “world” and leave the beta phase?
While we would like to get more serious and long-term funding, where is the laundry list of enhancements we plan? The Mozilla grant is very attractive but it needs to be well thought out.
Book proceeds (Informatics Education) is willing to float another grant immediately if we can come up with some “low hanging fruit” enhancements. One example we keep talking about is parsing out lab work into individual results. Another one is better reporting that would include lab values and so forth.
Bottom line for me is not to delay these types of decisions as we need some answers by the end of this semester. I would argue to make short-term enhancements now with an Informatics Education grant and long-term with other grant monies