**Welcome to the OpenHIM and OpenSHR community **
The OpenHIM and OpenSHR are two projects which fall under the auspices of the OpenHIE initiative.
The Open Health Information Mediator project aims to enables easier interoperability between Health Information Systems, while the Open Shared Health Record projects aims to enable the collection and storage of electronic health information about individual patients capable of being shared across different healthcare settings.
The OpenSHR project aims to review existing and proposed solutions to fulfill the role of a shared health record for the HIE. This project will focus on a technology review based on the combined gathering of expectations and requirements of the SHR (driven by in country requirements).
Key activities of this initial phase are to perform a critical review of the architecture and technologies used in the development of the RHEA implementation of these HIE components, as well as a comprehensive review of alternatives, to ensure due diligence.
1. OpenHIM and OpenSHR Community Calls
To this end, we would like to initiate a one hour fortnightly conference call to discuss different approaches and paradigms, as well as elaborate the generic requirements. We will begin by outlining our proposed strategy and highlight key questions so initially will combine both the OpenHIM and OpenSHR discussions, but these will develop into separate groups as work progresses.
Please also forward this email to anyone who you think may be interested in joining this discussion, or alternatively you can send me their email address and I will contact them.
Proposed call times are:
Mondays 3 - 4pm CAT / 8-9 am EST or 4-5pm CAT / 9-10 am EST
Tuesdays 4 - 5 pm CAT / 9-10 am EST
Fridays 3 -4 pm CAT / 8-9 am EST
If you are interested in participating, please indicate your choice of call times in this Doodle poll:
2. Collaborative workspace
See http://openhim.org for more details.
There are two Github repositories and wikis for these projects: the wiki spaces are intended as open collaborative work spaces for all interested parties to add to this work.
OpenHIM : https://github.com/jembi/openhim/wiki
mailing list: firstname.lastname@example.org
mailing list: email@example.com
All contributions to the wiki are very welcome.
If you have any queries or comments, please let me know.