Since I created the topic, I’ll start.
I’m Jamie Thomas, Community Manager for OpenHIE. In 2011 I joined a team of talented individuals working to establish the Rwandan Health Information Exchange (RHIE). The benefit of the approach used in Rwanda became apparent and in 2013 I was lucky enough to help evolve our approach and develop the OpenHIE community.
Originally, I started out by attending calls, taking notes, and developing communication materials then my role evolved to be responsible for more and more of the community and its growth.
As Community Manager, I focus on communication, outreach, and mentorship with and for the community, which includes quite a bit of varied tasks. In addition to the day-to-day operations of the community, I also work on our events and outreach programs. If you’re interested in helping in any of those areas, get in touch. We’re always looking for leadership as we grow!
When I’m not working on OpenHIE I assist on various projects to develop communities of practice and management processes. Although more importantly I am the life guide to two beautiful children and wife to one amazing man