Participants: Peter Elias, John Grohol, Janice McCallum, Burt Rosen,Danny Sands, Joe Ternullo, Sue Woods
Announcements / HIMSS Comments
SPM had a good number of members attending the HIMSS18 conference. We awarded patient travel funds to about 8 people. Danny suggested that we offer more guidance to patient award recipients next time to prepare them for the massive HIMSS annual conference. Janice pointed to a post by HISTalk that offered suggestions on how to prepare patient attendees for HIMSS. [Note that another SPM member posted HIStalk post on Connect, which generated some divergent ideas on the value of preparing patient travel award recipients for the conferences they attend.]
Learning Exchange – Sarah Krüg
Tabled, since Sarah wasn’t able to join the call.
Town Hall – Peter Elias
Peter described the plan for the March 20, 2018 Town Hall virtual event. It will begin with a 5-minute introductory discussion then will open for questions from the audience. Danny Sands, along with several other SPM board members will be on the call.
SPM Conference Update – Joe Ternullo, Sarah
Contract, logistics: Joe reported that we have a signed contract from Rich Scarfo of HIMSS/PCHA for the conference.
Programming: Sue and Jan offered some updates on conference programming from the event committee meetings. Basic agenda for the day is taking shape; marketing team will help decide on title. (See: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10DLywBbMrmGw7j-fqOg78JZShHj_ytpBO4MCVm8W1oI/edit?usp=sharing for current SPM18 agenda.)
The urgency for deciding upon the title and obtaining at least 1 keynote speaker was emphasized, since we need to announce the conference and begin promoting it in May.
Doc Tom Award (tabled)
Efforts/Accountability – Liaisons, Reporting, etc. – Sue Woods
Sue attached a version of the Who Does What spreadsheet to guide a discussion of accountability for ongoing projects and regular operational activities and went through each focus area/project to get a status update.
Communication / Newsletter, etc. – Sue Woods
Sue raised issue of difficulties many board members are having in creating, linking to and in finding documents on Google Drive. Danny is planning a tutorial led by FirstLine Software. Initial agenda is available here. Suggestions for other topics are welcome.
Also, Sue reported that she plans to donate video conferencing service to SPM for 2 years. She’s investigating options for video conferencing services, including JoinMe, Uberconference, Zoom, Webex, and BlueJeans (Janice suggestion).
Next Executive meeting is April 10, 2018 at 4 pm.
Respectfully submitted, Janice McCallum SPM Board Secretary