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Board Members Present:  Danny Sands, Debra Cobb, Eric Bersh, Joe Ternullo, Mary Hennings, Jan Oldenburg, Peter Elias, John Grohol, Burt Rosen, Brian Mack, Matthew Holt, Helene Clayton-Jeter, Lynda Mitchell, Judy Danielson, Geri Lynn Baumblatt, Lynda Mitchell

Non-board members:, Dave deBronkart, Sue Woods

Full attendance record available here.

Welcome and Level-setting                                   Sands

Announcements                                                     Sands

This will be a short meeting, prior to Retreat. Had fantastic webinar with Health Story Collaborative on 6/22.

Minutes from last board meeting                        Sands



Treasurer-Membership Report                             Cobb



Journal Update                                                      Woods

Published on web until 2018. Much thanks to the editorial board. Control over review, acceptance, assigning of articles. Goal was 5 papers per quarter or 20/yr. In 2019, 8 pubs. In 2020, 11 submissions and 11 acceptances. Deb Gordon article is a must-read. Goal was to be indexed on PubMed, but not yet. Medline criticism was basically good, but didn’t meet methodological standards and we had of a lack of articles. We are indexed on Scopus and published on JMIR (which has 29 journals). Helene says we need co-authors. Goal is to have more papers submitted and to strengthen editorial board. We need two names of editors who are academicians and who understand the nature of a quality paper with good methodology. We need more communication among Society members. We might do a blog post. Create pipeline between us and academic centers that publish. Judy sending out notifications to Board members with large social media followings. Danny volunteered to join Journal Board. Danny says we should be on the lookout for authors or names of potential Board members. Geri Lynn asks if we are still associated with podcast group (no.)

Adjourned at  6:35 — Next board meeting: July 28, 2020, 6:00 – 7:30 pm ET

Respectfully submitted,

Eric N Bersh

SPM Board Secretary