[openEHR-announce] Extension of nominations 31 Jan 2015 - and join up now.

Ian McNicoll ian.mcnicoll at oceaninformatics.com
Thu Jan 8 08:15:28 EST 2015


Hi Heather, Vebjørn,

The nominations are for election to the new Management Board. None of
the existing Board members will be automatically appointed. The
Management Board is the group which is intended to direct Foundation
affairs in a practical sense and in that role, all of the current
Interim Board members are effectively 'standing down'.

My understanding is that all of the Interim Board members will remain
as 'Company Members' ( the legal 'owners' in UK Company law) until
after the election. The role of Company Members is largely nominal i.e
somewhat like Trustees / Guarantors in a charity to provide general
oversight.

The current proposals envisage a small Company Membership but we know
that there is some debate in the community about whether every
Individual and Industry member should automatically also be a
legal'Company Member'. UK not-for-profit law recognises both
approaches as being valid in different circumstances. The Interim
Board felt that this discussion still needs to be had but that it was
more important to get the new Management Board up and running first,
particularly as the election process should give that group a stronger
mandate and hopefully introduce fresh perspectives.

I would regard the Management Board as holding the key power and
responsibility and that this is a new entity. If current Interim Board
members want to participate they should nominate like anyone else.

Current Interim Board members will carry on in the short term as the
legal 'Company Members' until that broader constitutional question is
resolved. This will be an important discussion but is almost wholly
about how we feel that the aims and philosophy of the Foundation are
best protected, and not about running the Foundation per-se.

Ian




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On 8 January 2015 at 01:00, Heather Leslie
<heather.leslie at oceaninformatics.com> wrote:
> Thanks Ian,
>
> I would be interested to know who is remaining and who is standing down. Is that information available?
>
> I suspect that others in the community might like it too. It may influence decisions to nominate, or not.
>
> Regards
>
> Heather
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: openEHR-technical [mailto:openehr-technical-
>> bounces at lists.openehr.org] On Behalf Of Ian McNicoll
>> Sent: Wednesday, 7 January 2015 7:32 PM
>> To: For openEHR clinical discussions
>> Cc: For openEHR technical discussions
>> Subject: Re: [openEHR-announce] Extension of nominations 31 Jan 2015 - and
>> join up now.
>>
>> Hi Heather,
>>
>> The existing Board will be dissolved. The current interim Board members will
>> remain as legal Company members/directors in line with UK not-for-profit
>> company law until after the new Board is elected after which the legal
>> Company membership will also change and a number of the existing Company
>> Members will stand down.
>>
>> Ian
>>
>>
>> Dr Ian McNicoll
>> office +44 (0)1536 414 994
>> fax +44 (0)1536 516317
>> mobile +44 (0)775 209 7859
>> skype ianmcnicoll
>> ian.mcnicoll at oceaninformatics.com
>>
>> Clinical Modelling Consultant, Ocean Informatics, UK Director openEHR
>> Foundation  www.openehr.org/knowledge Honorary Senior Research
>> Associate, CHIME, UCL SCIMP Working Group, NHS Scotland BCS Primary
>> Health Care  www.phcsg.org
>>
>>
>> On 7 January 2015 at 05:52, Heather Leslie
>> <heather.leslie at oceaninformatics.com> wrote:
>> > Hi Sam,
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Can you please clarify what is happening to the existing Board. Is it
>> > dissolving completely or are some members remaining or…?
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > It seems that at least some are renominating.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Regards
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Heather
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > From: openEHR-clinical
>> > [mailto:openehr-clinical-bounces at lists.openehr.org]
>> > On Behalf Of sam.heard at openehrfoundation.org
>> > Sent: Tuesday, 6 January 2015 7:23 AM
>> > To: For openEHR technical discussions; For openEHR clinical
>> > discussions
>> > Subject: Re: [openEHR-announce] Extension of nominations 31 Jan 2015 -
>> > and join up now.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Hi All and Happy New Year
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Apologies for being away and not getting to this sooner. I am a full
>> > time clinician at present! Due to limited resources within the
>> > Foundation we have utilised the WildApricot software to manage our
>> > initial membership, nomination and voting process. We have  used the
>> > “event registration” to accept nominations which may have caused some
>> > confusion. Koray Atalag, Pablo Pazos and Ian Mc Nicoll have editing access to
>> this site.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > The process is to join at http://members.openehr.org, await approval
>> > (built into the software), then go to the Nominations and Voting page.
>> > You will then be asked to provide the name of a member (not a current
>> > Board Member) supporting your nomination and give a brief Bio and
>> statement of intent.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > We are seeking nominations for 2 individual member positions on the
>> > Management Board and for 2 Industry Partner nominees. At present we
>> > have 4 nominations for the Individual Membership representatives:
>> >
>> > Shinju Kobayashi
>> >
>> > Silje Ljosland Bakke
>> >
>> > Ian McNicoll
>> >
>> > Diego Bosca Thomas
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > This list is now public. The software adds the possibility to restrict
>> > view (uneditable).
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > There are no nominations for the Industry Partner representatives as yet.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > It is not possible to nominate another person. Nominees must be
>> > members, must complete the registration and their supporting member
>> > must be an active member. Active members are visible to all members
>> > under Contacts > Directory.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > I undertake to send out this list on a weekly basis during January.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Hope this helps. We are, through this process, getting funds to launch
>> > openEHR as an operational organisation. The software is not ideal but
>> > at least we have a registration space and it links to PayPal so we
>> > have a manageable situation. I certainly hope we will do better in the
>> > future. I have attempted to answer as many of Erik’s points as
>> > possible. If you want someone to stand for election to the Board,
>> > please approach them and ask them to nominate.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Thank you for your patience.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Cheers, Sam Heard
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > From: Erik Sundvall
>> > Sent: ‎Sunday‎, ‎28‎ ‎December‎ ‎2014 ‎6‎:‎41‎ ‎PM
>> > To: For openEHR technical discussions, For openEHR clinical
>> > discussions
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Hi and seasons greetings!
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > I find the openEHR board nomination process a bit confusing and pretty
>> > different to what I am used to in other community settings.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > When joining as an openEHR individual member you first have to wait
>> > until your application has been approved, this might be logical in
>> > some ways, but it means you will need to remember to get back to the
>> > member site some days later and then do your nominations (a nomination
>> dropout risk).
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Also you can not even view nominations without logging in. After
>> > logging in I did not find any list of members possible to nominate,
>> > but after navigating around a while I found these four nominations:
>> >
>> > - Bosca Tomas, Diego
>> > - McNicoll, Ian
>> > - Bakke, Silje Ljosland
>> > - Kobayashi, Shinji
>> >
>> > I guess these nice persons were nominated by individual members, I did
>> > not find any information regarding if industry members have nominated
>> > any candidates.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > I did not find any information regarding if any of the current board
>> > members are considered already nominated or not (I guess not, since
>> > Ian is on the current board and has been nominated separately).
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > The strangest thing, unless I misunderstood the submission form:
>> >
>> > The form is rigged primarily to nominate yourself, and it is optional
>> > to "Include name in list of event registrants" - does that mean that
>> > there may be people secretly nominated? Very strange at least from a
>> > Swedish community/NGO/volunteer-org perspective.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > I would like to nominate Thomas Beale for example, can I do that? By
>> > replacing my own name that is pre-filled in the form I guess it is
>> > possible to nominate someone else but it is far from obvious from
>> > form-texts regarding "your nomination" etc.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > In the community settings I am used to, the nominations are open so
>> > that any member can nominate any member, then the nominated persons
>> > are asked if they would accept a nomination or not, then there is a
>> > vote among the remaining nominated persons.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > I would suggest some changes
>> >
>> > - Listing all current nominations (including from both industry and
>> > individual members) without login requirement
>> >
>> > - Allowing at least logged in members to see who else is a member (so
>> > that we know who can be nominated and can encourage people to become
>> > members if they are not listed)
>> >
>> > - Making it possible to nominate other people than yourself
>> >
>> > - Clarifying if anybody not on the visible nomination list is
>> > considered to be nominated
>> >
>> > - Send out nomination reminders regularly (perhaps including a list of
>> > the then nominated persons)
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Best regards,
>> >
>> > Erik Sundvall
>> >
>> > Ph.D. Medical Informatics. Information Architect. Tel: +46-72-524 54
>> > 55 (or
>> > 010-1036252 in Sweden)
>> > LiÖ: erik.sundvall at regionostergotland.se (lio.se changing name 1 Jan
>> > 2015)
>> > LiU: erik.sundvall at liu.se http://www.imt.liu.se/~erisu/
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > On Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 12:58 AM, <sam.heard at openehrfoundation.org>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > Happy Xmas everybody,
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Thank you to the new members and Industry Partners that have joined up
>> > so far. We have three nominations for the Management Board at this
>> > stage. Two of the companies have asked for an extension for the
>> > joining date to allow transition to the new Calendar year.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > The Board considered their request at the last Board meeting and agreed.
>> > Consequently the closure date for nominations has been extended to the
>> > 31 Jan 2015.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Please join up by going to http://members.openehr.org We need a broad
>> > and representative group to vote for the Management Board. Your
>> > involvement is crucial. The funds also help us with the provision of
>> > some of the fundamentals (web site, CKM etc).
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Have a great break over Xmas but make sure you contribute to the
>> > MedInfo workshops by the middle of January. Keep an eye on the lists for
>> details.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Looking forward to working with you all in 2015!
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Cheers, Sam
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Dr Sam Heard
>> > Chairman, openEHR Foundation
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
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