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CoP Call Agenda

IBIS-PH is website software that allows public health practitioners access to publicly-owned health data. The IBIS-PH Community of Practice (CoP) is the stakeholder group for the software. Monthly CoP conference calls allow CoP members to communicate with each other and the IBIS-PH contractors who provide software development and support.


Monday, June 15, 2020 - 3:00 to 5:00 EST (1:00 to 3:00 PM MST) NM/NJ Hosting.

Dial-in: (‪US‬) ‪+1 (646) 749-3112‬ - Meeting ID/Access Code: 973-631-485#‬


  1. Review agenda and add items as needed...
  2. v3.0 Updates:
    • Added a MEASURE_TITLE_OVERRIDE into the indicator profiles and query module configurations. This is basically the old 2.3 Y_TITLE functionality. This is needed to avoid having to create hundreds of different measures to allow for unique value titles.
    • Query module updates that include using centralized admin based XML files like dimensions, ancillary values, measures, and value attributes.
    • Latest Spring Security which includes ability to have secure passwords on self registered users and db users.
  3. NM migration progress report (need to discuss effort and time needed dealing with converting content and cleaning up content).
    • nmibis-admin
    • nmibis-view
    • Query Modules
  4. Help Needed. We need help to write appropriate help popup copy and with training videos.
  5. Version 3 adopters need to take inventory of their static pages. These pages should be heavily scrutinized considerations like the value of the page, how much is it being used, why is it not being used, resources needed to make it useful, resources needed to maintain, and website requirements. We can discuss scenarios.
  6. ICD-10 CM - updates
  7. Review of Version 3. The initial v3 release was going to mainly be an admin backend data release with basic view app conversion to the new structure and latest dependent libraries. Due to COVID-19 and testing time constraints more functionality has been included in this release. Here's a non inclusive high level list of what version 3 currently includes:
    • All report page types have been reviewed and many updated to increase usability.
    • Simplified site navigation with cleaner and simpler web site layout.
    • Easier to read text blocks with more white space.
    • Cleaned up consistent titles with less jargon.
    • Where applicable consistent top of page control options.
    • More visually engaging Health Topic pages.
    • More integrated indicator to topic associations.
    • New Interactive Summary Indicator Reports.
    • New community Health Profile report.
    • Multiple Indicator Report indexes with filtering.
    • Introduction videos for the different site content and different users.
    • More help popups/content for admin and view pages.
    • Content blocks for query results and indicator reports. This allows IBIS or non IBIS websites to make requests to consume IBIS visualizations and content (think story pages).
    • Better options for splitting and managing content.
    • Most icons are now implemented using fonts and SVG. This allows for easy color changes and resizing/scaling via CSS.
    • and of course all the backend database changes that clean up kludged data usage and lay the footings for standardized query module and indicator dataset structures.



  1. Introduction and Training Videos Status Update
    • 4-video playlist for new adopters Describes types of IBIS-PH content and how it's maintained. (Lois)
    • Adding an area labels layer to your map, editing GeoJSON in QGIS (Chris Wenker)
    • Modifying an IBIS map definition - choropleth groups and colors, adding new map definitions (Lois Haggard, Paul Leo)
    • Creating Dynamic Grouping Variables for an IBIS Query (Tong Zheng)
    • Wiki Formatting - When, Where and How It's Used in IBIS-View (Kim Neerings)
    • The Subversion (SVN) file repository - basics (Lois Haggard, Paul Leo)
  2. IBISQ Testing (Lois, Paul, Tong)



  • When you submit a ticket, leave the Milestone=Unassigned and Version=Unknown and the ticket will come up on ticket report number 1 New Tickets for CoP Review
  • If you have new or open tickets please review them and be prepared to discuss them on the CoP call. You can run the {1} New Tickets for CoP Review report to see current tickets. The purposes of discussing tickets are to a) communicate an idea to the community, and b) to identify and track IBIS-PH software issues. (Note that once a ticket has been marked to be worked then that ticket is only discussed on the CoP call for the purpose of moving the effort forward.)