Fred Trotter is a hacktivist. He works for social change by coding and promoting Open Source Health Software. In recognition of his role within the Open Source Health Informatics community, Trotter was the only Open Source representative invited by congress to testify on the definition of ‘meaningful use’ for the federal health care incentives law (Meaningful Use). Trotter also represented the Open Source EHR community in negotiations with CCHIT, the leading EHR certification body.
Trotter is the original author of FreeB, the worlds first GPL medical billing engine. In 2004 Fred Trotter received the LinuxMedNews achievement award for work on FreeB. Fred Trotter was an editor for the Open Source EHR review project with the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), Open Source Working Group (oswg). Fred is a member of WorldVistA and is the programmer behind Astronaut Shuttle which is the first cloud-based VA VistA offering.
Fred Trotter is a recognized expert in Free and Open Source medical software and security systems. He has spoken on those subjects at the SCALE DOHCS conference, OSCON, LinuxWorld, DefCon and is the MC for the Open Source Health Conference. He has been quoted in multiple articles on Health Information Technology in several print and online journals, including WIRED, ZSnet, Government Health IT, Modern Healthcare, Linux Journal, Free Software Magazine, NPR and LinuxMedNews. Trotter has a B.S in Computer Science, a B.A in psychology and a B.A in philosophy from Trinity University. Trotter minored in Business Administration, Cognitive Science, and Management Information Systems. Before working directly on health software, Trotter passed the CISSP certification and consulted for VeriSign on HIPAA security for major hospitals and health institutions. Trotter was originally trained on information security at the Air Force Information Warfare Center.
David is CEO of ClearHealth Inc. which created and supports ClearHealth, the first and only open source Meaningful Use certified Comprehensive Ambulatory EHR. Coming from a background of supply chain systems and big business ERP for companies including DEC, Micro Systems, Motorola, and EDS, David entered health care in 2001 as CTO for the OpenEHR project. One of the first companies to try commercializing open source healthcare systems, OpenEHR met face first with thedifficult realities of bringing proven mainstream technologies into the complicated and sometimes nonsensical world of health care. In 2003 David became CEO of ClearHealth and created theClearHealth system based on VistA that was originally developed by the Veterans Health Administration.
ClearHealth’s software is open source (GPL) and powers more than 1,000 sites from small offices to mega-institutions servicing millions of patients per year. As CEO of ClearHealth Inc. David alsooversees outsourced management and operations consulting of several general practice groups and in 2013 will begin operating it’s own general practice facilities.
A frequent speaker and writer David has presented and OSCON, TEPR, LinuxWorld, SCALE, OSHC, and others. You can see his work online in Modern Health Care, Wired, Linux Journal, and on his blog: Health 365.
I have been recommending this book to several of my colleagues.
Fred Trotter and David Uhlman do a good job in explaining the huge number of issues inherent in electronic health records (EHR) in their book Hacking Healthcare.
I've found this to be a great primer - detailed without delving into details which can be found in other, more pointed texts.
Good book, but for those who have worked in healthcare before, this book offers nothing new. I believe this book is directed at those who have never worked in Healthcare IT... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
I would love to recommend this book as a healthcare IT primer, but the frequent references to the VA system scream for a revision... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Brent Watkins
Well written, clear, and, comprehensive treatment of key fundamentals including relevant history, technology related topics, strong intro to HIPAA and related risk mitigation... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Yesh Subramanian
The positives: this book presents a lot of information, both current & historical, and ultimately manages to paint a picture of the healthcare IT landscape that is mostly... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jason
I started a Business Intelligence hospital in December '13. Even with decades of experience in BI, I was overwhelmed by the complexity of medical data. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Rob Hatton
I'm a young researcher who just took a job at a Department of Health. I've found this to be a great primer - detailed without delving into details which can be found in other, more... Read morePublished 4 months ago by A Young Feller
Comprehensive summary of the issues and intricacies of healthcare, although not totally applicable to me as I'm outside of the US and we don't have such a complex billing and... Read morePublished 5 months ago by D. Barker
This book was helped me reset my perspective on Healthcare IT. I have been working for an EHR vendor at various client sites, getting frustrated and confused by the practices and... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Michael S
This book is a comprehensive description of important issues in health informatics, written from an informatician's point of view. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer