Fred Trotter -
Leading Consultant (Free/Libre & Open Source Health Software)
Speaking Topic: Whats going on in Free and OSS Healthcare?

Fred Trotter is the leading consultant in Free/Libre and Open Source Health Software. Trotter has contributed code to FreeMed, OpenEMR is the current project manager of MirrorMed and 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 manages the Open Source EHR review project with the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), Open Source Working Group (oswg). Fred is also a member of WorldVistA.

Fred Trotter consults with those who are interested in installing or evaluating an Open Source EHR solutions. Trotters clients rely on him for current information on the latest releases of Open Source EHR software, from VistA Office Edition (VOE) to the original FreeMED. Each project and codebase has strengths/flaws as applied to a given environment, and as a result Trotter is project-neutral. While every GPL codebase has an advantage, Trotter has consistently advocated the GPL to address the issues of vendor lock-in. Trotter advocates for GPL and against proprietary licenses in health software.

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 softeware, Trotter passed the CISSP certification and consulted for VeriSign on HIPAA security for major hospitals and health institutions.

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