A recognized expert in Open Source medical software, Fred Trotter is a Houston-based programmer who is consistently named a leading authority on health care informatics and software. He is the author of the most popular introduction to Health IT, Hacking Healthcare, O’Reilly Media, 2011.

Fred is a well respected figure in the Health IT community, as well as a world-class visionary with profound expertise and technical ingenuity. He thrives on big-data and the role it plays in shaping healthcare decisions and delivery, and he is an active participant of the ePatient movement.

Fred represented the Open Source community during testimony on the definition of meaningful use when the United States Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Law was constructed.

Highlights from Fred’s long list of accomplishments include: creating FreeB, the world’s first GPL medical billing engine; speaking at SCALE DOHCS, OSCON, Linux World, and DefCon conferences; co-authoring Hacking Healthcare, published by O’Reilly Media in 2011; and founding the DocGraph Open Doctor Data project.