Fred Trotter

Fred Trotter works with Open Source Health Information software, things like Electronic Health Records and Health Information Exchange software. Fred believes that good technology in healthcare can reduce medical errors and empower patients.

Software crumple zones

It's time to recognize and appreciate highly engineered health information systems.

Clinicians often encounter multi-step software processes that seem laborious. Sometimes that's due to a design flaw, but other times that process has been intentionally constructed as a crumple zone.

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Why developers should enter health IT contests

Developers can make money writing code that makes patients safer.

Working on software that addresses patient safety issues is one of the few ways that a software developer can impact quality of life rather than convenience of life. Health contests are fun enough that you might even forget that you're changing the world.

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