Neil Versel's Healthcare IT Podcasts
Interview with Fred Trotter, GPL Medicine proponent, on "free" and other open-source software for healthcare. MP3, mono, 64kbps, 18.5 MB, running time 40:27.

  • 0:55 Definition of GPL software
  • 2:30 Definition and discussion of "free" software
  • 5:25 Why he believes GPL is the only "morally acceptable" license in medicine
  • 6:35 GPL vs. proprietary licenses
  • 10:35 Making money with GPL licenses
  • 11:45 Critical nature of medical software
  • 13:15 Software keeping up with changes in the law
  • 16:05 "Vendor lock-in" for customers
  • 19:40 Trotter's experience in healthcare programming
  • 21:35 Three important GPL projects: FreeMed, OpenEMR and ClearHealth
  • 23:10 VistA
  • 24:30 VistA-Office EHR
  • 29:20 How VistA-Office might change the EHR market
  • 33:30 Problems with hybrid electronic/paper record systems
  • 34:50 GPL allows users to improve software
  • 36:20 Why VistA improved VA healthcare
  • 38:40 Fixing the broken healthcare system

  • Direct download: Fred_Trotter_interview.mp3
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