Fred Katona is responsible for shaping the technology vision for DispatchHealth, including engineering delivery, architecture and best practices. Fred has extensive experience in healthcare IT. His experience ranges from building multi-platform delivery teams to building multi-platform APIs while always keeping in mind the special differences that healthcare brings to IT. Fred brings a passion for Ruby to the team and loves to explore functional programming.
In recent years, Fred worked for Physician Support Systems, streamlining their medical coding by building automated systems using machine learning. Most recently, Fred worked at iTriage where he managed multiple technology delivery teams. He also led the development of the industry leading consumer facing multi-symptom processor using machine learning.
Fred has a degree in biology from Northwestern University and a computer science degree from MSU Denver. At MSU Denver, Fred created his own independent study class specifically for machine learning using text mining.