Scott Fraser joined ECRI Institute in 2017 as chief information officer. He is responsible for software development, information security, infrastructure, and digital content.
In 1986, Fraser began his career as a systems analyst developing software for and maintaining the computer systems of Associates for Middle East Research, Inc. (AMER). Through the 90s, his IT career spanned software development, networking, and infrastructure in multiple industries and platforms including work for the U.S. Department of Defense, non-profit social service agencies, telecom, payroll, and collegiate computing departments.
In 1997, Fraser and two partners founded Portico Systems. As chief technology officer (CTO), he was the technical visionary and lead architect of Portico's platform, which is in production today at many of the nation's largest health plans. With his co-founders and team, he grew the Philadelphia regional company to more than 180 employees before transitioning the company to McKesson Corporation in 2011. Fraser was a vice president in software development at McKesson for six years.
During his career, Fraser was granted two U.S. patents, and Portico accumulated numerous industry accolades, including:
- Named industry leader by Gartner for NPI Solution
- Healthcare Informatics 100 Top Healthcare IT Companies (three times, 2008 to 2010)
- Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies (four times, 2007 to 2010)
- Emerging Technology Company of the Year, Eastern Technology Council, in 2009
- Deloitte Fast 50 (four times, 2007 to 2010)
- Deloitte Technology Fast 500 (three times, 2009 to 2010)
- 7 out of 10 years on Wharton’s “Philadelphia 100” Fastest Growing Private Companies; inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2007
- Best Places to Work, Philadelphia Business Journal in 2009 and 2010
- PACT Enterprise Awards Finalist for “Deal of the Year” in 2012
Fraser is a graduate of Eastern University in St. David’s, PA, and chair of the board at the American Birding Association.