Brian Eastwood

Senior Editor

Brian Eastwood is a senior editor for CIO.com with more than 10 years of experience writing, editing and producing content for newspapers and the Web. He is primarily responsible for working with CIO.com's contributors and columnists, who cover topics such as cloud computing, big data, development and architecture, personal tech, the IT channel, business applications, BYOD, consumerization and business / project management. Brian's specific area of interest and expertise is healthcare IT. Prior to CIO.com, Brian was an editor at TechTarget and a newspaper reporter in the Boston suburbs. Outside the office, Brian is a history buff with a particular interest in postwar Europe and a runner who recently finished his 11th marathon.

Wearable health tech in early days, but long-term benefits emerging

Future points to healthcare IT as a Service

Future points to healthcare IT as a Service

Adopting social, mobile, analytics and cloud technology should save healthcare providers money in the long run. It should also help them use their EHR systems as a service, according to a joint report from EMC and MeriTalk.

5 ways digital health startups can break from the pack

5 ways digital health startups can break from the pack

It's a good time to be a healthcare startup, as investors are pouring billions into the market. However, it’s a crowded field and to attract funding you have to stand out. Here are five tips to help digital health startups land...

Medical Device Security Benchmarks Emerging

Medical Device Security Benchmarks Emerging

In recent weeks, the FDA and the Center for Internet Security have released guidance documents on medical device security. While there are no hard and fast recommendations, given the diverse types of devices and environments in which...

In evolving healthcare business model, tech plays vital role

In evolving healthcare business model, tech plays vital role

The healthcare industry's shift toward value-based, coordinated care won't succeed if providers, payers and patients aren't connected to the information they need to make better health and wellness decisions. Entities that fail to do...

How Boston Children's Hospital Hit Back at Anonymous

How Boston Children's Hospital Hit Back at Anonymous

Hackers purportedly representing Anonymous hit Boston Children's Hospital with phishing and DDoS attacks this spring. The hospital fought back with vigilance, internal transparency and some old-fashioned sneakernet.

Why Patient Portals Remain Healthcare's Enigma

Why Patient Portals Remain Healthcare's Enigma

In an era when consumers can do just about anything online, you'd think the patient portal would be a popular way to communicate with the doctor's office. You'd be wrong, though. What's holding patient portals back?

Why Hospitals Still Struggle to Sell Telehealth

Why Hospitals Still Struggle to Sell Telehealth

Yes, the technology can get complicated. Yes, licensure and reimbursement remain a regulatory mess. That said, telehealth is arguably one of healthcare IT's few 'easy wins' for physicians as well as patients. If your organization has...

Why Healthcare IT Spending Needs to Shift Its Focus

Why Healthcare IT Spending Needs to Shift Its Focus

Most healthcare IT spending emphasize architecture and electronic health records. This has the dual effect of adding little value and leaving little room for transformative innovation. With healthcare's business model on the verge of...

7 Ways CIOs Should Prepare for the Digital Enterprise

The whole world's gone digital. As today's companies try to keep up, many CIOs feel like a hamster on a wheel, constantly moving but never getting anywhere. This advice from the recent MIT Sloan CIO Symposium could offer at...

How to Do Big Data in Healthcare

How to Do Big Data in Healthcare

Many healthcare organizations like to talk about data analytics. However, here are eight pieces of expert advice to help you actually do it.

Solving Healthcare's Disruptive Innovation Dilemma

If you need any evidence that the United States needs to rethink its healthcare model, look no further than the typical hospital.

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