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 10th marathon.


Wearable Tech's Dilemma: Too Much Data, Not Enough Insight

Wearable Tech's Dilemma: Too Much Data, Not Enough Insight

Analysts say as many as 130 million wearable tech devices will be sold by 2018. They promise to improve health, fitness and wellness. To have that impact, though, wearable tech must go beyond telling people things they already know.

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...

Does Meaningful Use Need an Overhaul?

Does Meaningful Use Need an Overhaul?

The meaningful use incentive program has stimulated electronic health record adoption in the United States -- but confusing, conflicting proposals to change and delay the program's next stages lead many to wonder if meaningful use...

Healthcare Cloud Use Prevalent, Poised to Spread, HIMSS Says

Healthcare Cloud Use Prevalent, Poised to Spread, HIMSS Says

Survey results from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's analytics arm says more than 80 percent of organizations use cloud services, primarily to host apps and data. Concerns remain, particularly around...

How Healthcare Can Fix Patient Engagement

How Healthcare Can Fix Patient Engagement

The healthcare industry frequently discusses how to use technology to improve patient engagement, but it's just one step in a complex process that, done right, contributes to the much more formative process of patient empowerment.

Making the Clinical Data Warehouse Relevant Again

The clinical data warehouse used to represent what was wrong with healthcare IT: An incomplete data source that was siloed to boot. But Texas Children's Hospital has turned its data warehouse into a valuable tool for clinical and...

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 least a...

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

Most innovation in healthcare to date has only sustained the status quo. That's obviously not working. Where, when and how the industry will get the sort of 'disruptive innovation' made famous by Clayton Christensen remains to be seen.

Why Healthcare Needs Amazon (or Anyone) to Shake Things Up

As healthcare in the United States embarks on what PwC describes as its most radical shift in 80 years, most health IT incumbents just aren't cutting it.

Healthcare IT Security Brings Challenges, Opportunities, but No Big Surprises

Recent pan-industry data breach reports from Symantec and Verizon Enterprise Solutions largely confirm what healthcare already knows about the root cause of its data breaches. But how can organizations step up to improve security?

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