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.

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What's Hot, Not in Healthcare IT Startups

What's Hot, Not in Healthcare IT Startups

Healthcare startups pop up just about everywhere these days. Experts from Health 2.0, Rock Health and StartUp Health weigh in on what types of tech get the most (and least) attention from health entrepreneurs.

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?

How Virtualized Apps, Devices Power Franciscan Missionaries' Wellness Program

How Virtualized Apps, Devices Power Franciscan Missionaries' Wellness Program

Bringing a wellness program run largely by home-based clinicians to employers in rural Louisiana required Franciscan Missionaries to answer some questions about accessing applications and sharing data. Having a centralized and...

Community Health Breach Highlights Healthcare Security Vulnerabilities

Community Health Breach Highlights Healthcare Security Vulnerabilities

Healthcare's latest data breach, affecting 4.5 million patients, offers the industry a sobering reminder that is simply isn't doing enough to protect patient data from known security threats.

New Hospital CEOs Tend to Be Outsiders, Were Rarely CIOs

New Hospital CEOs Tend to Be Outsiders, Were Rarely CIOs

Look at the hospital C-suite moves made so far in 2014 and you'll see that facilities tend to hire outside candidates for CEO and promote the COO if they do look internally. They all but ignore the CIO when filling the corner office...

Teaching Leadership to Healthcare CISOs Aim of New Certification

Teaching Leadership to Healthcare CISOs Aim of New Certification

Through a joint effort of the Health Information Trust Alliance and Southern Methodist University, healthcare IT security professionals can add leadership and management skills to their technical know-how.

Making Fitness Trackers Last Requires Coordinated Effort

Making Fitness Trackers Last Requires Coordinated Effort

If the future of healthcare is to be collaborative as well as data-driven, then fitness trackers need to improve on their 33 percent abandonment rate. That will require a bit of effort on the part of health insurers, patients and...

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...

Full-time Health IT Workers Aren't As Happy As Consultants

Full-time Health IT Workers Aren't As Happy As Consultants

Despite the benefits and job security, full-time healthcare IT employees are less likely than short-term consultants to say they are 'very satisfied' with their jobs and their pay. This means organizations must toe the line between...

Healthcare Industry Enters Meaningful Use Waiting Game

Healthcare Industry Enters Meaningful Use Waiting Game

The federal government is working on a rule to relax the requirements for stage 2 of meaningful use. Electronic health record users and vendors have little choice but to wait. That doesn't make them happy.

9 C-Level Titles Unique to Healthcare

9 C-Level Titles Unique to Healthcare

An industry that’s as unique as healthcare is bound to have some equally unique executive roles. Here are nine C-level titles that are either specific to healthcare or got their start in healthcare.

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