beastwood

beastwood

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.

Articles by beastwood

Feature

How to Cultivate a Strong Healthcare CIO-CMIO Relationship

In addition to the typical tugs of war with finance, marketing and operations departments, healthcare CIOs must meet the needs of physicians. That's why it pays for the CIO and the chief medical information officer -- often the liaison between medical and IT staffs -- to be on the same page.
November 17, 2014
Feature

Inside AHIMA’s Framework for Healthcare Information Governance

Healthcare historically struggles with information governance. That's not surprising, given how much data there is and how many disparate sources it comes from. The American Health Information Management Association hopes to change that.
November 13, 2014
Why Is Healthcare IT Under Fire?
Opinion

Why Is Healthcare IT Under Fire?

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has lost several key figures in recent months. An economic report suggests that meaningful use may have been a waste of money. Why is healthcare IT under such duress?
November 10, 2014
Predicting the Role of Healthcare CIOs in 2020
News

Predicting the Role of Healthcare CIOs in 2020

In a market as tumultuous as healthcare, there's little doubt that the role of the CIO will be dramatically different in just a few short years. Embracing partnership and collaboration will help today's healthcare CIOs continue to succeed tomorrow.
November 3, 2014
Healthcare CIOs Can’t Be Afraid to Innovate
News Analysis

Healthcare CIOs Can’t Be Afraid to Innovate

Kodak invented the very technology that led to its demise. There are lessons there for healthcare, where everything from wearables to robot surgeons threaten to disrupt -- for the better --the way the industry practices medicine.
October 29, 2014
Future Points to Healthcare IT as a Service
News Analysis

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.
October 23, 2014
News Analysis

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 venture capital.
October 20, 2014
Medical Device Security Benchmarks Emerging
News Analysis

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 they're used, there are benchmarks for manufacturers and purchasers.
October 15, 2014
News

12 Tips for Responding to Rising Healthcare IT Security Threats

Healthcare faces a growing breadth and depth of security threats (both intentional and accidental). These 12 steps will help IT leaders prepare for, respond to and perhaps even stay ahead of the latest dangers.
October 13, 2014
Bad EHR Workflow Played Role in Ebola Patient’s Release
Opinion

Bad EHR Workflow Played Role in Ebola Patient’s Release

The first Ebola patient in the U.S. was initially discharged from the hospital when critical information entered in one part of the EHR system didn't appear in another. The incident is less an indictment of the hospital or its EHR vendor, though, and more of a commentary on the unfortunate state of EHR workflows.
October 6, 2014