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Brian

Brian

Writer, Analyst, Editorial Project Manager and Speaker - Patient and Consumer Engagement

Somerville, MA

Expertise

I'm a market research analyst and freelance writer with a background in journalism. I have nearly 15 years of professional reporting, writing, and editing experience, plus several years' experience with editorial calendar / project management. I have covered the healthcare industry since late 2009, when the first draft of the meaningful use criteria came out, and have focused on patient and consumer engagement for about five years.

Along with my writing background, I have presented on the topic of patient and consumer engagement at a number of industry events, including HIMSS15 and the Patient Experience Symposium. I have also moderated several panel discussions of healthcare IT industry and vendor experts.

AVAILABILITY: less than 10 hours/week

Industry Experience
Healthcare - Research
Areas Of Expertise
Copywriter Editor Proofreader Reporter
Health Perspective
Advocate
Health Conditions
Analyst, Consumer Engagement at Chilmark Research
June 2015 – Present

Research technology that enables consumer-driven health (retail health, telehealth, wearable technology, medical devices, direct primary care, etc.); Lead author of “Beyond the Patient Portal” Insight Report (Summer 2016); Contributed to Care Management Market Trends Report (March 2016 and Spring 2017)
Write monthly public-facing blog entry; Write monthly report for Chilmark Research subscribers (on topics such as telehealth, patient relationship management, patient communities and corporate wellness programs); Provide strategic insight on consumer health tech market to Chilmark Research subscribers; Named to #HIT100 list of Twitter health IT social media influencers (2016); Conceived and moderated pre-conference workshop on next-generation engagement at Patient Experience Symposium (April – May 2017); Presented on the role of technology in patient engagement at Patient Experience Symposium


Senior Editor, FierceHealthPayer and FierceHealthPayer: AntiFraud at Fierce Markets
November 2014 – June 2015

Moderated roundtable discussion at HIMSS15 -- "Patient Engagement: The Road to Patient Empowerment" (April 2015); Created news budgets for daily FierceHealthPayer and weekly FierceHealthPayer: AntiFraud newsletters; Wrote 1-2 news stories per day for healthcare payer executive audience on deadline; Edited 3-4 news stories per day on deadline; Wrote weekly Editor’s Corner (industry commentary); Wrote monthly feature article (in-depth news analysis); Managed on-staff associate editor and 2 freelance writers; Oversaw yearly editorial calendar of editorial features and trade show coverage; Moderated expert webinars and in-person panel discussions as needed


Senior Editor at CIO Online
April 2012 – November 2014

Managed assignments for, edited work of and posted content from 12-15 freelance writers; Continued to cover healthcare IT industry by writing 3-4 articles/slideshows per month and attending industry events; Moderated panel discussions of industry experts before 50-100 attendees at iHT2 Health IT Summits (Fort Lauderdale and New York, 2013; Boston, Chicago and New York, 2014); Sat on expert panel on Healthcare IT Social Media (Mirick O’Connell Health Law Seminar, November 2014)


Site Editor at TechTarget
July 2006 – April 2012

(Sites covered health IT, construction software, software application development); Developed, maintained and communicated editorial strategy and market trends; Regularly wrote news articles, technical tips and blog entries for IT professionals; Edited all staff, freelance articles for content, copy and alignment w/site strategy; Optimized all content for search engine visibility; Coordinated cross-department editorial projects (written and multimedia); Planned, scheduled and moderated webcasts, podcasts and virtual trade shows, including live Q&A sessions; Contributed to site redesign and site topic reorganization projects; Directly managed associate, assistant site editors (January 2011 to April 2012); Coordinated TechTarget editorial co-op program (July 2011 to April 2012); Moderated two panel discussions of industry experts at iHT2 Health IT Summit, San Francisco (March 2012)


Bachelors, Journalism
Emerson College
September 1999 – December 2002
Boston, MA, United States


Masters, History
University of Massachusetts Boston
September 2005 – June 2010
Boston, MA, United States



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