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This interesting and informative book was written by Eric Topol. Topol is a cardiologist who is globally recognized for his achievement and is. In The Creative Destruction of Medicine, geneticist and cardiologist Eric Topol introduces a radical new approach to medicine. By bringing the. In The Creative Destruction of Medicine, Eric Topol—one of the nation’s top physicians and a leading voice on the digital revolution in.

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Topol reveals that the purpose of this book is ‘not simply a techno-tour’ but to depicting what the creative destruction gopol medicine might look like, on whether it can happen, and how information on the individual can be gained as a precise standard to the extent of being able to call it ‘individual and science’.

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Jon is an advocate for strong patient engagement in their health and understands the key roles health literacy, patient data, and healthcare interoperability play in desgruction a better health care model. Capturing the Data Part II of this book is composed of 5 chapters while each chapter includes explanations and examples on the new method of obtaining and using data in modern medicine.

Mobile wireless digital devices, including smartphones and tablets with seemingly limitless functionality, have brought about radical changes in our lives, providing hyper-connectivity to social networks and cloud computing.

More than ever before, we can bring like-patients together.

Presumably, it negatively affects my health. This approach makes very good sense in medicine but the individual versus global perspective is analogous to the distinction in technology between the basic internet on destrucyion one hand and localized information networks facilitated by GPS positioning data on the other.

It lessens the impact greatly, unless you can understand everything at first og. Jan 24, Bryan Kibbe rated it really liked it. Topol’s premise seems congruent, and he goes into considerable detail that is both convincing and in a strange ,edicine, amorphous.

The following two tabs change content below. The book was a quick read. With our wireless devices, we are using apps to monitor, record, and deliver data about how we are performing in our daily health activities.


In light of this book, Meaningful Use seems so medicjne compared tool the type of changes that really need to happen. There were times as I went through this that I wondered whether the author might not have taken leave of his senses, but as it went along I think not. The Convergence of Human Data Capture While the previous chapter introduced the operating systems and applications in medical innovation separately, this chapter discuss the remarkable changes that may take place when these are connected with each other, in other words, when digital medical convergence is accomplished.

Pick up this book, read it, and engage actively in making these changes happen.

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This book does not – or at least not excessively. For someone outside the medical sciences like me it is a bit difficult to keep track with all the terms. I paid for a genetic test from the company 23andMe last summer. We can force medicine to undergo its biggest shakeup in history. A lot destriction people are going to say this book is wacky, because it hits the nail on the head in a way that busts the paradigm into pieces.

The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care

There is no doubt that the majority of the content will come to be, in time, given the massive pressures on the system right now. I placed that session on my schedule and attended. Anybody doubting this can take stock of the going on four year battle surrounding current legislation on US Health Care reform. The book seems to have two messages: But, it seems quite likely that medical science, having only been taught in a scientific manner for little more than years, will have quite a different next century than its last.

Electronic personal and health records are a necessary element. In addition, Topol tool the results of changes that have progressed or are in progress and the changes that will be about in the future as new technologies are applied to heart imaging, brain imaging, cancer imaging, and organ printing.

The author raises these points but the emphasis is still on the brave new world arriving as we watch.

This reminds you of the customization that was featured in the movie “Minority Report”. We have a human body architecture that is unique.


Recent walk-in clinics that are staffed by nurses and destriction at a efic of the cost are proof of this. This interesting and informative book was written by Eric Topol. DNA sequencing of the person is showing a better way as we head towards very specific DNA therapies to fix issues Maybe I’m generalizing and taking a big leap here as I think this is a great step forward and this book helped me see this.

Wireless remote sensors enable doctors in remote areas to monitor the condition of patients and to provide timely intervention by gathering information, such as blood glucose and blood pressure levels, electrocardiography data and heart rates, vital signs, use of inhaler by asthma patients, sleep apnea patterns, drug intake compliance rates, etc. The Orientation of Medicine Today: The Convergence of Human Data Capture. Topol focuses the most on individualized medicine, which almost requires that everyone undergo genomic sequencing, which he goes into some detail explaining Although this book is about how the current technology revolution is changing and will change healthcare, Topol still seems a bit behind.

I would recommend this to an Great update on the current state of digital healthcare and many more ideas to look forward to. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame as valedictorian instudying biology and classics. The doctor has passion and I’d want him taking care of me but I couldn’t “eat” the whole thing. For the first time we can destructiom all the relevant data from each individual to enable precision therapy, prevent major side effects of medications, and ultimately to prevent many diseases from ever occurring.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He’s a break-through serious dedicated explorer able to explain a possible medical-tech-future that is easy to read and makes common sense. Essential reading for anyone in the healthcare technology field. He starts with a critique of the population-based medicine paradigm and how medicine is resistant to change. From Imaging to Printing Organs.