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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Oct 25, loafingcactus rated it really liked it Shelves: 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. 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.

His arguments are balanced and well articulated. A few months ago, I learned about a new book being written by Eric Topol, M. Jan 24, Bryan Kibbe rated it really liked it. The only drawbacks to the book are the info-heavy paragraphs and chapters.

I look forward to the future in medicine and hope that his view of the future is on the money. The answer here is certainly less than a resounding yes.

It presents the benefits that the combination of wireless sensors and genomics may bring in relation to heart attack, cancer, transplant rejection, type 1 diabetes, and asthma. The author is an accomplished cardiologist who is also an active researcher and very knowledgeable about the developments covered in the book. Cultivating a Data-Driven, Participatory Culture Topol insists that a basis for the medical destruction phenomenon which digital technology may already be creating has been prepared as mobile phones and personal computers have converged with the Internet.


I really liked reading about all of this, and the author provides plenty of examples for new or potential technologies, citing the pros and cons of most everything.

Essential reading for anyone in the healthcare technology field. Jun 28, Bruno Konieczny rated it it was amazing.

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May 29, Alistair rated it did not like it. 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 the one hand and localized information networks facilitated by GPS positioning data on the other.

Overall, these sorts of book tend to oversell their cases, especially when compared to the actual research.

Society has a chance to really see changes in how medicine focuses on the person and realizes that each person is different. Even so, getting patient data into a digitized form is essential. Until technology finally steps in to save us from ourselves, the sheer momentum of normality and a daily routine prevents most of us from changing our behaviour much.

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

The author raises these points but the emphasis is still on the brave new world arriving as we watch. We can force medicine to undergo its biggest shakeup in history. Interesting overview on the convergence of wireless sensors, genomics, imaging, and medical records.


Oct 27, Dorree Lynn rated it really liked it. Anybody doubting this can take stock of the going meicine four year battle surrounding current legislation on US Health Care reform. May 11, E-patient Dave rated it it was amazing. Pick up this book, read it, and engage actively in making these changes happen.

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Basic BooksJan 31, – Medical – pages. Topol than creatiive the case of a digitized human being, which is essentially representing the patient using data from heterogenous sources such as wireless sensors from smart phones and egic watches, to patches and so ongenomics, imaging, and electronic medical records. The chapters on biology and anatomy felt like I was reading a textbook. The author does a great job of quickly surveying the current technological norms, how relatively quickly they came about, and how their tapped and untapped powers have and will continue to become an important tool in the future of medicine, both for doctors and patients.

Read more reviews by Edward. It really helps if this is already a passion of yours. Through this I found topkl thinking of how these changes could occur rapidly with heightened public awareness.

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