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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It lessens the impact greatly, unless you can understand everything at first blush. Account Options Sign in.

In addition, the discussion of the impact of genetic research on pharmacology is astonishing and caught me by surprise – and I try to follow these things. I added and edited my initial terrible and incomplete review. I look forward to the future in medicine and hope that his view of the future is on the money. While technical in some parts, Topol remains an accessible writer that can be read by specialists and non-specialists alike.

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

Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Aug 03, Harry Lane rated it it was ok. In terms of biomedical and pharma research, it is just not clear how the results are to justify the expenses involved. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Sep 15, James rated it it was amazing. However, the horizontal and equal development of networks related to health along with the growth of the internet is eliminating the knowledge gap that had existed between medical experts and the public, while he insists that new mobile devices will also play the role of accelerating the elimination of this gap. These things will happen, at some point. This interesting and informative book was written by Eric Topol.


The area where I’m most optimistic or perhaps most uninformed and this easily led along is genomics – the idea that we can target the therapies we use based on genetic information is quite compelling. At the same time, many of the critical problems of American health care are more political and ideological than technological. Quantifying everything is the future and healthcare is moving toward that as well.

For the first time we can capture 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.

A Must Read: The Creative Destruction of Medicine

Some of his ideas about linking us all together via a wireless network of body sensors make one cringe as it seems to imply we will all be living in our own rooms in the ever-present ‘hospital’ – scary thought, in a way. The Creative Destruction of Medicine: Latest posts by Jon Mertz see all.

Hopefully it will be sooner. 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. DNA sequencing of the person is showing a better creativ a Current, predictive and a great business opportunity.

And that’s the point: Miniature ultrasound imaging devices are replacing the icon of medicine—the stethoscope.

The Creative Destruction of Medicine by Eric Topol

To make this possible, he insists that medical education must change, while doctors must assume a higher level of accountability toward medical consumers and that they must recognize the influence of e-mail, SNS, and mobile apps on modern society and patients to be able to properly use them.

Moreover, I felt yet again that Topol has strongly conveyed the message o patients, who had been placed in a more ignorant, weaker, and more incompetent position, must no longer be the sacrifice of such irrationality and inefficiency; he is a doctor who aims toward warm digital technology as he sharply points out the problem of irrationality and inefficiency that are prevalent in the field of clinical medicine.

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The Creative Destruction of Medicine: Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Aug 17, Uwe Hook rated it really liked it. Presumably, it negatively affects my health. The author destrudtion an accomplished cardiologist who is also an active researcher and very knowledgeable abo This book presents a tour of “Medicine” today with a focus on how the provision of health care and related services from health sciences pharma and devices are being influenced by the advent of digital technology – taken to include both digital developments in information technology as well as the reconfiguration of medical knowledge and practice around genomics, tkpol, and related fields.

The book gives you all the pieces that will lead to a medical revolution. Topol argues differently and agrees with a blogger that wrote: Topol is convinced that consumers, not physicians, will lead the charge towards digitized medicine. Eric Topol has created a compelling vision of technology enabled individualized medicine. His arguments are balanced and well articulated.

An MD discovers the iPhone, gets completely creativve away and declares it will disrupt most of the field of medicine and gives a well-received TED talk along the way. Nov 29, Carol rated it really liked it. To ask other readers questions about The Creative Destruction of Medicineplease sign up.