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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However, one of the biggest problems working against the development of a technologically superior uniform records system is that hospitals still need to maintain parallel records to comply with state and Federal requirements, which makes the resulting records systems remain complex and non-integrated.

He insists that information technologies of erid are enabling so-called do-it-yourself DIY medicine. Beyond reading email and surfing the Web, we will soon be checking our vital signs on our phone. The following two tabs change content below.

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Topol is a cardiologist who is globally recognized for his achievement and is one of ten researchers whose studies are most widely cited in the medical field. Oct 27, Dorree Lynn rated it really liked it.

Here is an interesting book by Eric Topol, a renowned cardiologist with a social network presence I discovered him on Twitter. Current, predictive and a great business opportunity. Population versus Individual Topol points kf the fact that a considerable portion of the tests or prescriptions frequently used in medicine of the present day are unnecessary or insufficient.

The way patients engage their health and interact with physicians will need to shift. We have a human body architecture that is unique.

Explore the latest social science book reviews by academics and experts. Want to Read Medicihe Reading Read. I note one reviewer who panned the work with something like, “Doctor finds internet – whoopee! More than ever before, we can bring like-patients together. The book seems to have two messages: But the digital world has hardly pierced the medical cocoon. It really helps if this is already a passion of yours.


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 creayive 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. I paid for a genetic test from the company 23andMe last summer.

A Must Read: The Creative Destruction of Medicine

As the starting part of this book, Topol states that the medicine and the patients of the future will be much different from today due to the development of modern digital technology and the mobile devices that have appeared. The book has limitations, however. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. However, the horizontal and equal development of networks related to health dwstruction 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.

Many of us work out far less often than we should, even though we have enough time to do so. Lists with This Book. After reading it, you will likely wish we could just fast forward to this new world of truly personalized medicine.

Creatlve topic of this book was intriguing, but I couldn’t even make it through the entire thing.

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

Although a crisis is clearly approaching at this time and many obstacles exist, he states that there are plenty of new opportunities that doctors are able to create within the new technology described above and the new medical environment in which such technology is applied. This book does not – or at least not excessively. Finally, he states that a human being digitalizing other human beings means changing the life of human beings despite the fact that many obstacles or concerns still exist while this could be called the essence of creative destruction beyond simple change.


And that’s the point: He explains wric effective and useful Electronic Health Records EHR and health information technology are in eliminating medical errors created due to not being able to secure complete information on the patient condition. Patients are now able to gain necessary information on the Internet and the social media related to health are medicinr consolidating the choice meddicine patients.

Mobile wireless digital devices, including smartphones and tablets with seemingly limitless functionality, have brought about radical changes in our lives, providing hyper-connectivity If so, what is your take? This book shows us the stakes—and how dric win them.

Topol than states 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 smart watches, to patches and so ongenomics, imaging, and electronic medi Here is an interesting book by Eric Topol, a renowned cardiologist with a social network presence I discovered him on Twitter. Interesting overview on the convergence of wireless sensors, genomics, imaging, and medical records.

All aspects of healthcare technology are addressed and he takes a broad perspective covering viewpoints of providers, payers, drug companies, docs and patients. There were lots of treatments like this during the Internet book around and they were all overblown, even if one grants the truly amazing extent of changes that occur.