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. The Creative Destruction of Medicine has ratings and 66 reviews. Eric Topol. · Rating details · ratings · 66 reviews. What if your cell phone could.

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The Creative Destruction of Medicine by Eric Topol

Understanding how the fields of biology, physiology, and anatomy will technologically overlap presents an exciting opportunity for creative disruption. Topol’s premise seems congruent, and he goes into considerable detail that is both convincing and in a strange way, amorphous.

Although I might not be giving enough justice to this book, my hope is that you can see the type of changes Dr. The author is an accomplished cardiologist who is also an active researcher and very knowledgeable about the developments covered in the book. 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.

Jul 28, Bethany rated it did not like it.

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

In his new book, The Creative Destruction of Medicine: Apr 18, Christopher Benassi rated it liked it. The book is well written and generally does a good job of translating some heavy technical materials into terms that readers have a better chance of understanding – although stretches of the book are rough sledding for non biomed researchers.

Nov 29, Carol rated it really liked it. He explains how 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. Sign up for the weekly Knowledge Wharton e-mail newsletter, offering business leaders cutting-edge research and ideas from Wharton faculty and other experts.

Miniature ultrasound imaging devices are replacing the icon of medicine—the stethoscope. However, the feeling of it being a difficult read disappeared as I was reading chapter by chapter and began to develop respect for Topol, who possesses abundant and in-depth knowledge and insight on wide variety of subjects.


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. As luck would have it, I also noticed that Dr. Please review our privacy policy. The quandaries of each example are presented with proposed solutions, which really works to bring his ideas home leaving room for the reader to ponder the possibilities.

If so, what is your take? The way patients engage their health and interact with physicians will need to shift. However, I must confess that I also experienced a truly interesting techno-tour while reading each chapter of this book. It is not clear that incorporating knowledge of ones genetic make up and special conditions changes the treatment one receives.

That really showed me that this was not just monitoring sleep. Before, several valuable assets were only available bundled into integrated systems: I would recommend this to anyone that is in the field of medicine and healthcare, especially innovators that want to contribute to the digital revolution.

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.

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He writes about many cool gadgets, smartphone apps, the current research, and health databases, but not all of it. You have been in a prominent role in terms of questioning traditional medical concepts. Topol gives a good critique of the sluggishness of medicine in their inability to treat their patients as individuals rather than a population.

Thank you Eric for showing us the future.

The book sometimes get too technical and it focuses a lot on genomics one of the author’s favorite topics. He lives with his family in La Jolla, California. I think the author did a fair job of convincing me of the former, and while I w As a person who was energized by the technological promises of the healthcare debate gopol few years ago, and as a software engineer who plans on developing healthcare-related software this book was required reading for my departmentI was really curious to see what this book had in store.


The case is not made, however, for all of these developments leading to better health care.

Gutenberg came along with the printing press even though few people were able to read. Only time will tell, but I agree that it is fast becoming a hell of a ride. It was really enlightening.

Basically anything that takes any sustained, unpleasant effort with uncertain rewards will not be done. Rebooting the Life Science Industry. But this is precisely the issue — prematurity.

The opportunities and challenges ahead are clearly outlined. More from Jon Mertz jonmertz. As much as the idea of continuous monitoring of our physical health will be beneficial there is a large patient population that won’t take advantage of the simple tools we already have at our disposal. But both these happened because I had the earliest, too early, access to the technology.

This is an informative book about the inevitable analog to digital change to medicine and health care. William Hanson, III, a professor of anesthesiology and critical care, and director, surgical intensive care, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The more information that can be collected about specific genes and drug interactions the more it will benefit everyone, and this crsative of mass eestruction will grow exponentially, and will become exponentially more useful as one example.

Moreover, I felt yet thhe that Topol has eriv conveyed the message that 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.

He has written three books on innovation and is renowned for his insights and leadership in [that] space. Outstanding objective book predicting key aspects of a medical revolution this decade — individualized, proactive wellness, led by people and distributed sensors and data rather than professional medical organizations.