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

However, I was rather disturbed by destryction argument that more data correlates to better healthcare. We have a social infrastructure to bring people together around their personal care. The topic of this book was intriguing, but I couldn’t even make it through the entire thing. Have you read The Creative Destruction of Medicine? Idiopathic therapies based on gnomic medixine.

The genome study has proven we are very uniquely individuals with different chemical values, and we will all be healthier when they Western Medicine treats us accordingly.

These technologies will lead to the “d This book was though-provoking. Want to Read saving….

An MD discovers the iPhone, gets completely carried away and declares it will disrupt most of the field of medicine and erif a well-received TED talk along the way. These technologies will lead to the “digitizing” of a patient, resulting in personalized long-term care model that is crewtive more effective and cost-effective.

Sequencing the Genome Since the Human Genomes Project, there have been continuous attempts to correct faulty genes, explain susceptibility toward diseases, or decide which drugs to use for treatment in various situations by sequencing the genome.


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The actual medical content was interesting to a software guy; the technical projections were much more naive. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. He navigates the space clearly and brings a huge wealth of personal experiences and anecdotes to the topics. Quantifying everything is the future and healthcare is moving toward that as well. The Creative Destruction of Medicine: In this chapter, Topol argues that improvements can be made when patients are able to decide destduction treatment to receive by having more information on the surgeries, treatments, or drugs they would have to receive, although the inappropriate use or overuse of medical procedures is a difficult problem to solve.

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

Population versus Individual Topol points out the fact that a considerable portion of the destructiin or prescriptions frequently used in medicine of the present day are unnecessary or creatuve. 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. It also describes some aspects of how traditional medicine will be shifted in destructjon with the revolution and what you can do to avoid being harmed by traditional medicine as it currently exists.

We use cookies on this site to understand how you use our content, and to give you the best browsing experience. Homo Digitus and the Individual Afterword In the final chapter, Topol points out that the medical circle has been a group guaranteed with special rights creatice almost an exclusive supplier or the source and repository of all related health care information until now. Meddicine way patients engage their health and interact with physicians will need to shift.


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More than ever before, we can bring like-patients together. Thirteen years ago, on the eve of the completion of the human genome project, people spoke breathlessly of an age in which disease risk was known and thus quantifiable and preventable.

It seems like the author is one of a few people who understand both the complexities and failures of modern medicine in America as well as the technological advances happening both inside and outside this space that will “destroy” conventional practices.

Hopefully it will be sooner. The great thing about The Creative Destruction of Medicine is that, after you have finished it, you can really feel how the eeic fit together to create this needed change.

Well written book with a plethora of ideas for the future of medicine.

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His arguments are balanced and well articulated. Topol argues differently and agrees with a blogger that wrote:. 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. 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.

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