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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But the digital world has hardly pierced the medical cocoon. Overall a critical view of medicine today with an optimistic projection of the future. What if your cell phone could detect cancer cells circulating in your blood or warn you of an imminent heart attack?

There are a few key points to highlight, with the goal of captivating you enough to read the book and engage in the transformation discussion. Although there destruvtion problems to be solved, such as financial burden, privacy, and data security issues, lack of evidence of the medicinee, or the resistance of healthcare professionals, etc.

Journal List Healthc Inform Res v. Anybody doubting this can take stock of the going on four year battle surrounding current legislation on US Health Care reform. The problem is that a lot of it is delivered as punchlines to arguments about how dsetruction or potentially great this or that is or might be. I will follow Topol’s forages wherever he goes.

Gutenberg came along with the printing press even though few people were able to read. While some of the information he presents does not address some more recent findings, his reasoning is sound and quite brilliant. The book has limitations, however. Aug 03, Harry Lane rated it it was ok.

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Beyond reading email and surfing the Web, we will soon be checking our vital signs on our phone. 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 medicone, especially innovators that want to contribute to the digital revolution.

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. This book uses examples cteative are easy to understand to illustrate the fact that digital technology and genetic knowledge would indeed fundamentally change the way that modern medicine deals with patients and diseases.

Clicks and Tricks In this chapter, Topol argues that improvements can be made when patients are able to decide which 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 crative difficult problem to solve. Jul 27, Marks54 rated it really liked it. We also see the connection points come together in our cell phones. While this process has already begun the author points out the growing pains that have yet to be solved.

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Topol presents the limitations within our current medical climate and proposes solutions. Kf can force deshruction to undergo its biggest shakeup in history.

The way medicine is taught will need to shift. To ask other readers questions about The Creative Destruction of Medicineplease sign up. Most of us eat far more poorly even though we know exactly what a healthy diet would look like. I find this book a little muddled by Topol’s attraction to Quantified Self, which I find too easily aligns with traditional over-treatment and medicalization of health. I come from high tech, where there are zillions of innovations, few get creatie traction, and a small number change the world.

The technologies discussed are half medicine and half access t An interesting book about how recent and still evolving technology can make a revolutionary change in the way medicine is taught, developed, practiced, and delivered. Topol focuses the most on individualized medicine, which almost requires that everyone undergo genomic sequencing, which he goes into some detail explaining about as well as the new technologies; he also pushes for genomics in medical schools.

Topol points out the fact that a considerable portion of the tests or prescriptions frequently used in medicine of the present day are unnecessary or insufficient. It is not clear that all the diagnostics help outcomes comparable to their costs.

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 by Eric Topol

Moreover, I felt yet again that Topol has strongly 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.

Every once in a great while, amidst the doomsday predictions about the percentage of GDP that will […]. I paid for a genetic test from the company 23andMe last summer.

The only drawbacks to the book are the info-heavy paragraphs and chapters.

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Great update on the current state of digital healthcare and many more ideas to look forward to. Only time will tell, but I agree that medifine is fast becoming a hell of a ride.


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 a 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.

Click here to cancel reply. The muddle extends to drawing a line between the repurposing and the revolution. The book is uneven but on the whole is very effective. He has been building up a worldwide reputation as a figure with extraordinary understanding of genomics and wireless health care as well as a figure leading the revolution of medicine. 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 medicins able to properly use them.

Jul 28, Bethany rated it did not like it.

A Must Read: The Creative Destruction of Medicine

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 as almost an exclusive supplier or the source and repository of all related health care information until now.

Electronic Health Records and. A lot of the things that do exist are really neat, but maybe one too many times the author rhapsodizes about how great something is until you realize that he’s talking about a technology that isn’t around and won’t be for quite some time.

Instead, it can be about generating individual solutions based on our unique characteristics.

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.

Support Center Support Center. Through this I found myself thinking of how these changes could occur rapidly with heightened public awareness. May 17, Ben Z. For someone outside the medical sciences like me it is a bit difficult to keep track with all the terms.