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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Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The book seems to have two messages: The impact really hit home with me personally given that within the past year, I had a direct experience with myself and family members and issues of genetics and surgery that brought these issues to light.

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. The book has limitations, however. However, I was rather disturbed by the argument that more data correlates to better healthcare. Although some say it must go through a doctor e.

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There were times as I went through destructkon that I wondered whether the author might not have taken leave of his senses, but as it went along I think not. Topol presents the limitations within our current medical climate and proposes solutions. This reminds you of the customization that was featured in the movie “Minority Report”.

mesicine Trained at Johns Hopkins University, he conducted one of the first trials of a genetically engineered protein for treating heart attacks, and was the founder of the world’s first cardiovascular gene bank at the Cleveland Clinic. All in all, as someone who wants to help push the technology side to address the problems he mentions, this was an excellent read.

Positive and practical, ccreative reaching and meticulously researched. This approach makes very good sense in medicine but the individual versus global perspective is analogous to the distinction in technology between the basic internet on the one hand and localized information networks facilitated by GPS positioning erjc on the other.

The idea is that we should be looking towards a future where everyone’s unique situation really unique because of the complexity of individual genomes as distinguished from a one size fits all approach. Rebooting the Life Science Industry Topol describes the crisis faced by the pharmaceutical industry which takes up the greatest percentage of life science industries and states that a new approach using all assets of digital medicine is necessary dextruction deal with this crisis.


If so, what is your take? Nov 26, Kathy rated it really liked it. Topol points out the fact that a considerable portion of the tests or prescriptions frequently used in medicine eriv the present day are unnecessary or insufficient. We have a human body architecture that is unique. Want to Read saving…. Quantifying everything is the future and healthcare is moving toward that as well. From Imaging to Printing Organs Pocket-size high-resolution ultrasound which is one of the most significant advances in the field of medical imaging is replacing the stethoscope which has firmly kept its position in patient diagnosis since the first half of s.

Some of his ideas abo There were times as I went through this that I wondered whether the author might not have taken leave of his senses, but as it went along I think not. Homo Digitus and the Individual. Topol ends the introduction with this: Aug 03, Harry Lane rated it it was ok.

It also describes some aspects of how traditional medicine will be shifted in parallel with tpool revolution and what you can do to avoid being harmed by traditional medicine as it currently exists. Written years ago, but ‘right on the money’ We can already continuously monitor our heart rhythm, blood glucose levels, and brain waves while we sleep.

Firstly he goes into way too much detail with the genetic sequencing content and totally lost me for large swathes of the narrative. Just a moment while we sign you in to topoll Goodreads account.

And this is coming from a medical student who is interested in this stuff.

The destructioj medicine gets, the less useful clinical trials will be. That said, it could be dry in places particularly life sciences and genomics and he did tend to recycle some of his examples. A lot of people are going to say this book is wacky, because it hits the nail on the head in a way that busts the paradigm into pieces.

The same can be true when it comes to our personal genome and being the owners of the information, which we can share and discuss with our physician. AliveCor sells an iPhone creaative that doubles as a mobile electrocardiogramand researchers at the University of Illinois recently developed a flexible electronic skin tattoo that can pick up physiological metrics.


Maybe I exaggerate slightly, but not much. DNA sequencing of the person is showing a better way a Current, predictive and a great business opportunity.

Instead of being merely a techno-tour of medical technologies as Topol himself words it this book benefits from Topol’s distinctive thesis that the technologies eriic surveys could destructio to a paradigm shift in how medicine is currently practiced. I placed that session on my schedule and attended. 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. Although I might not be giving enough justice to this book, my hope is that you can see the type of changes Dr.

The Creative Destruction of Medicine Quotes by Eric Topol

The Convergence of Human Data Capture. 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.

To ask other readers questions about The Creative Destruction of Medicineplease sign up. He studied for an MSc in International Health Policy at the LSE inwhere his dissertation investigated the relationship between uncertainty and technological change in health care.

May 06, Patrice rated it really liked it Shelves: We can force medicine to undergo its biggest shakeup in history. I would recommend this to anyone that is in the field of medicine and healthcare, especially innovators that want to contribute to topkl digital revolution.

A Must Read: The Creative Destruction of Medicine

If and when these innovations come to pass, they will be game changers. This book does not – or at least not excessively. Furthermore, Topol does not put forth many new, thought-provoking ideas but simply summarizes ALL the recent examples he can find of technology and medicine intersecting, being sure to point out his distinguished connections and achievements along the way. Such system can contribute to reducing various errors that may put patients in danger and can support the decision making of doctors related to patient treatment.