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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Jul 27, Marks54 rated it really liked desturction. Before, several valuable assets were only available bundled into integrated systems: All in all, as someone who wants to help push the technology side to address the problems he mentions, this was an excellent read.

Topol’s premise seems congruent, and he goes into considerable detail that is both convincing and in a strange way, amorphous. The local public library happened to have a copy of his book “The Creative Destruction of Medicine.

It is more personal. I come from high tech, where there are zillions of innovations, few get any traction, and a small number change the world. This book is aimed at starting important conversations about how we structure and deliver medicine in the 21st century, and as such, it is a great introduction. I also had [an experience] with the portable ultrasound, the Vscan.

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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. In this chapter, Topol argues that improvements can be made medcine patients are able to decide which treatment to receive by having destrjction information on the surgeries, treatments, or drugs they would medicnie to receive, although the inappropriate use or overuse of medical procedures is a difficult problem to solve.

We see these connections happening in healthcare where people with similar conditions or care objectives come together to share, learn, and get better. 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 erif happening both inside and outside this space that will “destroy” conventional practices.


The Creative Destruction of Medicine: Idiopathic therapies based on gnomic results. But this is precisely the issue — prematurity.

Some amazing episodes around the linkage of genetics and pharmacology are noted but the problem remains — how are these limited successes going to change the entire system.

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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.

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. Interested reic the intersection of science, technology, and society, Edward has worked in wireless health care and at the UK Department of Health, as well as in basic science laboratories. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads lf.

The author is an accomplished cardiologist who is also an active researcher and very knowledgeable about the developments covered in the book. Therefore, it seems that the influence or insight Topol has in medicine does not have to be explained in particular. 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.

The author believes that healthcare is reaching a critical convergence with technology that will revolutionize how patients are treated, how doctors provide care, how drugs are developed, and how people maintain their health. Apr 20, Andres rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.


I have little background in genetics, so I got totally lost in that part of the book, but it was worth the read. The book is a delightful and educational read written by an articulate, smart, and entertaining narrator.

DNA sequencing, Facebook, and the Watson supercomputer have already saved lives. He explains destduction 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.

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These were in large trials, as large as 40, patients with heart attacks, but creafive in [other] ways, such as starting a new medical school with a very innovative curriculum and challenging a drug safety issue which was really important for the public.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I can’t say enough good things about this book.

But both these happened because I had the earliest, too early, access to the technology. While this process has already begun the author points out the growing pains that have yet to be solved. Overall a critical view of medicine today with an optimistic projection of the future.

DNA sequencing, Facebook, and the Watson supercomputer have already saved lives. It was really quite amusing. It also describes some aspects of how traditional medicine will be shifted in parallel with the revolution and what you can do to avoid being harmed by traditional medicine as it currently exists.