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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These things will happen, at some point.

This book shows us the stakes—and how to win them. This book has a lot of promise but I found myself getting bogged down and skipping around after 80 pages or so. The Impact of Homo Digitus Chapter 9. The local public library happened to have a copy of his book “The Creative Destruction of Medicine.

All in all, as someone who wants to help push the technology side to address the problems he mentions, this was an excellent read.

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 to deal with this crisis.

Topol presents the limitations within our current medical climate and proposes solutions. This certainly mirrors my own experience.

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

Electronic Health Records and. This is a big step forward from the current marginalized benefits occurring with population based medicines.

Until technology finally steps in to save us from ourselves, the sheer momentum of normality and a daily routine prevents most of us from changing our behaviour much. The opportunities and challenges ahead are clearly outlined. May 06, Desttruction rated it really liked it Shelves: In time, this will be a great idea, as sequencing gets better. Miniature ultrasound imaging devices are replacing the icon of medicine—the stethoscope. Hopefully it will be sooner.

And that’s the point: An essential point here is that we have the capability to connect.

A Must Read: The Creative Destruction of Medicine

Thank you Eric for showing mwdicine the future. 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. Jul 18, AGC rated it really liked it Shelves: 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, toplo, or drugs they would have to receive, topo the inappropriate use or overuse of medical procedures is a difficult problem to solve.


The technologies discussed are half medicine and half access to information meaning access to the internet, social networks, and smartphones.

It really helps if this is already a passion of yours. The doctor has passion and I’d want him taking care of me but I couldn’t “eat” the whole thing. While technical in eeric parts, Topol remains an accessible writer that can be read by specialists and non-specialists alike. However, the horizontal and equal development of networks related to health along with the growth of the internet is eliminating the knowledge gap that had existed between medical experts and the public, while he insists that new mobile devices will also play the role of accelerating the elimination of this gap.

I don’t feel this detailed examination is required Topol deserves admiration from pivoting from traditional cardiology where he was well positioned to leading a technological revolution towards a more humane and effective medical industry. We see these connections happening in healthcare where people with similar conditions or care objectives come together to share, learn, and get better.

In the science area, for example, he gives a good overview of the state of genomic research, then proceeds to explain this hasn’t translated to better medical practices because of the great complexity of the field and the difficulty o Medidine had high hopes for this book because the practice of medicine has not, in my judgement, kept up with advances in science and technology.

The Creative Destruction of Medicine Quotes by Eric Topol

Quantifying everything is the future and healthcare is moving toward that as well. He also demonstrates the usefulness of remote medical treatment via video between patients and doctors. The way patients engage their health and interact with physicians will need to shift. Topol ends the introduction with this: Every once in a great while, amidst the doomsday predictions about the percentage of GDP that will […].


The Creative Destruction of Medicine: Nov 26, Kathy rated it really liked it. More from Jon Mertz jonmertz.

But the book’s not just about that – a view like that isn’t useful if you don’t know the flippin’ field, because Creative Destruction is only possible if you know where the value actually is. I will follow Topol’s forages wherever he goes. The erci of this book was intriguing, but I couldn’t even make it through the entire thing. Jon Destructioj serves as the editor at Health Standards and vice president of marketing at Corepoint Health.

This is in contrast to current practices, where drugs are approved for the millions that will in reality only help a few thousand and maybe hurt the rest, all approved by trials and tests that more often than not manipulate efficacy data to improve their chances for FDA acceptance. But, it seems quite likely that medical science, having only been taught in a scientific manner for little more than years, will have quite a different next century than its last.

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 od.

That’s the reason of the title ‘Creative Destruction’, which is a famous expression ccreative by Joseph Schumpeter. 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 book is a delightful and educational read written by an articulate, smart, and entertaining narrator.