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 What if your cell phone could detect cancer cells circulating in your blood or warn you of an imminent heart attack? 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.

We can already continuously monitor our heart rhythm, blood glucose levels, and brain waves while we sleep. Support Center Support Center. 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.

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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.

May 17, Ben Z. This book presents a tour of “Medicine” today with a focus on how the provision of health care and related services from health sciences pharma and devices are being influenced by the advent of digital technology – taken to include both digital developments in information technology as well as the reconfiguration of medical knowledge and practice around genomics, genetics, and related fields.

Although there are problems to be solved, such as financial burden, privacy, and data security issues, lack of evidence of the effectiveness, or the resistance of healthcare professionals, etc. I am convinced that technological change is radically altering the organization and practice of medicine, that these changes are becoming more pronounced and influential with the passage of time, and that these changes may lead to “better” health care. One is left feeling dismal about the prospect of meaningful, productive change.

May 29, Alistair rated it did not like it. Well written book with a plethora of ideas for the future of medicine. What if your cell phone could detect cancer cells circulating in your blood or warn you of an imminent heart attack? The book gives you all the pieces that will lead to a medical revolution. 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 Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care

However, I must confess that I also experienced a truly interesting techno-tour while reading each chapter of this book. The answer here is certainly less than a resounding yes.

It was a great way to begin this health IT event. Through this I found myself thinking of how these changes could occur rapidly with heightened public awareness. As he points out, the blind faith of evidence-based medicine based on large-scale randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials performed under the most rigorous condition or the creation of recommendations or guidelines by government experts greatly lacks any basis, he suggests that we can overcome such confusion by evidence-based medicine of true sense which is based on each individual instead of the medicine of present day pursuing the public good of the mediine population group.

The opportunities and challenges ahead are clearly outlined. Topol gives a good critique of the sluggishness of medicnie in their inability to treat their patients as individuals rather than a population.

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.

Taken as a whole, though, once you can see the big picture the author is painting, this is quite an exciting and eye opening book. Eric Topol has created a compelling vision of technology enabled individualized medicine. Quotes from The Creative Dest Not care in the banal sense — everyone is notionally interested in remaining alive and healthy. 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.

Oct 25, loafingcactus rated it really liked it Shelves: So with these two points in mind probably the book could have been shorter.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. We have a human body architecture that is unique. An average consumer would not be able to make it through the content. 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.


Overall, well worth the time. Hopefully it will be sooner. While some of the information ericc presents does not address some more recent findings, his reasoning is sound destruftion quite brilliant. It is likely that many things will come about in ways quite different than Topol now envisions, and some will likely not take place at all.

Topol focuses the most on individualized medicine, which almost requires that everyone undergo genomic sequencing, which he goes into some detail explaining Although this book is about how the current technology revolution is changing and will change healthcare, Topol still seems a bit behind.

He, like Topol, sees the future of medicine as democratized information at the sub-genetic level guiding effective therapies. I placed that session on my schedule and attended. Real healthcare reform will be brought about by technology, not legislation.

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Find articles by Jung A Kim. When the book moves into more detail on genetic research, applications of the human genome developments as well as the dsetruction “omes”and how all of ddestruction has affected doctors, patients, treatments, medical education, and the like, the book takes off and is hugely informative.

Although our bodies perform similar functions, the human genome can provide better insights into our health risks as well as targeting our health treatments. I look forward to the future in medicine and hope that his view of the future is on the money. At that time you would see a spike indicating cancer and then they would seek out the matching therapy based on defined processes. And that’s the point: He writes mrdicine many cool gadgets, smartphone apps, the current research, and health databases, but not all of it.

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.

AliveCor sells an iPhone case 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. As the new approaches, he presents three types, including wiki-medicine, medicie represents the enablement of a collaborative brain trust and networking; the guaranteed-to-succeed model of clinical development; and the innovative digital marketing and tracking of new products.