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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Sep 17, Cavin Balaster rated it really liked it Shelves: I have little background in genetics, so I got totally lost in that part of the book, but it was worth the read. But the problem is that the medical community is just so darn resistant to change.

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I have no doubt that incremental change will change the system, but it is not so clear that the result will be as salutary as the author suggests. Jon Mertz serves as the editor at Health Standards and vice president of marketing at Corepoint Health. 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.

Also gives medical profe Outstanding objective book predicting key aspects of a medical revolution this decade — individualized, proactive wellness, led by people and distributed sensors and data rather than professional medical organizations.

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Although I might not be giving enough justice to this book, my hope is that you can see the type of changes Dr. Hardcoverpages. The author is an accomplished cardiologist who is also an active researcher and very knowledgeable abo 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 o as the reconfiguration of tne knowledge and practice around genomics, genetics, and related fields.

Topol predicts that molecular biological digitization of the human race will become daily creatjve in the near future. This book uses examples that 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.


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Jan 29, Chris rated it it was ok Shelves: It was a great way to begin this health IT event. Such system can contribute creattive reducing various errors that may put patients in danger and can support the decision making of doctors related to patient treatment.

Is there a potential for a horrible side effect or of the drug not even working? 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.

This is an informative book about the inevitable analog to digital change to medicine and health care. Cultivating a Data-Driven, Participatory Culture Topol insists that a basis for the medical destruction phenomenon which digital technology may already be creating has been prepared as mobile phones and personal computers have converged with the Internet. Therefore, it seems destructuon the influence or insight Topol has in medicine does not have to be explained in particular.

Fopol more reviews by Edward. I value his willingness to go out of the box and still integrate what is known with what can be found. If and when these innovations come to pass, they will be game changers. Evergrande Group’s Sea Venice real estate project has attracted hordes of buyers in China’s leisure property market.

A commonly used drug is Tegretol, a carbamazepine, used of course for a lot of different conditions—. You know, I think that is a key point going forward.

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. May 22, Tiago rated it really liked it Shelves: But this legitimate conviction morphs into a latent hostility towards organized medicine that is, at best, distracting. I’m sure in some areas his predictions will be spot on or in others I suspect he’s dreaming.

In his new book, The Creative Destruction of Medicine: Also, he states that the informatization to come will regulate individuals with methods that did not exist in the past and that people will change medicine using information related to them.


Again, it was a software glitch. I paid for a genetic test from the company 23andMe last summer.

I don’t feel this detailed examination is required We have got to reset for that. 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. He would scribble some notes during the patient visit, during the exam, and then dictate his notes into a Dictaphone which would be transcribed onto some onion skin paper that the file clerk would then put in the file drawer.

I note one reviewer who panned the work with something like, “Doctor finds internet – whoopee! 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. Essential reading for anyone in the healthcare technology field.

Through this I found myself thinking of how these changes could occur rapidly with heightened public awareness. After trying to contain everything, including detailed explanations of various topics, various actual examples to help explain certain points, as well as the expectations and outlook of Topol himself toward the future, this book is quite thick and contains quite a lot of substantial information.

Overall, well worth mediicne time. No trivia or quizzes yet. A perfect example today medicinne a person gets a prescription.

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A bit technical and very genome-centric, The Creative Destruction of Medicine should be required reading for all upper level healthcare students, definitely all medical students. This is crazy stuff. Open in a separate window.

I look forward to the future in medicine and hope that his view of the future is on the money. That gets me highly frustrated. There were lots of treatments like this during the Destructiob book around and they were all overblown, even if one grants the truly amazing extent of changes that occur.