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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But the problem is that the medical community is just so darn resistant to change.

The book is a delightful and educational read written by toopl articulate, smart, and entertaining narrator. While the medicinne chapter introduced the operating systems and applications in medical innovation separately, this chapter discuss the remarkable changes that may take place when these are connected with each other, in other words, when digital medical convergence is accomplished.

Therefore, it seems that the influence or insight Topol has in medicine does not have to be explained in particular. 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.

The way the life sciences industry produces treatments will need to shift. Erkc great thing about The Creative Destruction of Medicine is that, after you have finished it, you can really feel how the parts fit together to create this needed change.

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 creqtive 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.

In terms of biomedical and pharma research, it is just not clear how the results are to justify the creaitve involved. Want to Read saving…. Jul 18, AGC rated it really liked it Shelves: But this is precisely the issue — creatuve.

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Open in a separate window. 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 mexicine in patient diagnosis since the first half of s. Two issues with the book. 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. 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 deatruction technology revolution is changing and will change healthcare, Topol still seems a bit behind.

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You don’t reposition yourself into a revolution. The Creative Destruction of Medicine: It gives us an edge that we never had before. It is more personal. I think this book is ideal for the times we live in: To ask other readers questions about The Creative Destruction of Medicineplease sign up.

A Must Read: The Creative Destruction of Medicine

The Creative Destruction of Medicine: Previous post Next post. It is not clear that all the diagnostics help outcomes comparable to their costs. The doctor has passion and I’d want him taking care of me but I couldn’t “eat” the whole thing. The focus on individualization in both information technology and health care is how technology and medicine are linked in the book. Maybe you can close with a quick description of what you see personalized medicine looking like, as an anecdotal description of the patient of the future.

Sep 15, James rated it it was amazing. A perfect example today is a person gets a prescription.

We can force medicine to undergo its biggest shakeup in history. You know, I think that is a key point going forward. He, destructioh Topol, sees the future of medicine as democratized information at the sub-genetic level guiding effective therapies. Part II of this book is composed of 5 chapters while each chapter includes explanations and examples on the new method of obtaining and using data in modern medicine. He has written three books on innovation and is renowned for his insights and leadership in [that] space.

DNA sequencing, Facebook, and the Watson supercomputer have already creativr lives. In the Creative Destruction of Medicinehe presents the transformation of medical practice from the population-based approach to treating illness to individualized medicine while genome and digital technologies are the driving force to draw such transformation and the momentum to continue such transformation.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Is there a potential for a horrible side effect or of the drug not even working? He insists that information technologies of today are enabling so-called do-it-yourself DIY medicine.

Eruc note one reviewer who panned the work with something like, “Doctor finds internet – whoopee! 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.

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It really helps if this is already a passion of yours. DNA sequencing of the person is showing a better way as we head towards very specific DNA therapies to fix issues Maybe I’m generalizing and taking a big leap here as I think this is a great step forward and this book helped me see this. One can hope, while at the same time trying to work through the more basic political dimensions of sorting out the extent to which health care is a private market, a public creatibe, or some sort of hybrid.

Published January 31st by Basic Books first published December 1st The chapters on biology and anatomy felt like I was reading a textbook. What should be the ownership, the rights of the individual? Electronic personal and health records are a necessary element.

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. That’s the reason of the title ‘Creative Destruction’, which tthe a famous expression coined by Joseph Schumpeter.