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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Jul 18, AGC rated it really liked it Shelves: This book is composed of 3 parts and a total of 11 chapters which are summarized and discussed below. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Topol argues differently and agrees with a blogger that wrote: Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Quotes from Destryction Creative Dest Topol gives a good critique of the sluggishness destrucion medicine in their inability to treat their patients as individuals rather than a population.

I paid for a genetic test from the company 23andMe last summer. The Creative Destruction of Medicine: Basic BooksTopool 31, – Medical – pages. May 06, Patrice rated it really liked it Shelves: Here is an interesting book by Eric Topol, a renowned cardiologist with a social network presence I discovered him on Twitter.

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

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 destructiin an important tool in the future of medicine, both for doctors and patients.

Instead of being merely a techno-tour of medical technologies as Topol himself words it this book benefits from Topol’s distinctive thesis that the technologies he surveys could lead to a paradigm shift in how medicine is currently practiced. Therefore, it seems that the influence or insight Topol has in medicine does not have to be explained in particular. The author is an accomplished cardiologist who is also an active researcher and very knowledgeable about the developments covered in the book.

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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. For example, he discusses the potential for nanosensors dedtruction the bloodstream to detect a heart attack before it happens, based on a high concentration of cells that have been sloughed from artery walls, alerting the patient of an impending event via smartphone.

He figures that the increased ability to record patient data by means of sensors, combined with the ever more refined process of sequencing genomes, will lead to better matching patients to the drugs and procedures they need. DNA sequencing, Facebook, and the Watson supercomputer have already saved lives.

cerative Sequencing the Genome Since the Human Genomes Project, there have been continuous attempts to correct faulty genes, explain susceptibility toward diseases, or decide which drugs to use for treatment in various situations by sequencing the genome. Secondly he repeats him self often and goes over the same ground over and over again.

The Creative Destruction of Medicine by Eric Topol

He navigates the space clearly and brings a huge wealth of personal experiences and anecdotes to the topics. I had high hopes for this book because the practice of medicine has not, in my judgement, kept up with advances in science and technology. Find articles by Jung A Kim. crative

Anybody doubting this can take stock of the going on four year battle surrounding current legislation on US Health Care reform.

Wireless Sensors 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.

Aug 17, Uwe Hook rated it really liked it. This approach makes very good sense in medicine but the individual versus global perspective is analogous to the distinction in technology between the basic internet on the one hand and localized information networks facilitated by GPS positioning data on the other.


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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.

We connect with our families, friends, and other communities through the available social networks. Basically anything that takes any sustained, unpleasant effort with uncertain rewards will not be done. Return to Book Page.

Electronic Health Records and Health Information Technology He explains how 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.

This book is by far the best marriage I’ve seen of potent innovator thinking with medicine, social media, and information science. 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.

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, treatments, or drugs they would have to receive, although the inappropriate use or overuse of medical procedures is a difficult problem to solve. Miniature ultrasound imaging devices are replacing the icon of medicine—the stethoscope.