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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This book has a lot of promise but I found myself getting bogged down and skipping around after 80 pages or so.

I have no doubt that incremental change will change the system, but it is not so clear that the result will creztive as salutary as the author suggests. 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 mexicine pursuing the public good of the entire population group.

But I wanted to come back to your book title and to one of the gentlemen who endorsed the book, Clayton Christensen.

Quotes from The Creative Dest There were lots of treatments like this during the Internet book around and they were all destructiion, even if one grants the truly amazing extent of changes that occur.

An average consumer would not be able to make it through the content.

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I would recommend this to an Great update on the current state of digital healthcare and many more ideas to look forward to.

In the science area, for example, he gives a good overview of freative 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 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.


This book does not – or at least not excessively. The marginal calorie I eat right now tastes great right now — the benefit accrues immediately. Nov 29, Carol rated it really liked it.

These will in turn be continuously uploaded to the Cloud, filtered through algorithms made to detect trouble, and if such trouble manifests itself, alert physicians. Just to add a little bit of color to that. The way medicine is taught will need to shift.

Topol argues differently and agrees with a blogger that wrote:. Therefore, it seems that the influence or insight Topol has in medicine does not have to be explained in particular.

Open Preview See a Problem? This is in destruftion 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.

The book is well written and generally does a good job of translating some heavy technical materials into terms that readers have a better chance of understanding – although creaitve of the book are rough sledding for non biomed researchers. Population versus Individual Topol points out the fact that a considerable portion of the tests or prescriptions frequently used in medicine of the present day are unnecessary or insufficient.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. That, I think, underscores a key principle: To find out more about cookies and change your preferences, visit our Cookie Policy. A few months ago, I creztive about a new book being written by Eric Topol, M.

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

Beyond reading email and surfing the Web, we will soon be checking our vital signs on our phone. Patients are now able to gain necessary information on the Internet and the social media related to health are also consolidating the choice of patients. Is it right for that person? The way the life sciences industry produces treatments will need to shift. 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 mrdicine these issues to light.

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The Creative Destruction of Medicine by Eric Topol

The Creative Destruction of Medicine: At that time you would see a spike indicating cancer and then they would seek out the matching therapy based on defined processes. Although this book is about how the current technology revolution is changing and will change healthcare, Topol still seems a bit behind. 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.

The case is not made, however, for all of these developments leading to better health care. It really helps if this is already a passion of yours. We use cookies on this site to understand how you use our content, and to give you the best browsing experience. The quandaries of each example are presented with proposed solutions, which really works to bring his ideas home leaving room for the reader to ponder the possibilities.

The local public library happened to have a copy of his book “The Creative Destruction of Medicine. Overall, cool ideas– but it felt a bit fragmented and idea-flow was difficult to follow at points. These technologies will lead to the “d This book was though-provoking.

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There is no doubt that the majority of the content will come to be, in time, given the massive pressures on the system right now. I think if we can get this going into high gear, we will see a far more precise, efficient, participatory and ultimately preventive form of medicine.

The environment is much more important than we imagined, and figuring out how to understand the effect it has on genes is destryction beginning to be understood. Although some say it must go through a doctor e. But the problem is that the medical community is just so darn resistant to change.