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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He also states that no parts of xestruction field of health care can avoid such change, while all parties, including doctors, hospitals, life science enterprises, governments, and related institutions are the subjects of sudden revolution. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by medicin. Which is a crucial question, because if anything is going to save the day, it is going to be technology.

While some of the information he presents does not address some more recent findings, his reasoning is sound and quite brilliant.

Well written book with a plethora of ideas for the future of medicine. He’s a break-through serious dedicated meedicine able to explain a possible medical-tech-future that is easy to read and makes common sense. After reading it, you will likely wish we could just fast forward to this new world of truly personalized medicine.

The local public library happened to have a copy of his book “The Creative Destruction of Medicine.

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All those value elements got blown apart into pieces and reassembled – creative destruction. This book shows us the stakes—and how to win them. Oct 25, loafingcactus rated it really liked it Shelves: The area where I’m most optimistic or perhaps most uninformed and this easily led along is genomics – the idea that we can target the therapies we use based on genetic information is quite compelling.

So far, so good. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. We also see the connection points come together in our cell phones. Aug 17, Uwe Hook rated it really liked it. I’m sure in some areas his predictions will be spot on but in others I suspect he’s dreaming. Open Preview See a Problem? Even so, getting patient data into a digitized form is essential. Read more reviews by Edward. May 06, Karel Baloun rated it it was amazing. Through this I found myself thinking of how these changes could occur rapidly with heightened public awareness.


Topol reveals that the purpose of this book is ‘not simply a techno-tour’ but to depicting what the creative destruction of medicine might look like, on whether it can happen, and how information on the individual can be gained as a precise standard to the extent of being able to call it ‘individual and science’.

This book is composed of 3 parts and a total of 11 chapters which are summarized and discussed below. 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. I have little background in genetics, so I got totally lost in that part of the book, but it was worth the read.

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. We see these connections happening in healthcare where people with similar conditions or care objectives come together to share, learn, and get better.

These things will happen, creatve some point. However, the feeling of it being a difficult read disappeared as I was reading chapter by chapter and began to develop respect for Topol, who possesses abundant and in-depth knowledge and insight on wide variety of subjects.

Having said this, the key transformational elements are in place to facilitate these shifts. Latest posts by Jon Mertz see all. The way patients engage their health and interact with physicians will need to shift. Real healthcare reform will be brought about by technology, not legislation.

For the most part, he is right. While the previous chapter introduced the operating systems and applications in medical innovation separately, this chapter discuss the erid changes that may take place when these are connected with each other, in other words, when digital medical convergence is accomplished. That’s the reason of the title ‘Creative Pf, which is a freative expression coined by Joseph Schumpeter. As the new approaches, he presents three types, including wiki-medicine, which represents the enablement of a collaborative brain trust and networking; the guaranteed-to-succeed model of clinical development; drstruction the innovative digital marketing and tracking of new products.


It lessens the impact greatly, unless you can understand everything at first blush. DNA sequencing, Facebook, and the Watson supercomputer have already saved lives. These technologies will lead to the “digitizing” of a patient, resulting in personalized long-term care model that is vastly more effective and cost-effective.

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 vreative procedures is a difficult problem to solve.

The Creative Destruction of Medicine by Eric Topol

I look forward to the future in medicine and hope that his view of the future is on the money. However to criticize it as muddled is a little bit of back room quarterbacking since Topol is one of the first people to develop these ideas and they have been so much further developed in just meficine two years since the book was published that it is easy to forget that Topol was plowing totally new ground with this work.

Although some say it must go through a doctor e. Although this book is about how the current technology revolution is changing and will change healthcare, Topol still seems a bit behind.

He graduated from the University of Notre Dame as valedictorian instudying biology and classics. Most of us eat far more poorly even though we know exactly what a healthy diet would look like. I can’t say enough good things about this book. How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Careis an topo account of the coming intersection of technology and medicine.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Only time will eirc, but I agree that it is fast becoming a hell of a ride. Eric Topol Limited preview – The technology chapters however were really interesting for me to read. He has been building up a worldwide reputation as a figure with extraordinary understanding of genomics and wireless if care as well as a figure leading the revolution of medicine. May 22, Tiago rated it really liked it Shelves: