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

Paperback | August 13, 2013

byEric Topol

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Now with a new postscript covering the unfolding health care revolution

Mobile technology has transformed our lives, and personal genomics is revolutionizing biology. But despite the availability of technologies that can provide wireless, personalized health care at lower cost, the medical community has resisted change. In The Creative Destruction of Medicine, Eric Topol—one of the nation's top physicians—calls for consumer activism to demand innovation and the democratization of medical care. The Creative Destruction of Medicine is the definitive account of the coming disruption of medicine, written by the field's leading voice.

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Now with a new postscript covering the unfolding health care revolutionMobile technology has transformed our lives, and personal genomics is revolutionizing biology. But despite the availability of technologies that can provide wireless, personalized health care at lower cost, the medical community has resisted change. In The Creative ...

Eric J. Topol, M.D., is the director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute and co-founder and vice-chairman of the West Wireless Health Institute in La Jolla, California. He is a practicing cardiologist at the Scripps Clinic and a professor of genomics at The Scripps Research Institute. One of the top 10 most cited researchers...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.12 × 6.25 × 0.88 inPublished:August 13, 2013Publisher:Basic BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0465061834

ISBN - 13:9780465061839

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Table of Contents

PART I: Setting the Foundation
1. The Digital Landscape: Cultivating a Data-Driven, Participatory Culture
2. The Orientation of Medicine Today: Population Versus Individual
3. To What Extent Are Consumers Empowered? Clicks and Tricks

PART II: Capturing the Data
4. Physiology: Wireless Sensors
5. Biology: Sequencing the Genome
6. Anatomy: From Imaging to Printing Organs
7. Electronic Health Records and Health Information Technology
8. The Convergence of Human Data Capture

PART III: The Impact of Homo Digitus
9. Doctors with Plasticity?
10. Rebooting the Life Science Industry
11. Homo Digitus and the Individual

Editorial Reviews

Brook Byers, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers“This is the one book to read for a complete and clear view of our medical future, as enabled by the convergence of digital, mobile, genomic, and life science breakthroughs. Dr. Topol explains how iPhones, cloud computing, gene sequencing, wireless sensors, modernized clinical trials, internet connectivity, advanced diagnostics, targeted therapies and other science will enable the individualization of medicine—and force overdue radical change in how medicine is delivered, regulated, and reimbursed. This book should be read by patients, doctors, scientists, entrepreneurs, insurers, regulators, digital engineers—anyone who wants better health, lower costs, and participation in this revolution.”Misha Angrist, Assistant Professor, Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy, and author of Here is a Human Being“Eric Topol is that rare physician willing to challenge the orthodoxies of his guild. He recognizes that in the U.S., health care business-as-usual is unsustainable. But he does not despair. He bears witness to the rise of Homo digitus and the promise it holds to upend the inefficiencies and dysfunction so entrenched in clinical medicine. The Creative Destruction of Medicine is a timely tour de force. It is a necessary heresy.”