The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care by Eric TopolThe Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care by Eric Topol

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

byEric Topol

Paperback | August 13, 2013

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How genomics, big data, and digital technology are revolutionizing every aspect of medicine, from physical exams to drug prescriptions to organ transplants

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.
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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Title:The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health CareFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.25 × 6 × 1 inPublished:August 13, 2013Publisher:Basic BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

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

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George Church, Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School“What happens when the super-convergence of smart phones further combines with million-fold lower-cost genomics and diverse wearable sensors? The riveting answer leads compellingly to a call to activism—not only for medical care providers, but all patients and everyone looking for the next ‘disruptive' economic revolution. This future is closer than most of us would have imagined before seeing it laid out so clearly. A must-read.”J. Craig Venter, Chairman and President, J. Craig Venter Institute“Our sequencing of the human genome eleven years ago was the beginning of the individualized medicine revolution, a revolution that cannot happen without digitized personal phenotype information. Eric Topol provides a path forward using your digitized genome, remote sensing devices and social networking to place the educated at the center of medicine.”