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

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Basic Books, Dec 2, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 320 pages
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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.
 

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The local public library happened to have a copy of his book "The Creative Destruction of Medicine." I was not interested in all of it, but the first few chapters were worth reading and are highly ... Read full review

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Well written book with a plethora of ideas for the future of medicine. The most common themes in the book involve the use of personalized medicine through genome/DNA mapping and pharmacological ... Read full review

Contents

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Title Page
THE DIGITAL LANDSCAPE
THE ORIENTATION OF MEDICINE TODAY
TO WHAT EXTENT ARE CONSUMERS EMPOWERED?
PHYSIOLOGY
SLEEP APNEA
BIOLOGY
ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS AND HEALTH
THE CONVERGENCE OF HUMAN DATA CAPTURE
DOCTORS WITH PLASTICITY?
REBOOTING THE LIFE SCIENCE INDUSTRY
THE GUARANTEEDTOSUCCEED MODEL
HOMO DIGITUS AND THE INDIVIDUAL
AFTERWORD
NOTES

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