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

  • Title: The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care
  • Author: Eric Topol
  • ISBN: 9780465025503
  • Page: 465
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Creative Destruction of Medicine How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care What if your cell phone could detect cancer cells circulating in your blood or warn you of an imminent heart attack Mobile wireless digital devices including smartphones and tablets with seemingly li
    What if your cell phone could detect cancer cells circulating in your blood or warn you of an imminent heart attack Mobile wireless digital devices, including smartphones and tablets with seemingly limitless functionality, have brought about radical changes in our lives, providing hyper connectivity to social networks and cloud computing But the digital world has hardlyWhat if your cell phone could detect cancer cells circulating in your blood or warn you of an imminent heart attack Mobile wireless digital devices, including smartphones and tablets with seemingly limitless functionality, have brought about radical changes in our lives, providing hyper connectivity to social networks and cloud computing But the digital world has hardly pierced the medical cocoon Until now Beyond reading email and surfing the Web, we will soon be checking our vital signs on our phone We can already continuously monitor our heart rhythm, blood glucose levels, and brain waves while we sleep Miniature ultrasound imaging devices are replacing the icon of medicine the stethoscope DNA sequencing, Facebook, and the Watson supercomputer have already saved lives For the first time we can capture all the relevant data from each individual to enable precision therapy, prevent major side effects of medications, and ultimately to prevent many diseases from ever occurring And yet many of these digital medical innovations lie unused because of the medical community s profound resistance to change In The Creative Destruction of Medicine, Eric Topol one of the nation s top physicians and a leading voice on the digital revolution in medicine argues that radical innovation and a true democratization of medical care are within reach, but only if we consumers demand it We can force medicine to undergo its biggest shakeup in history This book shows us the stakes and how to win them.

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    1. I come from high tech, where there are zillions of innovations, few get any traction, and a small number change the world. This book is by far the best marriage I've seen of potent innovator thinking with medicine, social media, and information science.A lot of people are going to say this book is wacky, because it hits the nail on the head in a way that busts the paradigm into pieces. And that's the point: "creative destruction" is a somewhat disturbing term - the point (IMO) isn't destruction [...]

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    2. An MD discovers the iPhone, gets completely carried away and declares it will disrupt most of the field of medicine (and gives a well-received TED talk along the way). Maybe I exaggerate slightly, but not much. The actual medical content was interesting to a software guy; the technical projections were much more naive.

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    3. The book gives you all the pieces that will lead to a medical revolution. The revolution won't occur in hospitals or in legacy research tracks. You don't reposition yourself into a revolution. It also describes some aspects of how traditional medicine will be shifted in parallel with the revolution and what you can do to avoid being harmed by traditional medicine as it currently exists.For avoiding harm, I would suggest The Last Well Person: How to Stay Well Despite the Health-Care System for mo [...]

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    4. Current, predictive and a great business opportunity. Idiopathic therapies based on gnomic results. 4 years ago at the company I work for I was show how cancer is detected in cells. At that time you would see a spike indicating cancer and then they would seek out the matching therapy based on defined processes. However cancer and many other illnesses with their many mutations now requires very personalized medicines at times to be effective. DNA sequencing of the person is showing a better way a [...]

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    5. This book was though-provoking. The author believes that healthcare is reaching a critical convergence with technology that will revolutionize how patients are treated, how doctors provide care, how drugs are developed, and how people maintain their health. Low-cost genomics, hand-held medical imaging devices, wireless sensors, cloud computing, social networking, and telemedicine are all examples of the rapidly evolving technologies transforming healthcare. These technologies will lead to the "d [...]

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    6. This book has a lot of promise but I found myself getting bogged down and skipping around after 80 pages or so. The chapters on biology and anatomy felt like I was reading a textbook. At times this book is written more for a doubting medical professional than a patient. A lot of good info in here but it needs the Malcolm Gladwell touch. The doctor has passion and I'd want him taking care of me but I couldn't "eat" the whole thing.

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    7. Outstanding objective book predicting key aspects of a medical revolution this decade -- individualized, proactive wellness, led by people and distributed sensors and data rather than professional medical organizations.Positive and practical, far reaching and meticulously researched. Topol deserves admiration from pivoting from traditional cardiology (where he was well positioned) to leading a technological revolution towards a more humane and effective medical industry. Also gives medical profe [...]

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    8. Eric Topol has created a compelling vision of technology enabled individualized medicine. I had the opportunity to talk with the president of the Massachusetts Medical Society, an oncologist, a few years back, who envisioned both doctor and patient receiving genetic profiles to highlight risks and targeted therapies. He, like Topol, sees the future of medicine as democratized information at the sub-genetic level guiding effective therapies. Technology is central to amassing huge amounts of data [...]

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    9. This book presents a tour of "Medicine" today with a focus on how the provision of health care and related services from health sciences (pharma and devices) are being influenced by the advent of digital technology - taken to include both digital developments in information technology as well as the reconfiguration of medical knowledge and practice around genomics, genetics, and related fields. The author is an accomplished cardiologist who is also an active researcher and very knowledgeable abo [...]

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    10. The topic of this book was intriguing, but I couldn't even make it through the entire thing. Topol ends the introduction with this: "This book is intended to arm consumers to move us forward." However, this has to be the least consumer-friendly book I've ever read. An average consumer would not be able to make it through the content. Furthermore, Topol does not put forth many new, thought-provoking ideas but simply summarizes ALL the recent examples he can find of technology and medicine interse [...]

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    11. Thank you Eric for showing us the future. I can't say enough good things about this book. If you are curious how wearable tech of n=1 will infiltrate the traditional shoot-by-the-hip world of clinical medicine then read this book!

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    12. An interesting book about how recent and still evolving technology can make a revolutionary change in the way medicine is taught, developed, practiced, and delivered.The author does a great job of quickly surveying the current technological norms, how relatively quickly they came about, and how their tapped and untapped powers have and will continue to become an important tool in the future of medicine, both for doctors and patients. The technologies discussed are half medicine and half access t [...]

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    13. i admired the zest and gusto behind the author's idea about harnessing big data to individualize healthcare. through the many examples listed, i was rather convinced by how the current practice of medicine could do with more precision and care, rather than going through the SOPs, checklist-style, based on the observation of selected key symptoms. However, I was rather disturbed by the argument that more data correlates to better healthcare. the assumptions made by the author were that only by do [...]

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    14. As a person who was energized by the technological promises of the healthcare debate a few years ago, and as a software engineer who plans on developing healthcare-related software (this book was required reading for my department), I was really curious to see what this book had in store. The book seems to have two messages: changes are coming to healthcare, and we all need to do what we can to quicken these changes. I think the author did a fair job of convincing me of the former, and while I w [...]

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    15. A great read. He navigates the space clearly and brings a huge wealth of personal experiences and anecdotes to the topics. All aspects of healthcare technology are addressed and he takes a broad perspective covering viewpoints of providers, payers, drug companies, docs and patients. His arguments are balanced and well articulated. Essential reading for anyone in the healthcare technology field. There is no doubt that the majority of the content will come to be, in time, given the massive pressur [...]

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    16. Although this book is about how the current technology revolution is changing and will change healthcare, Topol still seems a bit behind. He writes about many cool gadgets, smartphone apps, the current research, and health databases, but not all of it. There's so much more out there that he does not mention as possible creative destructions.Topol focuses the most on individualized medicine, which almost requires that everyone undergo genomic sequencing, which he goes into some detail explaining [...]

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    17. There were times as I went through this that I wondered whether the author might not have taken leave of his senses, but as it went along I think not. It is likely that many things will come about in ways quite different than Topol now envisions, and some will likely not take place at all. But, it seems quite likely that medical science, having only been taught in a scientific manner for little more than 110-120 years, will have quite a different next century than its last. Some of his ideas abo [...]

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    18. Overall a critical view of medicine today with an optimistic projection of the future. I'm sure in some areas his predictions will be spot on but in others I suspect he's dreaming. As I have Atul Gwande's new book Being Mortal on my bookshelf waiting to be read I felt like this book was surprisingly silent on end of life issues and even beyond that seemed to almost ignore the fact that for so much of what causes suffering in this world, the technology he was exploring will never have an answer. [...]

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    19. A great overview of some of the cutting edge changes in health care technology that have the potential to considerably alter the way in which we deliver and practice medical care in the United States. Instead of being merely a techno-tour of medical technologies (as Topol himself words it) this book benefits from Topol's distinctive thesis that the technologies he surveys could lead to a paradigm shift in how medicine is currently practiced. While technical in some parts, Topol remains an access [...]

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    20. The book is a delightful and educational read written by an articulate, smart, and entertaining narrator. Topol presents the limitations within our current medical climate and proposes solutions. Stories of his, his family’s, and his patients experiences make for experiential and personal examples of the current deficits. 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. Thro [...]

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    21. 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. Topol's premise seems congruent, and he goes into considerable detail that is both convincing and in a strange way, amorphous. In the science area, for example, he gives a good overview of the 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 [...]

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    22. Great update on the current state of digital healthcare and many more ideas to look forward to. Quantifying everything is the future and healthcare is moving toward that as well. Dr. Topol provides his insight on the future of technology, individual medicine and better efficiency as well as concerns for these medical innovations. The book was a quick read. I have little background in genetics, so I got totally lost in that part of the book, but it was worth the read. I would recommend this to an [...]

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    23. Eric Topol is a well-regarded medical social media guru whose timely insight into the changes of healthcare today is erudite and interesting, if a little intense. I look forward to the future in medicine and hope that his view of the future is on the money. Only time will tell, but I agree that it is fast becoming a hell of a ride. A bit technical and very genome-centric, The Creative Destruction of Medicine should be required reading for all upper level healthcare students, definitely all medic [...]

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    24. I will follow Topol's forages wherever he goes. He's a break-through serious dedicated explorer able to explain a possible medical-tech-future that is easy to read and makes common sense. I value his willingness to go out of the box and still integrate what is known with what can be found. Pragmatic desires filled with hope. Topol is a pioneer and as with all who cut new swaths, only time will give us answers. I found this book laden with facts a bit complex to digest, but worth the chew.

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    25. Topol gives a good critique of the sluggishness of medicine in their inability to treat their patients as individuals rather than a population. He addresses our use of electronic equipment for phones, computers, buying power and 100% connectivity while medicine still uses a range of normalcy. The genome study has proven we are very uniquely individuals with different chemical values, and we will all be healthier when they Western Medicine treats us accordingly.

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    26. It was fascinating to see the potential future of medicine in today's existing technology, although given the medical establishments entrenched technophobia, it may be sometime before we can reap the health and cost-saving benefits of our current tech advances. That said, it could be dry in places (particularly life sciences and genomics) and he did tend to recycle some of his examples.

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    27. This was a fantastic read. Fortunate enough to find it at the local library, it was referenced in Robin Cook's book, Cell. Enlightening to say the least, it brings to light the fact that the medical industry is behind the digital times and how the consumer is more advised than the physicians.Makes you wonder if the death and decline of the medical profession is imminently near.

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    28. A bit too much clinical wonkiness for lay-people at times, but it's easy to skim through these sections. Loads of provocative insights that provide hope for a wildly different and much better health care future. Definitely recommended reading, even for the physicians and others who have a stake in preserving the highly dysfunctional status quo.

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    29. Interesting overview on the convergence of wireless sensors, genomics, imaging, and medical records. Understanding how the fields of biology, physiology, and anatomy will technologically overlap presents an exciting opportunity for creative disruption. Overall, cool ideas-- but it felt a bit fragmented and idea-flow was difficult to follow at points

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    30. I was amazed at what I learned from reading this (population medicine vs. individualized medicine; how evidence-based research is conducted/skewed). This was clearly written from a very strong perspective. And I really appreciated the thorough sourcing of all the facts. I went to several primary sources as a result.

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