Book Received—The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care [Hardcover]

Posted On 2012-03-14 13:48:20
First Edition
Author: Eric Topol M.D.

Publication Date: January 31, 2012
ISBN-10: 0465025501
ISBN-13: 978-0465025503

This book describes the increasingly important interface between data digitalization and medicine. A particular focus is the impact of sequencing the human genome, but other topics including electronic medical records, evidence-based medicine, and imaging are covered as well. 

The author is a well-known practicing cardiologist, the director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, and a respected voice in cardiovascular medicine. He predicts a profound impact of the ‘Digital Revolution’ on the practice of medicine. The book is written for a general audience, and in fact the author describes that this 'revolution' will depend in large part on “digital-natives” outside the medical profession.