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The creative destruction of medicine : how the digital revolution will create better health care

Author: Eric J Topol
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A professor of medicine reveals how technology like wireless internet, individual data, and personal genomics can be used to save lives.
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Genre/Form: TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / BiomedicalMÊDICAL / BiotechnologyMÊDICAL / Health Care Delivery
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric J Topol
ISBN: 9780465025503 0465025501
OCLC Number: 756157730
Description: xi, 303 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I: Setting the foundation. The digital landscape: cultivating a data-driven, participatory culture --
The orientation of medicine today: population versus individual --
To what extent are consumers empowered? Clicks and tricks --
Part II: Capturing the data. Physiology: wireless sensors --
Biology: sequencing the genome --
Anatomy: from imaging to printing organs --
Electronic health records and health information technology --
The convergence of human data capture --
Part III: The impact of homo digitus. Doctors with plasticity? --
Rebooting the life science industry --
Homo digitus and the individual.
Responsibility: Eric Topol.

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