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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.
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Until very recently, if you were to ask most doctors, they would tell you there were only two kinds of medicine: the quack kind, and the evidence-based kind. The former is baseless, and the latter based on the best information human effort could buy, with carefully controlled double-blind trials, hundreds of patients, and clear indicators of success. Well, Eric Topol isn't most doctors, and he suggests you entertain  Read more...
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Genre/Form: TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / BiomedicalMÊDICAL / BiotechnologyMÊDICAL / Health Care Delivery
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Topol, Eric J., 1954-
Creative destruction of medicine.
New York : Basic Books, ©2012
(DLC) 2011041162
(OCoLC)756157730
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric J Topol
ISBN: 9780465029341 0465029345
OCLC Number: 774273593
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 303 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The digital landscape --
The orientation of medicine today --
To what extent are consumers empowered? --
Physiology : wireless sensors --
Biology : sequencing the genome --
Anatomy : from imaging to printing organs --
Electronic health records and health information systems --
The convergence of human data capture --
Doctors with plasticity? --
The rebooted life science industry --
The individual.
Responsibility: Eric Topol.

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