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

by Eric Topol, M.D.

Description: In many aspects of our economy, "creative destruction" of old ways of doing things has lead to greater efficiencies and productivity, reducing costs for better products. However, this has not been the case for the delivery of medical care. Dr. Topol lays out a compelling argument that the dramatic gains in information access and content, for both patient and physician, can lead to "creative destruction" of the current ways of practicing medicine, producing better, less expensive health care.


Recommended by: Joseph Fontes, Ph.D., Associate Professor 

"While many of the ideas in the book have been presented by others, this book is highly accessible and provides a concise vision for the future of medicine, driven by current, radical technologies. All the changes he discusses may not come about, but if even a fraction of them do, it is important that physicians as well as consumers are aware of their implications."

Last modified: May 21, 2012