Eric Topol, M.D.
Wednesday, February 11, 7:30 p.m.
The Patient Will See You Now
Topol's "personal voice, his ability to explain the most complex developments in science in a simple and engaging manner, and the clarity of his vision of the future make this compelling reading. I couldn’t put this book down and I learned so much. It has changed my perspective of what is to come." -Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone
Eric Topol, one of the nation’s top physicians, examines what he calls medicine’s “Gutenberg moment.” Much as the printing press liberated knowledge from the control of an elite class, new technology—from the smartphone to machine learning—is poised to democratize medicine.
In this new era, patients will control their data and be emancipated from a paternalistic medical regime. Mobile phones, apps, and attachments will literally put the lab and the ICU in our pockets. Computers will replace physicians for many diagnostic tasks, and enormous data sets will give us new means to attack conditions that have long been incurable. In spite of these benefits, the path forward will be complicated.
"Eric Topol has written a must-read manifesto for patients who feel helpless. Filled with knowledge and engaging stories, this book shows how you can harness technology to be the master of your medical care—or at least, a better partner for your doctor. I want Dr. Topol for my doctor.” -Elisabeth Rosenthal, M.D., The New York Times
Eric J. Topol, M.D., is a practicing cardiologist, professor of genomics and director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla. He started a medical school, is one of the top 10 most-cited researchers in medicine, and was elected in a Modern Healthcare national poll to be the #1 most influential physician executive in the United States. The author of The creative destruction of medicine and in GQ as a “rock star of science," he works on digital innovative technologies to reshape the future of medicine.
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