Dr. Eric Topol

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The Creative Destruction of Medicine

It’s hard to believe that the first iPhone was released just a few years ago, in June, 2007.  Not only has it changed how we live and work, perhaps it’s greatest impact will be its contribution to our well-being.  Based on current growth trends, it’s projected that there will be more than 13,000 iPhone health apps available by August, 2012.  This convergence will put us in charge of our health like we’ve never experienced before.  We can now monitor our heart beat and measure our blood pressure in real time; we can monitor our glucose levels, body temperature and brain waves moment-to-moment; and we can track our sleep patterns as they happen; and, that’s just the beginning.  We’re evolving the era of the ‘digitized human being’ and Dr. Eric Topol, professor of innovative medicine and the director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla, is leading the charge.  Here’s your prescription –