Cheap, fast, thorough, easy are not words one typically associates with the U.S. health care system.
But Dr. Eric Topol, cardiologist and director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla, Calif., says that medicine can be all of those things in the near future.
Mobile technology, Topol argues, will democratize medicine, giving consumers unprecedented control over their care. He details in his new book, “The Patient Will See You now,” a world where you could use your smartphone to get a blood test and better and more accurate diagnosis is made possible by crowd-source medicine and new technology.
Dr. Eric J. Topol, M.D., a cardiologist, professor of genomics and director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla, California. He is the author of “The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine is in Your Hands” (Basic Books, 2015)