01 Dr. Eric Topol - The Future of All Things Medical

March 14, 2016 2 min read

Dr. Eric Topol on The Dr Steven Show with Dr. Steven Eisenberg

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Dr. Steven is a nationally known expert who explores innovation in health care. Each week he interviews other experts and discusses the cutting edge of health care.

We are honored to introduce the first guest on The Dr. Steven Show, Dr. Eric Topol.

Dr. Topol is one of the worlds leading cardiologists, digital health researchers and the author of The Patient Will See You Now. Dr. Topol will do a heart examination on Dr. Steven in this episode. What's even more fascinating about this, Dr. Topol only needs his smart phone to perform the test.

Listen in to learn about new tools, computing, digital infrastructure, connectivity and the willingness to share data. 


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"Right now 1 million people have their gene sequence, it’s projected that by 2025 a billion people on the planet will have their gene sequence." - Dr. Eric Topol

Show Notes:

  • Discussing the power of creativity
  • What inspired Dr. Topol's book, The Patient Will See You Now
  • Dr. Eric Topol’s favorite innovations
  • What is an electrocardiogram? What can it diagnose?
  • Can software replace doctors?
  • Smart phone + Free App = Personal Cardiogram
  • The technology which can help you if you have an acute heart attack
  • the benefits of consumer patient technology
  • How Dr. Eric Topol's career in digital health began
  • Why Dr. Eric Topol moved to San Diego
  • What is genomics? What is a gene sequence?
  • The positivity of technology and connection
  • Enhancing intimacy and the relationship between doctor and patient
  • The importance of empowering patients
  • What is an echo cardiogram?
  • How to get a free high quality immediate ultrasound with a handheld smartphone device
  • How software and hardware are the new doctor
  • Crowdsourcing for rare case diagnosis

"People are starting to, with their data, do things which were never possible before." - Dr. Eric Topol

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