Issue 91 - 01 | How to Change Medicine

By Eric Topol, M.D.
Published Feb. 22, 2012 11:00 a.m.
“The practice of medicine today is obsolete, extremely wasteful, driven by patient crisis and perverse incentives. New tools in medicine can reboot the future of health care, making it more precise, consumer-driven, and truly preventive. While not intended to be a comprehensive overhaul of all of the maladies of medicine, the 9 steps outlined here address exceptional opportunities for getting us on the right path for the future.”

About Eric Topol, M.D. | Eric Topol, M.D. is professor of genomics and holds the Scripps endowed chair in innovative medicine. He is the director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla, California. Previously, he led the Cleveland Clinic to its #1 ranking in heart care, started a new medical school, and led key discoveries in heart disease. He lives with his family in La Jolla, California.

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