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Eric Topol, M.D., Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute; Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman, West Wireless Health Institute; Author, The Creative Destruction of Medicine

Pioneering cardiologist and geneticist Topol says that medicine is poised to go through its biggest shakeup in history. An unprecedented convergence of technologies, such as the ability to digitize human genomes and the invention of wireless tools, is gaining momentum, thrusting the medical field into the digital era. Topol describes how wireless technology will enable doctors to remotely capture moment-to-moment vital signs, fundamentally altering how doctors treat their patients, how we engage with our own health, and how new treatments are invented. Most important, it will lead to a true democratization of medicine, giving consumers the information and power to take charge of our most valuable asset: our health.

Added by Science and Technology Forum on March 4, 2012