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What Two Healthcare Visionaries Get Right And Wrong
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David F. Carr
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9/12/2013 | 8:31:32 PM
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I just finished reading The Creative Destruction of Medicine. While it might be fair to classify Topol as an advocate, I think he also does a pretty good job of showing the messy part of this revolution in medical technology, such as examples of snazzy new medical devices and genetic screening services that turned out to give false results. Still, as the bugs get worked out, the potential is there for significant disruption.

I'm not so sure about the argument about consumers not being willing to invest the time. Consumer devices like the Fitbit show that some people are intrigued by the possibilities of measuring their own health.
SusuE709
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7/6/2013 | 4:23:00 PM
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incredible. IT was remarkable. but still requires the prediction of human brain. agree? kambing
ChrisMurphy
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6/17/2013 | 12:56:28 PM
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I was at an event called DHC 2013 last week where there was some passionate discussion about this topic of the role of behavior in healthcare, including some emotional warnings against a "blame the sick" mentality taking over. The lung cancer example shows the risk -- yes there behaviors that raise the risk for lung cancer, but it's nowhere close to preventable based on behavior.
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6/17/2013 | 12:40:41 AM
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It would be best if people were more involved in their healthcare,
but as the article correctly states, that is not the reality, at least in the
United States at this point in time. Just by looking at the obesity rates and
the amount of people dying of lung cancer yearly, you can see that many people
refuse to take care of their health. Its not an issue of ignorance, as there
are plenty of ads constantly reminding us of the dangers to our health, its
more of a willingness or lack thereof when it comes to individual healthcare.

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