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Akhsar Kharebov at Health Extension Salon #6

  1. 1. Review of Eric Topol's "The Creative Destruction of Medicine" Presented by Akhsar Kharebov Health Extension Salon #6 Feb 27, 2013 Y COMBINATOR, MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA
  2. 2. Break down: part 1: behind the lines part 2: what can be some actionables Break Out Session: general about book content
  3. 3. Learnings: Behind the lines
  4. 4. From a perspective of (Eric) is a researcher and doctor turned intra- preneur and given resources - he is kinda like super hero status - a call to action to patients / society - also autobiographical and venting :)
  5. 5. On Technology Has a lot of interest and respect for the digital revolution He is amazed at what it has been able to do His description may not accurately describe the "build up" before the iPhone
  6. 6. Other interesting observations Has a reputation for breaking the rules and pissing people off Has been fired from the hospital he founded for (essentially) innovation Luckily he has a pair of great backers, so that is able to work free of the system
  7. 7. Mary and Gary West West Corporation - 911 & telecomunication Philantrophists WestHealth.org
  8. 8. Eric's Prescription to Medicine: Needs to be Schumpeted http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Schumpeter
  9. 9. By Us Patients
  10. 10. Creative Destruction Incessantly revolutionizes the economic structure from within, incessantly destroying the old one, incessantly creating a new one.
  11. 11. Radically Transformed digital information has revolutionized our world, but not our health until now
  12. 12. So that we refocus on : Preserving Our Health
  13. 13. Digitizing the world, Digitizing the Body
  14. 14. Assembling Relevant Data, Making Actionable suggestions
  15. 15. We Have the Technical Foundation Think of the SmartPhone
  16. 16. Medical Smartphone ie Tricorder with massive number of other sensors
  17. 17. Data: previous: 1 Billion gigabytes by 2003 now: x trillion gigabytes per year 35 trillion gigabytes per year mostly from sensors
  18. 18. Current Status and Health Reform Reform: mainly operational, not better health But currently needed because there is no alignment for innovation in health Overuse and Wrong use, No prevention
  19. 19. Patients are organizing: - Are able to get data - Determine Treatment - can be a problem. - resisted by the industry
  20. 20. Potential Problems: Treating the virtual vs. real patient Loss of interaction and healing touch Problems with innovative products Data Deluge
  21. 21. Actionables
  22. 22. Some of the pportunities discussed Moving away from Population Medicine to person Unique Treatments Continuous tracking of all body functions and vital signs Ability to make analysis: Being able to predict heart attacks, cancer ie check engine light
  23. 23. Point of the book: Make consumers aware of the Creative Destruction about to happen And prepare to make the right trade offs as Medicine get’s Schumpeted. A CALL TO ACTION!
  24. 24. Eric is unique Eric has great funding Most Doctors do not get this chance InterWest Institute - Test tube for creative destruction
  25. 25. Question to Audience: How do we find and fund people like Eric, whom are not yet discovered?

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