CFO Exchange: Smartphones Poised to Disrupt Healthcare, Says Topol

The democratization of medicine is as close as the phone in your pocket, says Eric Topol, MD. Healthcare leaders had better be ready for empowered consumers, cost-cutting mobile apps, and genetic sequencing, which promises to be a differentiator.

4 comments on "CFO Exchange: Smartphones Poised to Disrupt Healthcare, Says Topol"
Lizzie Watson (8/21/2014 at 4:42 PM)

The fact that I can get lab work done with only a drop of blood is very exciting! It will be interesting to see how the healthcare industry evolves and adapts with the rapid growth of new technology.
bettynoyes (8/21/2014 at 12:58 PM)

I am delighted to again read that this may really become a reality!!! Your Headline title was concerning.. I was worried you were going to be negative! :-) (8/20/2014 at 11:21 AM)

When Mr. Bell met Dr. Welby at the beginning of the 20th Century, the telephone transformed the way doctors and patients connected even when the only public phone in town was at the corner drugstore. Everyone benefited, including a small company called Walgreens. Now, a century later, physicians and patients are again finding a new, "intermediate" way to connect by phone through the corner drugstore, but this time there are more corner drugstores[INVALID]-at the Walgreens Health Alliance and Walmart. Instead of making multiple trips to have lab work and imaging done, pick up a prescription and lease a wheelchair, orthopedic boot or a more sophisticated monitoring device, patients will be able to do all of this with one stop. Ron Hammerle Chairman and CEO Health Resources, Ltd. Tampa, Florida
Geoffrey Page (8/19/2014 at 6:51 PM)

Interestingly,the products utilized come from our wonderful capital market. On the other hand, the healthcare market, comprising of maybe 18% of the GDP, is the tortured result of the lack of a capital market and government tinkering.


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