X-Ray Selfies and Uber-Docs: A Glimpse of Medicine’s (Near) Future


Dr. Eric Topol wants patients to own their own health data.

The tech-loving cardiologist-turned-genomics professor from the Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla, CA has been popping up a lot lately, in op-eds and at health technology conferences.

In his keynote address to the fifth annual Stanford Medicine X conference (or “MedX”), his message remained clear: technology can and should radically change how medicine is practiced, and medical records shall be sequestered no more.