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Dr. Eric Topol on the digital revolution in health care

"The Creative Destruction of Medicine" by Dr. Eric Topol

On Mondays, Marketplace Tech brings you stories about big ideas in tech. Today's big idea comes from the medical industry, where mobile devices and big data promise big changes. Dr. Eric Topol is talking a lot about this technology and when it will arrive. He's the author of the book "The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care."

Dr. Topol tells Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson how phones and tablets are just the beginning in a new age of health care.

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Ben Johnson is the host of Marketplace Tech.
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I realize that 2.5 minutes doesn't provide time for a well-developed audio story, but perhaps you could also give readers/listeners a link to a longer interview that addresses the Amazon readers' criticisms of Topol's book. Putting nano-sized sensors in the body is quite a serious matter, and it deserves an extended discussion between the interviewer and interviewee.

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