Eric Topol

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The cardiologist talks about his book, "The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care." (5:34)

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY.

MY GUEST TONIGHT HAS A NEW BOOK CALLED "THE CREATIVE DESTRUCTION OF MEDICINE." I'M WAITING FOR THE GENERIC

VERSION FROM CANADA.

PLEASE WELCOME DOCTOR ERIC TOPOL.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

GOOD TO SEE YOU.

YOU ARE THE CHIEF ACADEMIC AUTHOR AT SCRIPPS HEALTH.

COFOUNDER OF WEST WIRELESS HEALTH INSTITUTE IN LA JOLLA SCAL FORN AND YOU ARE A

CARDIOLOGIST YOURSELF.

YOU HAVE A NEW BOOK HERE CALLED "THE CREATIVE DESTRUCTION OF MEDICINE.

" WHY DO WE WANT TO DESTROY MEDICINE?

IT'S KEEPING AWS LIVE.

LEAVE IT ALEN.

>> THERE'S A TALK ABOUT TRANSFORMING RADICAL INNOVATION, CREATIVE DESTRUCT.

WE HAVE NEW TOOLS IN MEDICINE TO BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND EACH PERSON AT AN INDIVIDUAL LEVEL WE

NEVER COULD BEFORE.

WE HAVE SMART PHONES AND TABLETS.

>> Stephen: I HAVE A SMARTPHONE AM I A DOCTOR?

>> YOU KNOW WHAT IS DIFFERENT?

THAT SMARTPHONE IS SAY CONDUIT WITH DATE WHY AND INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR HEALTH LIKE YOUR

MEDICAL ESSENCE LIKE YOU'VE NEVER HAD BEFORE.

>> Stephen: HOW CAN I SMART PHONE TELL ME ABOUT ME?

DID SIRI TELL YOU?

HOLD ON ONE SECOND.

SIRI AM I DYING?

>> I REALLY CAN'T SAY.

[ LAUGHTER ]

>> LET'S CONVERT THE SMARTPHONE TO A MEDICAL DEVICE.

LET'S DO A CARDIOGRAM.

PUT YOUR FINGERS ON IT AND MAKE A CIRCUIT WITH YOUR HEART.

WE'LL GET THIS UP AND IT'S A WAY TO GET YOUR CARDIOGRAM RIGHT THERE.

YOU HAVE A NICE PACEMAKER.

I MEAN YOUR NORMAL PACE, RHYTHM.

>> Stephen: IS THAT GOOD?

>> IT'S PERFECT.

SO FAR YOU ARE DOING PRETTY WELL.

>> Stephen: WHAT ELSE CAN MY PHONE DO?

>> BEFORE WE GET DO THAT WE CAN DO INFENCIVE -- ON THE WRIST.

LIKE I SHOWED YOU THIS --

>> Stephen: I HAVE ONE OF THOSE.

>> BEYOND THAT I'M GOING TO GO TO MY BLOOD PRESSURE.

THIS IS MY CONTINUOUS BLOOD PRESSURE, EVERY BEAT WITH A WAVE FORM RIGHT ABOVE IT AND BEYOND

THAT I HAVE MY OXYGEN SATURATION IN THE BLOOD.

>> Stephen: HOW IS IT DOING THAT?

>> ALL THROUGH THE SENSORS.

>> Stephen: ON YOUR THUMB THERE, OKAY.

>> AND TEMPERATURE AND EVERYTHING STEERCHGHTS WHY WOULD I WANT THAT?

I HAVE A DOCTOR TO DO.

THAT I COMPLAIN TO THE DOCTOR.

HE SAYS YOU'LL BE FINE AND GIVES ME A PILL.

>> YOU CAN DO MONITORING ANYWHERE.

SO YOUR PHONE --

>> Stephen: WHAT IF I'M HAVING A HEART ATTACK OR SOMETHING.

THEY CAN PROCESS THAT SIGNAL ARC LAVES AND THAT COULD BASICALLY COME RALLY -- SIGNAL, ALARMS AND

THAT COULD FIND YOU WHEREVER YOU ARE.

>> Stephen: I'M HAVING A HEARTATTACK IT CALLS MY PHONE AND PLAYS DUN, DUN, DUN -- THE

GRIM REAPER.

>> AT SCRIPPS WE'RE PUTTING SENSORS THAT WILL SENSE IF YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE A HEART ATTACK

DAYS OR A COUPLE WEEKS BEFORE AND GIVE YOU A HEART ATTACK RINGTONE TO WARN YOU.

PREVENT IT.

>> Stephen: REALLY?

I'M SURE IT'S GOING TO COME DOWN THE LINE THAT THE INSURANCE COMPANY WILL GIVE YOU A CUT IF

YOU HAVE A MONITOR ON YOU.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

>> Stephen: STAY HEALTHIER BUT THEY'LL SELL THAT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR PRESENT HEALTH TOLL

OTHER PEOPLE AND I'LL GET A RINGTONE SAYING, WOULD YOU LIKE 208% OFF ON CASKETS OR CRESTOR

OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT?

>> IT'S COMING.

>> Stephen: IF I'M DOING THE MONITORING, WHY DO I NEED THE DOCTOR?

>> THERE YOU GO.

THERE YOU GO SO --

>> Stephen: WHERE DID I GO?

>> I SAW ON TWITTER THAT YOU HAD AN EARDRUM.

>> DIVING I BLEW OUT MY GOOD EAR.

>> I THOUGHT YOU COULD TAKE A LOOK WITH THE SMARTPHONE.

SO BASICALLY I PUT THIS RIGHT IN HERE AND I HOPE I DON'T HURT YOU AT ALL.

>> Stephen: I HOPE SO, TOO.

OW!

>> DOES THAT HURT?

>> Stephen: NO.

>> I HAVE YOUR EARDRUM RIGHT THERE.

>> Stephen: IT'S AN EARDRUM IT'S NOT MY ASS.

[LAUGHTER]

CAN I GET A COLONOSCOPY WITH THIS THING?

>> IT'S HEALING.

>> Stephen: IT'S HEALING?

IT'S DOING OKAY.

>> YOU ARE GOING TO BE ALL RIGHT WITH THAT.

>> Stephen: THANKS VERY MUCH.

CAN I -- IF I'M PART -- I'M PART OF THE DOCTOR HERE CAN I GET A PRESCRIPTION PAD BECAUSE THERE'S

VICODIN COUGH SYRUP I WANT TO GET MY HANDS ON, WHATEVER LIL WAYNE IS DRINKING.

[LAUGHTER]

DOCTOR, THANK FOUR JOININGING ME.