Month: March 2012

Highlights of HIMSS 2012 – @EricTopol: Creative Destruction of Medicine

Last week all the people involved in healthcare technology – clinicians, care providers, technologists, administrators and solution providers  convened in Vegas for the annual HIMSS trade show and conference to share best practices, latest innovations in medicine and technology.

HIMSS 2012 was by far the best HIMSS I have ever attended as I had an opportunity to check out more sessions on innovation and meet some innovative vendors in wireless and HIE space. I also had a chance to listen to Dr. Eric Topol’s speech on Creative Destruction of Medicine, which was the icing on the HIMSS cake this year.  “HIT x.o – Beyond the Edge” sessions were by far the best and were truly beyond the edge in showcasing the grass root innovations thats happening at the intersection of medicine and technology.

Of all the sessions, Dr. Eric Topol‘s speech on Creative Destruction of Medicine stands out the best as he laid out how wireless technology and consumer driven wireless technology is transforming medicine and bringing medicine out of its cocoon in terms of technology and innovation. If you didn’t make it to HIMSS 12 this year, you can still view Dr. Topol‘s speech he gave at TEDMED couple of years ago and read his latest book on the same subject, which is available for sale now.  If you are interested in intersection of biology and technology Topol’s book is a great place to start.