Democratizing Medicine: A Conversation with Eric Topol

October 15, 2015
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Eric Topol MD, author of “The Patient Will See You Now,” joined Pat Salber (@docweighsin) at the 2015 Stanford’s MedX conference to talk about the democratization of medicine. This wide ranging conversation covered such issues as patients civil right to own their medical data, digital tools to change the control levers, eliminating information asymmetry and more. Eric says everything in medicine needs to be flipped. Watch this fun interview to learn more.

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  1. What about prices of medicine, I am a diabetic who has made poor choices and have hep c, I have low risk to be sick but still have the disease so I am excluded from coverage and the medicine is extremely expensive, I can still pass it on, the medicine can get rid of hep c at a 90-99% cure rate, why not terminate this disease all together so the risk is dissolved all together