There will come a day in the not-so-distant future when physicians take a back seat in healthcare, and where patients will have the mobile tools to diagnose, and in some cases, treat themselves.
That was the summation of a keynote speech at the HIMSS13 Conference here given by Dr. Eric Topol, a professor of genomics at the Scripps Research Institute.
"Is your doctor becoming obsolete?" Topol said, quoting from a recent front-page headline in The Atlantic. "That was unthinkable until now. We have the components for a digital revolution."
The statement drew resounding applause from a packed hall at the conference, where more than 32,000 people are in attendance this week. Read more...