The Innovator’s Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care

The Innovator’s Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care Authors: Clayton M. Christensen, Jerome  H. Grossman, Jason Hwang Synopsis This book prescribes an innovative and disruptive solution to avert the threat of rising healthcare costs. The authors identify the reasons why healthcare is in a ‘terminal illness‘, citing stark statistics of spiralling healthcare budgets. The book proffers wide ranging suggestions to control… Read More The Innovator’s Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care

The Guide to the Future of Medicine: Technology AND the Human Touch

The Guide to the Future of Medicine: Technology and the Human Touch Author: Bertalan Mesko SYNOPSIS Technological advancement is undoubtedly the most important factor that will shape the future of medicine. In this book, the author sets out the advances which he predicts will have the greatest impact on healthcare. He reviews 22 influential trends, pointing out the potential… Read More The Guide to the Future of Medicine: Technology AND the Human Touch

2030 The Future of Medicine: Avoiding a Medical Meltdown

2030 The Future of Medicine: Avoiding a Medical Meltdown Author: Richard Barker SYNOPSIS This book is about the existential threats facing healthcare, and the factors that will shape the future of medicine. It predicts that healthcare ‘over the next 10-20 years…is headed for its own meltdown‘ (page 1). Rising healthcare spending is the major indicator of this… Read More 2030 The Future of Medicine: Avoiding a Medical Meltdown

The Patient Will See You Now

The Patient Will See You Now Author: Eric Topol Synopsis This book is a futuristic vision of a ‘medicine turned upside down’, with patients playing the central role in their healthcare. This will overturn what the author sees as the deficient and paternalistic culture of medicine we have inherited from Hippocrates. This culture is characterised by a knowledge gap between physicians, who exert an authoritative… Read More The Patient Will See You Now

The Interesting Books Predicting the Destiny of Medicine

Medicine is at a crossroads, stuck at the intersection of forces tugging at its very heart. On the one hand, healthcare is faced with an ageing population and rising healthcare costs. On the other, it is struggling to come to grips with rapidly evolving technology and very enlightened patients. Many books have looked at Medicine’s crystal ball and the signs pointing… Read More The Interesting Books Predicting the Destiny of Medicine

Impulse

Impulse: Why We Do What We Do Without Knowing Why We Do It Author: David Lewis Synopsis ‘We all like to regard ourselves as rational human beings…’ but ‘…our actions are mindless far more often than they are mindful…’ (page xv). This book attributes our mindlessness to impulse, the automatic emotions that influence most our actions. The author says this is… Read More Impulse