Dr. Eric Topol

By Laura Lovett 11:24 am March 20, 2019
Healthy looks a little bit different on everyone. We vary in what foods are best for our health, the shape of our bodies and even our natural abnormalities. These variances can make personalizing medicine difficult.  But artificial intelligence and new technologies could not only help personalize medicine, they also have the potential to help prevent mistakes, according to Dr. Eric Topol, founder...
By Laura Lovett 02:24 pm October 23, 2018
This morning computer hardware company Nvidia announced that it was teaming up with Scripps Research Translational Institute to kick off a new collaboration focused on developing artificial intelligence and deep learning tools that will help analyze genomic and digital health sensor data. In addition to the tools developed, the partners plan on creating a new best practice resource guide.  The...
By Jonah Comstock 09:57 am October 6, 2016
The National Institutes of Health has expanded the $120 million grant it planned to give a consortium led by the Scripps Translational Science Institute. The award, which will be distributed over the next five years, has been expanded to $207 million, though the new funds also come with new responsibilities for the consortium as part of the White House's Precision Medicine Initiative. “The size...
By Jonah Comstock 11:14 am September 9, 2015
In Topol and Kish's formulation, individual health data will feed into big data breakthroughs. "Give me my damn data" has been a refrain among e-patients for many years. But what does it really mean to own data? That's a much larger question that Scripps Health Chief Academic Officer Dr. Eric Topol and Leonard Kish, Topol's co-founder at unpatient.org, have tackled the question in an op-ed...
By Jonah Comstock 10:59 am June 17, 2015
Dr. Eric Topol's newest book is called "The Patient Will See You Now." At BIO during his keynote talk, a whirlwind overview of the digital health space, Topol freely acknowledged that he wasn't the first person to riff on that phrase. "It takes 2.6 weeks to get an appointment with a primary care doctor on average. Since it’s hard to see a doctor is, what’s really interesting in contrast is that...
By Brian Dolan 12:46 pm April 25, 2014
Five years ago this month, Scripps Health's Chief Academic Officer Dr. Eric Topol began a speaking tour about the potential of digital health at a mobile industry event in Las Vegas. One of his presentation's key slides, which would become a fixture of his talks for the next two years, listed the top ten opportunities for digital health. In April 2009 MobiHealthNews called these Topol's Top Ten...
By Jonah Comstock 06:38 am February 4, 2014
AT&T has recruited Scripps Health cardiologist and digital health guru Dr. Eric Topol to be the company's new Chief Medical Advisor. In the new position, the company said in a statement, Topol will "impact the design, development and delivery of AT&T's healthcare IT solutions, connecting the healthcare ecosystem to enhance health outcomes and care delivery processes for patients and their...
By Jonah Comstock 10:30 am January 3, 2014
A new study from the Scripps Translational Science Institute, published in the American Journal of Medicine, shows that iRhythm's Zio patch, a wireless adhesive heart monitor patch, detects more arrhythmia events than a traditional Holter monitor and provides a better experience for patients. The study of 146 patients with mild atrial fibrillation compared the two devices over the length of time...
By Jonah Comstock 10:16 am November 14, 2013
Dr. Eric Topol, one of the most well known figures in digital health and Dr. Deepak Chopra, one of the most prominent voices in alternative medicine, are teaming up to measure the effects of meditation with digital health devices. The study of 40 individuals was conducted by the Scripps Translational Science Institute with funding from the Chopra Foundation. "Although the health benefits of...
By Brian Dolan 04:42 am October 31, 2013
Over the years MobiHealthNews has reported on a number of health and medical sensors that seemed incredible upon first read. Back in 2009 we first wrote about an ingestible sensor from Redwood City, California-based Proteus Digital Health (then called Proteus Biomedical) that could wirelessly transmit a signal to a bodyworn patch when a person's stomach acid broke it down -- a bite-sized...