Dr. Eric Topol: Can AI Fix Our Health and Our Healthcare System?

Digital technology is driving rapid fundamental changes to almost every aspect of daily life—including the delivery of healthcare.

On today’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, I’m excited to talk to Dr. Eric Topol about how artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the landscape of healthcare and why it is essential to a wellness-centered future. We begin our conversation by talking about the need for change and the emergence of AI in medicine.

Dr. Topol discusses how medical imaging and disease diagnosis have and will continue to benefit from AI and how we’re moving into an era of “Keyboard Liberation.” We talk specifically about some incredible advances in retinal imaging and AI’s ability to detect early signs of disease. Dr. Topol also speaks to the challenges that will certainly arise as the field of medicine works to implement the incredible amounts of data that AI is soon to provide. It’s no secret that we have a broken healthcare system. Dr. Topol reveals what he believes will be most exciting about the incorporation of AI into medicine and how it will be the key to repairing the patient-doctor relationship. We also discuss how individuals will gain control over their health as more AI tools come online, as well as how scientific research will be reimagined in the era of AI-enabled medicine.

Whether you’re fascinated or skeptical about AI, this is a mind-opening conversation that explores how AI has the potential to revolutionize personalized healthcare and reestablish a more humane approach to patient care. I hope you’ll tune in.

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