46 minutes | Sep 30, 2021

29: COVID, AI, and the Future of Medicine with Eric Topol, M.D., Founder & Director, Scripps Research Translational Institute

Meet Dr. Eric Topol:Dr. Eric Topol is a cardiologist, scientist, and author. He is the Founder and Director of Scripps Research Translational Institute, and the Executive Vice-President of Scripps Research. He has published over 1200 peer-reviewed articles and is one of the top 10 most cited researchers in medicine. In 2016, Dr. Topol received a $207 million grant from the NIH to lead a portion of All of Us, part of the Precision Medicine Initiative. He is the author of three books on healthcare and is known for his commentary on patient-centered care and artificial intelligence. Key Insights:Dr. Eric Topol is an expert in healthcare personalization and has gained traction on social media for his commentary on COVID-19. Our discussion covers a variety of pandemic response topics, and broadens to the applications of artificial intelligence in the future of healthcare. COVID-19 Response. We discuss testing (13:55), breakthrough cases (16:41), mix and match vaccinations (20:21), hybrid immunity (23:22) and more about COVID-19. Institutional Trust. The pandemic has decreased trust in some government agencies, Dr. Topol describes how it can be won back. (27:10) Artificial Intelligence. Dr. Topol dives into the application of artificial intelligence and deep learning in the future of healthcare. (31:31) Democratization of Medicine. Patients yearn for more control over their care and health data, and are the future of healthcare innovation. (42:11)
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