U.S. News & World Report Article Features Scripps Digital Health Expert

Dr. Eric Topol weighs in on the potential benefit of smartphone medical devices and apps

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You might not realize it, but the smartphone in your pocket or purse is a key part of what Scripps Health cardiologist Eric Topol, MD, calls “the biggest shake-up in the history of medicine,” according to a recent article in U.S. News & World Report.

Dr. Topol, who also is Scripps’ chief academic officer and a leading digital medicine researcher, was featured along with one of his patients in the article about mobile health devices and apps that are beginning to disrupt decades-old medical practices.

“I prescribe apps more often than drugs these days,” Dr. Topol told the publication.

Read the U.S. News & World Report article: Need a Diagnosis or Checkup? Your Smartphone is on Call

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