06/01/2012

Can Technology Deliver Better Health Care?

Smartphones can monitor many of your vital signs at home — and do it more cheaply than your doctor. But will technology deliver better medical care? Dr. Eric Topol, author of The Creative Destruction of Medicine, Dr. Reed Tuckson, head of UnitedHealth Group, and Dr. Arnold Relman, former editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, discuss the future of digital health.

Segment Guests

Eric Topol

Eric Topol is author of The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine is in Your Hands (Basic Books, 2015), practicing cardiologist at the Scripps Clinic, and a genomics professor at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California.

Reed Tuckson

Reed Tuckson is the Executive Vice President and Chief of Medical Affairs with the UnitedHealth Group. He is based in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

Arnold Relman

Arnold Relman was a former editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine and professor of medicine emeritus at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.