The Positive Prognosis for Modern Health Care

ENLARGE The future of health care involves regenerating organs and more specialized hospitals. Photo: Getty Images/Cultura Exclusive Nov. 30, 2015 11:43 a.m. ET 0 COMMENTS Power to the Patients Cardiologist ERIC TOPOL, director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, on why doctors of the future will make appointments with you In the wildly popular television series “House,” Hugh Laurie starred as a kind of medical Sherlock Holmes—a brilliant sleuth and diagnostician. “House” came to an end in 2012, but a new medical drama is just taking shape. This one is real—and the star is you. There was a time when patient data was dependent on doctor-ordered tests. In the future, that data will be generated by the patients themselves—not from occasional office visits, but streamed directly from life on the…


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