Tuesday, February 4, 2014

AT&T Names Chief Medical Advisor to Support Health IT Initiative

AT&T has appointed Dr. Eric Topol as its Chief Medical Advisor to oversee the design, development and delivery of AT&T's healthcare IT solutions.

Dr. Topol is a premier cardiologist, geneticist and researcher, and will continue in his position as the Chief Academic Officer at Scripps Health. He is author of the best-selling book The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care and editor-in-chief of Medscape. He is also the founder of Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Dr. Topol has been involved with the evolution of wireless medicine since its emergence.

"With connected devices, the flow of health and medical information is going through a radical change, which puts patients in an exceptionally powerful and important position. I'm honored to work with AT&T as we seek to develop new solutions that will change the trajectory of digital health and impact patient outcomes," Dr. Topol said.