Dr. Eric Topol is the Director of The Scripps Translational Science Institute and the Editor-in-Chief of Medscape. He has been described by GQ Magazine as one of the 'Rockstars of Science' and is one of the most cited researchers of all time. Previously he has served as the Chairman of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic where he was responsible for some of the most seminal trials in interventional cardiology. His interests now span a range of topics including Genomics, Digital Medicine and Patient Advocacy. He is the author of two books: The Creative Destruction of Medicine and The Patient Will See You Now. In this episode we delve into the challenges of a healthcare system in transition and the exciting future of medicine.
Prof Barry Schwartz is the Dorwin Cartwright Professor of Social Theory and Social Action at Swarthmore College. He has published several best selling books including 'Why We Work' and 'The Paradox of Choice'. Currently he has 4 TED talks with his first, 'The Paradox of Choice' being downloaded almost 8 million times. Prof Schwartz is a world renowned expert on the psychology of work and what influences all the decisions we make in life.
On this episode we discuss a range of interesting topics including how standardization is influencing patient and physician satisfaction in healthcare, how always wanting the best may not be the right thing and how more often than not, good enough is good enough.
If you are interested in how you make decisions in life and why our ability to predict what those decisions will make us feel like is ineffective, then I suggest you have a listen. There is lots of really great content here.