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Vote for Dr. Eric Topol in “50 Most Influential Physician Executives in Healthcare”

January 20, 2012

I sent the following announcement to 8,700  Wireless Health LinkedIn Group Members on January 20, 2012.

Dear Wireless Health group members,

I’m a firm believer that the best way to accelerate the digital health revolution – which encompasses wireless health, mHealth, telemedicine, healthcare information systems, imaging, genomics, etc. – is by creating awareness among all stakeholders.

As I pointed out in my recent announcement explaining the expansion of scope for the group (wireless health to digital health), the person whom I think articulates the most compelling, cogent, and comprehensive vision for the transformation taking place in medicine and consumer health is Dr. Eric Topol.

From his keynote addresses at the recent mHealth Summit in Washington D.C., the Digital Health Summit at CES in Las Vegas, and the WLSA Convergence Summit in San Diego, to his now-famous TEDMED Talk and in his just-released book “The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care”, Dr. Topol is the preeminent voice for the digital health revolution. (I’ve been reading his book and even bought a copy for my parents: )

In recognition of the critical role that Dr. Topol plays in driving awareness for the digital health/medicine revolution, he has been selected as a nominee for Modern Physician and Modern Healthcare’s annual “50 Most Influential Physician Executives in Healthcare”. This program recognizes physician executive leaders who possess “the skills needed to improve the healthcare delivery system in the post-healthcare reform era. It took power to make reform happen; now it will take influence to make reform work.”

I’d like to suggest that group members do as I’ve done and recognize Dr. Topol’s continuing contributions to medicine and consumer health by voting for him in this poll, thereby amplifying our own voices and collective efforts to effect positive change via digital technologies in the health realm. Please cast your vote by Feb 10:

In related “awareness” news, my work in curating the Wireless Health group was featured in Medical Electronics Design. The article by Brian Buntz, “LinkedIn Group Helping Medicine and Digital World Converge” really took my breath away, as Brian illustrated a firm grasp of my mission for the group. Thanks again, Brian!

Moreover, I was also quoted – along with Dr. Topol and Dr. David Albert – in Scientific American’s annual “World-Changing Ideas” issue. See “The Forever Health Monitor”, which features Dr. Albert’s iPhone ECG and Dr. Topol’s elucidation on the relevance of genomics:

A couple of final administrative notes:
– Please send me a connection request on LinkedIn if we’re not already connected
– Please follow me on Twitter at
– Tell your friends about the group!
– Attend events! Here’s a global list… hopefully there’s one or two in your region:

And lastly, for my friends who are celebrating it, Happy Chinese New Year!

Best regards,
Paul Sonnier

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