Eric Topol, M.D., chief academic officer of San Diego’s Scripps Health, has seen the future of medicine—a future based on a fundamental shift in who accesses and owns medical data—or what he calls the “rebooting” of medicine.

“You are your data but more importantly each individual needs to own their data. That’s where we need to be,” Topol told an audience at last week’s AHIMA conference in San Diego. “People deserve the respect that comes from data because the information science that we’re into now and going into much deeper has to be taken on by patients.”

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