Cardiologist and Medscape editor-in-chief Dr. Eric J. Topol discusses the future impact of smartphones on telemedicine in this Wall Street Journal article.

Over the past decade, smartphones have radically changed many aspects of our everyday lives, from banking to shopping to entertainment. Medicine is next. With innovative digital technologies, cloud computing and machine learning, the medicalized smartphone is going to upend every aspect of health care. And the end result will be that you, the patient, are about to take center stage for the first time.