Almost 40 percent of adults living in the United States has a cancer diagnosis, and most people can say that they know at least one person who has cancer or who has beat cancer. In 2014 alone, at least 14.5 million Americans have cancer, and that figure is expected to climb up to over 19 million by 2024.
Tempus, co-founded by Eric Lefkofsky, is taking the reins when it comes to data-enabled medicine. The healthcare industry does not have everything under complete control as it may seem and is quite the opposite. There are overwhelming amounts of data collected on patients and all of their treatments but no effective or efficient way to handle it all. That’s where companies such as Tempus come in. Tempus is changing the way that care is delivered, and they have come up with a way to develop better analytics software. However, they are faced with some challenges such as providing medical data that is both affordable and accessible.
Tempus has also had to deal with how information is gotten and stored on patients. The physician notes that they have to work with can be difficult to process, but the software that they developed have made it possible to handle the workload. Tempus is helping to lower the cost of sequencing and is helping to make progress in combating cancer.
Tempus is making it possible for doctors to pair their cancer patients with the proper treatments and to make better treatment decisions.
Eric Lefkofsky is not only the co-founder and CEO of Tempus, but he is also the co-founder of Groupon. He graduated from the University of Michigan and he has also obtained his Juris Doctor degree. He is also the founding partner of Lightbank and co-founder of Uptake Technologies. He also established the Lefkofsky Foundation in 2006.
Eric Lefkofsky is on the board of directors of the Art Institute of Chicago, and of Lurie’s Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Lefkofsky has also taught at the Kellstadt Graduate School of business, and he is the professor at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.
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