One of Chicago’s most prominent entrepreneurs, Eric Lefkofsky is committed to empowering the next breakthrough in health care.
The co-founder of Tempus and his team have delivered a platform that lends a hand to doctors to discover more personalized actions for ministering to their patients. Tempus built up analytical software but found a disparity between collected data and its treatment completion.
Another concern revolved around collecting and storing cancer patient’s information as much of the data came into being from physician notes which are not easy analyzed (https://technewsspy.com/2017/07/24/tempus-eric-lefkofsky-and-the-rise-of-data-enabled-precision-medicine/).
The work being done by Tempus, which includes building bundled software to fight against cancer, allows clinical data about a patient to come together with statistics that have been paired together through genome sequencing.
Precision medicine is a new medical method of disease treatment which takes into account each persons gene inconsistencies as well as their lifestyle and environment.
When initial human genome was sequenced the cost was roughly $100 million but through technology and science advances the same sequencing cost has now dropped to about $5,000.
Through technologies like those from Tempus, doctors can better understand a patient’s care and make more precise, customized care available for their patients. Doctors will also have the capability to make real-time determinations about other diseases in addition to cancer.
Among the many ventures Lefkofsky has played a vital role in are Lightbank as a founding partner, a co-founder of Uptake Technologies, Echo Global Logistics and more.
Lefkofsky’s journey also includes that of a devoted philanthropist. He and his wife established the Lefkofsky Foundation in 2006, a private charitable foundation which fosters initiatives in education, human rights, medicine and the arts.
He works on the Board of Directors of Lurie’s Children’s Memorial Hospital, The Museum of Science and Industry and World Business Chicago. He is also the author of Accelerated Disruption.
Currently a non-tenured professor at the University of Chicago, Lefkofsky graduated with honors from the University of Michigan.