Around the United States the race to better patient care continues to push forward. Every day hospitals and doctors search for the solution to disease and ever growing medical expenses. While the cure for cancer may still not be quite in our grasp there are those heroes who continue to research and push for a future without deadly consequence to both our health and our pocketbooks. Co-Founder of Groupon, Erik Lefkofsky, is working to prove not only can he find shoppers the best deals but he can also provide patient’s the best care.
Founded in 2015, Erik Lefkofsky’s Chicago-based company Tempus aims to improve patient quality of care by analyzing previous patient data by looking for patterns that can provide clues towards what treatments best impact patient care. Using studies of patient’s genomes they can harness raw data to determine what treatments provide the best results. Combining this cutting edge technology and analytics allows doctors to expand upon their medical experience with statistical trends. Armed with the shared data from patients and doctors from around the country physicians can make quicker data-driven decisions.
To contribute towards their initiative Tempus has gained $80 million in additional funding this year. This brings their total value close to $1.1 billion, making it one of the fastest, most valuable start-ups in Chicago.
In addition to Erik Lefkofsky’s active forays into disruptive technology to benefit community health initiatives he also is an active advocate for his own community in Chicago. Lefkofsky created the Lefkofsky Family Foundation which focuses on improving education, health and human rights.
Beyond the reach of Tempus’ research into improving cancer patient’s care and the Lefkofsky Family Foundation Erik Lefkofsky also is helping to build up his Chicago community via the expansion of Tempus. With the additional funding received Tempus plans to expand further and is hiring has plans to continue hiring. This growing company will bring together hospitals, drug companies, and patient care teams to work toward better patient outcomes. This combination of genuine concern for community and patients combined with rigorous research will assuredly help the Chicago community and beyond.
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Today, Eric Lefkofsky is an entrepreneur with a technology background and very successful career as an entrepreneur. He is also an avid philanthropist and is motivated to help others and give back to the community. His latest company will help him achieve just that by aiding cancer patients with better treatments through his Tempus technology. Eric Lefkofsky co-founded Tempus Brad Keywell, a longtime friend, and colleague of Eric’s. To date, Eric has many successful business ventures, including Echo Global, InnerWorkings, and Groupon, all of which have contributed to his massive fortune.
The biggest challenges for Eric and Tempus when it comes to improving cancer treatments is the organization of massive amounts of raw clinical data. Tempus will be using the latest technology in analytics and learning software to create algorithms for sorting all of the genomic and molecular data that Tempus accumulates. Once organized, the data collected by Tempus will directly accessible to physicians and doctors around the world who can then utilize the data to provide their patients with better cancer treatment. Another aspect of Tempus is the RNA and DNA sequencing of compiled data from different locations.
The profound effect Tempus could have on the healthcare industry is tremendous, and the large amounts of data collected so far is a testament to that. Most of the database in place are unstructured and contained within databases that cannot transfer data in the same patterns. WIth many small and isolated databases that cannot organize their information together, overall usefulness of such data becomes limited. Eric Lefkofsky aims to fix this problem with Tempus as a database that holds all information and sorts it to be readily used through sophisticated software.
Cancer is a very serious disease because it is so complex and varied, making it hard to treat. Some patients respond well to certain treatments, while others do not. Some patients even respond very negatively to certain treatments. Eric knew a better system was possible with his background in technology, which is why he co-founded Tempus in the first place. Helping patients receive better treatment more personalized to their needs will increase treatment effectiveness for many people.
Eric Lefkofsky’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/eplefkofsky/
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