How Eric Lefkofsky Is Helping To Improve Precision Medicine

July 30th, 2017

Tempus, a company that was co-founded by entrepreneur Eric Lefkofsky is making precision medicine even better and more affordable. The data and analytics company is making precision medicine cheaper and more effective through its innovations. Here are some of the ways that Tempus is changing precision medicine for the better.

Doctors have always had a massive amount of data recorded on patients. However, despite all of this data at their disposal on patients treatments, it was almost impossible to effectively sort this info out. Tempus offered a solution to this problem. It used its analytics technology to sift through patient and doctor data. The result was Tempus creating a platform that analyzes and organizes a person’s clinical and even molecular data such as the genotype. This has been a tremendous advancement in cancer and other chronic illness care.

Another way that Tempus is transforming precision medicine and medical healthcare treatment overall is through data collection and transmission. Many physicians who use computerized systems to record notes and data on their patients do so in a free text field format. This creates a problem for programs to store these notes and later analyze them.

The solution to the free text field format in use right now was again to innovate a new program. Tempus created a software program that can recognize visual characters and process natural language voice. These software programs allow doctor notes to be recorded and stored much more easily. It also allows them to enter databases for analysis on treatments, including customized precision medicine treatment for patients. The result is more effective patient care that is more organized. Cheaper doctor notes and records is yet another benefit.

Besides leading firms such as Tempus and Groupon which he both co-founded, Eric Lefkofsky is deeply involved in philanthropy and academia. Mr. Eric Lefkofsky is a board member at the Lurie’s Children’s Memorial Hospital, the Chicago Institute of Art and serves on the board of a theater production company. He also has established a charitable trust called the Eric and Liz Lefkofsky Family Foundation to learn more: click here.

Mr. Lefkofsky is also a part time professor at the Booth School of Business in the University of Chicago. Previously he taught at Depaul University’s graduate school of business. He was also a lecturer at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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