Technology keeps advancing and changing industries but healthcare seems to be falling woefully behind in some aspects. One of the ways that Eric Lefkofsky believes healthcare could see some improvements is in how they handle the data surrounding patients care. With his new venture Tempus, he hopes to bring big changes and improve the care of patients who have been diagnosed with cancer.
Eric Lefkofsky is certainly no stranger to disruptive technology as the co-founder of both Tempus and Groupon. He has such a passion for it that his venture capital firm Lightbank invests in startups with this nature. There are many problems in the world and disruptive technology may be able to provide the needed solutions in many cases.
When Eric Lefkofsky saw how cancer treatment was handled after a loved one was diagnosed, he knew that there needed to be changes. The data that he thought should be accessed for their treatment just wasn’t there and doctors had no way of getting it. He had hoped that there were other companies working on a way to make this possible but found that they were non-existent. At this point, he knew that it needed to happen and by co-founding Tempus he could make it possible.
With Tempus, doctors are able to look at the patients’ needs on a genetic level in order to determine how they can treat their disease in the most effective manner possible. By collecting this data and combining it with that of other patients, Eric Lefkofsky believes that better treatments for cancer and other illness may be developed in the future. Data has changed industries throughout the world and using this technology in healthcare may be able to impact patients and their care immensely.
Helping patients through Tempus is not the only way in which Eric Lefkofsky tries to make a difference. He is deeply engaged with philanthropy by helping organizations and running the Lefkofsky Family Foundation with his wife. In his career, he focuses on finding solutions for problems on a business level while with his charitable efforts he finds solutions on a humanitarian level.
Eric Lefkofsky’s Youtube Chanel : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UY7L5nmvITo