Eric Lefkofsky was born and raised in Michigan before moving to Chicago and chasing his dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Over the better part of the past decade Lefkofsky has grown into one of the most prominent tech entrepreneurs in the entire industry. Now, Lefkofsky is getting back into the spotlight thanks to his work as the co-founder of the company Tempus. Tempus is a company that is seeking to fundamentally change the medical industry forever by changing how we approach medical research and what we do with that information. The primary focus for Tempus will come in the form of research that moves toward cancer care.
Right now the health care industry is notoriously unreliable int he way that information gets moved around. The majority of cancer research is done at a university level and that info is notoriously hard to get to for patients and doctors alike. You could walk into a cancer care center and be forced to wait a month, even with a grant, before that information makes its way to your desk. This is a big problem when cancer is such a dangerous and deadly problem. So, Lefkofsky put together a team and co-founded Tempus to create a solution to that stream of data and learn more about Eric.
Tempus works as a digital overlay for the current electronic health records that are on file. Lefkofsky’s Tempus works like an operating system that ports in hand written patient notes and aggregates it within the database. Doctors and patients can access this information with the click of a button instead of being beholden to the unreliable channels that they’d otherwise have to go to.
Lefkofsky knows first hand how damaging a cancer diagnosis can be to a family, especially when that information is so hard to get to. Eric Lefkofsky’s wife was diagnosed and that put him up close and personal with the very real problems that exist within the healthcare industry. Now, the Lefkofsky’s are becoming juggernauts in the industry as they try to bring a very real solution to a very real and deadly problem. Tempus, if picked up nationally, could become their greatest work yet and Eric’s lacrosse camp.