Eric Lefkofsky’s Tempus has been in the forefront in improving healthcare through technological innovations. Tempus, which focuses on the big data, aspires to be the largest store of cancer care information in the world. In the article published in the Hitechcronicle by James Anderson describes one of Tempus latest initiative. Tempus collaborated with the Precision Health IA that provides Tempus with an access to its CancerLinQ. The CancerLinQ database currently holds medical results from over 600,000 patients. The American Society of Clinical Oncology is the organization that developed the CancerLinQ to help improve the efforts towards Cancer treatment. According to the article, Tempus hopes that by obtaining the access to CnacerLinQ, they would be able to determine patterns that would lead to faster improvements among the cancer patients.
Eric Lefkofsky believes that the partnerships would work and calls for long-term partnerships. Tempus has an experience gained enough experience from its partnership with almost 50 other research hospitals in improving cancer treatment. Their experience helped them bag the coveted partnership with the CancerLinQ. It is understood that many other competitors were after the partnership deal with the CancerLinQ. Tempus would improve its capacity to provide relevant information regarding cancer care and treatment to help families and healthcare providers help their patients. The two organizations are also complementary in nature, which increases their chance to succeed.
About Eric Lefkofsky
Eric Lefkofsky is an entrepreneur with much interest in improving cancer care through technology. Apart from the cancer care initiatives, Eric Lefkofsky is also the proud owner of the Groupon, Uptake technologies, Media Ocean, Echo Global Logistics, and Inner-Workings. Many people also know Eric Lefkofsky as a philanthropist from his Lefkofsky Family Foundation.
Through the foundation, Eric Lefkofsky and his wife aim to promote high-impact initiatives in the areas of education, medicine, culture and art, and human rights. Together with his wife, Eric is also a member of the giving pledge where members commit half of their riches to philanthropic initiatives. Eric Lefkofsky is also a board member at Lurie’s Hospital of Chicago’s Trustees. He also serves as the chairperson of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s Board of Trustees.