Tempus is a technology company with the largest operating system to database clinical data in a way that can be interpreted and accessible for analytical purposes. Physicians are able to analyze the data in order to provide a more personalized treatment plan for cancer patients. This central database structures big data such as clinical records, pathology images and radiology scans, with a capacity of 50,000 records per year. The goal at Tempus is to provide physicians a platform to make real-time decisions based on historical, past-patient data. The best technology in the hands of physicians leads to giving the best care options available. Keeping up with technology is critical for research in this day and age and Tempus is empowering that.
Eric Lefkofsky is the co-founder and CEO at Tempus and has aided in bridging the gap between technology and physician care, making healthcare systems more effective in how physicians treat diseases.
Eric and Liz Lefkofsky founded the Lefkofsky Family Foundation in 2006, based in Chicago. Their endeavors touch across education, tech, health and the arts and culture fields. In support of education, they donate to multiple schools, after-school programs, and organizations that help to develop teachers. One of the endeavors they participate in is called Moneythink, which provides mentors to teach financial education in urban schools. The Lefkofsky Family Foundation also donates toward research into various health areas such as treatments for thyroid cancer, lung cancer, leukemia, Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s, Lupus, and food allergies.
The Lefkofsky Family Foundation gives to arts and culture including Chicago museums, dance, and theatre companies and public radio stations. In support of technology, the Lefkofsky Family Foundation partnered with Google and Motorola, creating FEMtech which hopes to encourage more female tech entrepreneurs into the field.
Eric Lefkofsky is active across social media platforms, blogging about curing diseases and has made it his mission to promote just that.
Eric Lefkofsk’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/eplefkofsky/