Almost everyone in the United States knows someone whose life has been touched by cancer. Even with the breakthrough in decoding the human gnome, processing the mountains of data and medical records to find the most effective treatment for each patient has presented a logistical nightmare. Fortunately, Eric Lefkofsky and Tempus, the company he co-founded, has been able to help. They created software that’s made a significant contribution towards improving data-enabled precision medicine. The company’s software reduces the processing time for electronic health records and hand-written doctors’ progress notes.
The technology Tempus created has streamlined the process of making effective use of the vast amount of data physicians treating cancer patients must consider by digitizing it. The Tempus platform quickly analyzes clinical and molecular data. This has transformed the delivery of cancer care. It has also helped make clinical and medical data more accessible and affordable. The Tempus technology, with its optical character recognition capabilities and natural language processing, turns the information into easily accessed structured data to improve cancer care and treatment and learn more about Eric.
Today, researchers fight cancer on the cellular and molecular level. Being able to quickly and easily combine genetic, molecular and clinical information on each patient allows for more effective cancer treatment. The Tempus technology enables researchers to find and unlock the hidden secrets to fighting cancer and other diseases and more accurately determine which treatments are more likely to work through the use of data-enabled precision medicine and more information click here.
A native of Southfield, Michigan, Eric Lefkofsky is a University of Michigan, Ann Arbor graduate. He also has a University of Michigan Law School Juris Doctor degree. Since graduating in 1993, Lefkofsky moved to Chicago and has founded or co-founded about a dozen very successful companies. Tempus is one of them. The headquarters of Tempus is in the Chicago area and Eric’s lacrosse camp.
Eric Lefkofsky is very active in the Chicago business community. He’s on the board of the Art Institute of Chicago, Lurie’s Children’s Memorial Hospital and the Chicago-based Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Lefkofsky has also taught at the business schools of DePaul University, Northwestern University and the University of Chicago.