Technology has not always been a friend to those in the medical field. In many cases, technology has been as much of a burden as it has been a friend. With the help of Eric Lefkofsky, Tempus is helping to make technology a better friend to doctors who are treating patients who have cancer. It wasn’t until Eric was touched himself by a touch of cancer. Eric’s wife was diagnosed with breast cancer and when he got first hand results of how care was being received, he knew he would have to work to find a way to make it easier on his wife and her doctor’s.
With data-enabled platforms, the future looks brighter for doctors and patients. The doctors are able to better find care for their patients with treatment plans that are both better and more effective for the patient. They are capable to determine what medicines are better for the patient and what treatment is going to be better to help patients overcome cancer. All of the information that is collected on a patient’s care are entered continually and for this reason, doctors are able to pull up the most current medical record for a patient. This helps doctors to determine what treatments are best in real-time instead of waiting for medical charts to update and more information click here.
Eric was born in 1969 as the son to an engineer and to a school teacher. He has a brother and sister. He lived in Michigan his early years and graduated from the University of Michigan and went on to go to the Law School of Michigan. He first started his career selling carpet before he and a buddy borrowed money to open their own business and learn more about Eric.
Even though Eric grew up in Michigan, his adult years have been spent in the Chicago area. Tempus is headquartered in Chicago and this is where he spends the most of his time. He sits on the board of directors of the Lurie’s Children Hospital in Chicago as well as the Art Institute of Chicago and is also on the board of trustees for the Chicago Steppenwold Theatre Company.