Many of us can agree that cancer is a horrible disease for anyone to have to deal with. Nearly one out of every three adults in the world knows somebody close to them that is either currently dealing with cancer or has battled cancer at one point in their life. The number of United States citizens living with cancer is expected to almost double by 2024. However, thanks to Eric Lefkofsky, co-founder of Groupon and Tempus, the technology within medical industry is improving. Lefkofsky is leading the way.
The medical industry is trying to keep up with electronic health records and other online spreadsheets, but there are still vacancies regarding collecting data. Lefkofsky never really understood the effects of cancer until his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. There is a lot of data that is collected from all of the cancer patient hospital visits, but it is hard for other companies to harness that information and understand what point the information is trying to prove.
Tempus was created to help monitor and analyze data from a patients cancer scans and/or treatments. Obtaining the medical data was initially the biggest concern. It is hard to collect critical information about patients because the information is either stored in a secure safe that only medical staff can access or printed on existing notes.
Tempus is working on measuring and observing human genome sequencing. This process used to cost about $100 million dollars, but companies like Tempus are trying to improve technology so that the price drops into the hundreds of dollars.
Eric Lefkofsky is a successful American entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of Groupon and CEO of Tempus. Lefkofsky was born and raised in Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1991 with the highest honors. Lefkofsky stayed in school for two more years to get his Juris Doctor. Now he has a net worth of just under $2 billion to know more: http://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/realestate/elitestreet/ct-elite-street-glencoe-groupon-lefkofsky-1211-biz-20161206-story.html click here.
His first job was selling carpet in college. After law school, him and a close friend bought an apparel company from Wisconsin. The first company he created was called Starbelly. It was an internet company.