Cancer is a terrible disease which affects thousands of Americans annually. While some cancers can be contended with relatively easily, there are some in which there is currently no cure and very little hope. This is where Eric Lefkofsky and his innovative approach to medicine come into play.
Eric Lefkofsky started a company called Tempus. This company is at the head of their field when it comes to a data-driven approach to medicine. When Lefkosky’s wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, he was horrified to learn that even though a huge amount of information is collected about the disease and the patients it affects, there was not really an effective way to access and share this information, even with the use of Electronic Health Records.
What Tempus does is analyze the clinical and molecular data by using proprietary software. One of the hurdles that the company faced was capturing physician notes, which are generally typed into free-form fields and thus, hard to capture. Lefkosky helped to develop a natural language capturing software that solved this problem effectively.
Eric Lefkofsky has always strived to be at the top of his game, no matter what that game entailed. From his meager beginnings selling carpet while attending the University of Michigan to his current role as leading bio-medical technology researcher, Eric Lefkofsky focuses on one thing and gets that thing done. In his world, there is no room for error.
Eric Lefkofsky continues to inspire those around him by his charitable donations and philanthropic causes. He is proud to be a signatory member of The Giving Pledge, which both he and his wife have signed. This means that after the two pass, at least half of their immense wealth will be donated to various charities and philanthropic causes to which they find worthy.