If Eric Lefkofsky has learned one thing as an entrepreneur it is that there are ways to approach your work that can fundamentally change lives around you. Lefkofsky is a technological entrepreneur based out of Chicago and he has been working for the better part of the past two decades in various tech endeavors. Now, Lefkofsky is putting his entire focus on his work with the company Tempus. Tempus, a company which Lefkofsky co-founded, is focused on bringing about change to the medical field in the realm of a streamlined medical research aggregate and more information click here.
The past decade we have seen the medical field make a valiant effort to try and make their technology streamlined and up to date with modern equipment. Unfortunately, despite the advent of Electronic Health Records (EHR) the medical community is still woefully understaffed and ill informed thanks to their lackluster technology. This is an area that Lefkofsky is trying to change and that is why his work with Tempus is going to be so important.
Tempus is essentially an operating system that will function as an overlay to the electronic health records that we see today. The result of Tempus will be that medical records become streamlined in their uploading, easy to keep track of, and more accessible to those that need them. Lefkofsky is particularly focused on the field of cancer research. Lefkofsky knows from first hand experience just how hectic doctor notes can be and how hard this big information can be to consume as it currently stands. Lefkofsky’s own wife came down with breast cancer and the family was thrust into the maelstrom as a result and what Eric knows.
Tempus will be focused on taking the written notes and EHRs that patients are so familiar with and funneling it into molecular data. This information will be used to help in Lefkofsky’s ultimate goal of approaching human genome sequencing. Over the past decade this area of medical science has become more affordable and more effective and Lefkofsky hopes that his work will help make it that much more impressive. If Lefkofsky’s work with Tempus takes hold we might be in for a real change in the coming years.