CEO and tech entreprenuer Eric Lefkovsky is a man who has made his name as someone who really makes things happen, to say the least. He has many successful startup companies to his credit, including Groupon and Echo Global Logistics, but now with Tempus Labs, he is venturing into an area in which he has a passionate personal interest.
Tempus Labs, of which Lefkovsky is the founder and CEO, is now rated as one of the top health tech labs in Chicago. Tempus was created to create collaboration between top academic institutions and NCI-designated centers for cancer research. The goal for Lefkovsky is to use Tempus to create a platform for personalized cancer care so that optimal cancer treatments can be provided to all who need it.
Lefkovsy has always used his curiosity and tech savvy to develop his companies and to push past perceived limitations. He became inspired to create Tempus Labs when he saw the huge gap there was in communications in the field of cancer care. Though there is a huge amount of data that has been collected from patients who are dealing with the illness, the problem was in putting that information in a place where it was readily accessible to physicians. Without access to patient data, doctors have been facing delays in providing the treatment that is needed. The goal, for Tempus Labs (and Lefkofsky), is to bring all the available patient clinical records and molecular date together in one place. Doing this could be a ground breaking move in creating more personalized care for cancer patients,
An Educator And Philanthropist
Eric Lefkovsky brings his background as an entrepreneur but also as an educator (he is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business) and a philanthropist (he, along with his wife, created the Lefkovsky Family Foundation which supports the arts, medicine and culture). There’s no doubt Lefkovsky is working with all he has to improve lives by supporting developments in cancer research, and with Tempus Labs, there’s every possibility that he will.
For details: lefkofskyfoundation.com/