Eric Lefkofsky: Future of Healthcare

The healthcare industry has been going through a bit of an explosion over the past decade. With many of these advancements, mankind has been able to overcome some disease that were deemed incurable in the last century. One man in particular has been pushing the boundaries on what is possible in healthcare. Eric Lefkofsky is one of the founders of the technology company named Tempus. Tempus is a company that has the purpose of finding a solution to the growing rate of cancer. Tempus has created a operating system that utilizes the latest in medical technology to find potential solutions to many questions about cancer.

Along with being the cofounder of Tempus, he is also a found of LightBank. LightBank operates as a venture fund focused upon disruptive technologies. Mr. Lefkosky also holds a chairman position at Groupon. Groupon is an internet coupon database which allows user to find discounts on everything from shows to food and meetings. In 2006, Eric Lefkosky founded the Lefkosky Foundation, which works to advance people living in certain communities. With all of the positions that he holds, you would not think its possible for him to do anything else. With his enormously busy schedule he some how finds time to act as an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago.

As of recently Eric Lefkofsky has earned over 1 billion dollars over ecommerce startups. His latest start up business called Tempus, shows promise in helping doctors and physicians find cures for cancer patients. One of the benefits of this technology is that it utilizes genetic screenings to help physicians determine any potential problems or issues. Tempus has partnered with a number of hospitals around the country with the sole purpose of performing gene sequencing tests. These test should help doctors in the future create person specific treatments for cancer patients.

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