Eric Lefkofsky: Using Technology In The Battle Of Cancer

With the number of people being diagnosed with cancer rising, Eric Lefkofsky decided to use his knowledge of technology to help cancer patients and their prognosis.

Eric Lefkofsky, founder of the tech company called Tempus is working on making the treatment of cancer way more efficient than it currently is for patients and medical offices.

Eric Lefkofsky noticed the need for this technology first hand when his wife was diagnosed with the disease. Once in this situation, he noticed there wasn’t an effective way of taking patient records, lab results, notes taken during doctor’s appointments, etc., and putting them all together for a proper prognosis and treatment plan.

After being witness to the need for improvement, Eric Lefkofsky together with company Tempus, are working diligently to develop software that will change the way cancer patients are treated once they are diagnosed with this life changing disease.

Eric Lefkofsky is cofounder tech company Tempus and cofounder and chairman of Groupon. The operating system built by Tempus was built to battle cancer treatment.

Eric Lefkofsky has also cofounded companies Light bank, Uptake Technologies, MediaOcean, Echo Global Logistics, and InnerWorkings. Through each of these companies, Eric Lefkofsky has made a major impact in the technology field through his development.

Eri, together with his wife Liz Lefkofsky, started the Lefkofsky Family Foundation. The funds pulled together through thus foundation are used for positive efforts in their community. Eric also serves on the board as a trustee for wonderful organizations such as Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, World Business Chicago, The Museum of Science and Industry, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Eric Lefkofsky also serves as chairman for Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company and their board of trustees.

Eric Lefkofsky also teaches and is a published author. He is currently a adjunct professor at the University of Chicago. Eric Lefkofsky is the author of Accelerated Disruption. Eric is a proud graduate of Michigan U diversity and earned a Juris Doctor at The University of MMichigan Law School.

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