Tempus is a technology company that focuses on collecting and performing analyses of batches of data taken from healthcare organizations‘ cancer patients. While the names, addresses, and Social Security numbers of patients aren’t important, Tempus strives to make sense of age, sex, weight, height, established medical histories, the first manifestation of health problems, and everything related to the diagnosis, treatment, and results of responses to cancer.
So far, Tempus has been successful in making sense of molecular and clinical data related to nobody but cancer patients, something co-founder Eric Lefkofsky cares very much about improving the treatment of.
Tempus Just Entered A Brand New Deal With Two Other Organizations
CancerLinQ, founded by ASCO earlier in the 2010s, is a company that collects data taken from healthcare organizations related to the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of cancer patients.
Even though CancerLinQ maintains – the company continually adds to the registry of cancer patients’ information, as well – detailed records of more than one million people affected by and treated for various manifestations of cancer, CancerLinQ hasn’t actually made any meaningful inferences from the expansive base of information it maintains.
Facing an eye towards advancing the current state of cancer treatment, CancerLinQ signed a deal with PrecisionHealthAI and CancerLinQ to begin making sense of CancerLinQ’s information.
A Short Bio Of Eric Lefkofsky’s Educational And Business Accomplishments
Eric Lefkofsky, as already mentioned above, co-founded Tempus alongisde longtime business partner Brad Keywell in 2015. Mr. Lefkofsky is currently the Chief Exeucitve Officer of Tempus, and took the backseat of Chairman at his most successful project, Groupon, to lead Tempus to technological success.
Mr. Lefkofsky went to college at the University of Michigan to earn his bachelor’s degree. Immediately after graduating, Eric Lefkofsky decided to enroll at the same school’s College of Law, earning a juris doctorate degree just three years after beginning.
After school, he purchased a clothing manufacturing company with then-first-time buisness partner Brad Keywell, whom he met in classes at the University of Michigan. After purchasing Brandon Apparel, located in Wisconsin, the pair created a technology company that rode the dot-com stock market bubble upwards until just before it infamously bursted, with Keywell and Lefkofsky both bringing home hefty payouts.
Eric Lefkofsky is arguably best known for founding Lightbank, Groupon, Echo Global Logistics, InnerWorkings, Uptake Technologies, and Mediaocean, in no particular order. He founded the Lefkofsky Family Foundation in 2006, is a trustee of the Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, the Museum of Science and Undustry, World Business Chicago, and of The Art Institute of Chicago. Mr. Lefkofsky has even taught at the University of Chicacgo, and wrote a book titled “Accelerated Disruption.”
How Tempus Came About
Several years ago, Eric Lefkofsky was forced to deal with his wife Elizabeth’s passing, due to cancer. While attending oncologists, other specialists, and general practitioners, Eric Lefkofsky quickly realized that healthcare, specifically the treatment of cancer, didn’t have enough technology integrated into everyday operations.
Rather than standing aside and being patient for the world of oncology to advance, he decided to do what he knew best – create a technology startup that could help the field advance. For the first time in Mr. Eric Lefkofsky’s career, he decided to create a technology firm that aided or operated in the world of healthcare.
Immediately prior to working at Tempus as its Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Lefkofsky was employed by Groupon – technically self-employed, as he has retained ownership in the company since he co-founded it and funded its initial growth – as its CEO, and decided to resign to the lesser responsibilities of Chairman, so he could better focus on Tempus’ success.