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Article Title: Eric Lefkofsky: The Chief Executive Officer Of Tempus

by Chris Holden - April 19th, 2019.
Filed under: Business, Treatment.

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Speaking with Fortune’s Brainstorm Health conference, Eric Lefkofsky says that patients should be allowed to own their medical data. He notes that no infrastructure enables healthcare systems to transfer medical data, and there are concerns yet to be resolved. He says that it is unclear what a patient can do with his data.

More about Tempus

Eric Lefkofsky is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Tempus. Tempus is a healthcare startup that focuses on gathering, structuring, and analyzing cancer medical data. The company creates genomic data in its laboratory by sequencing patients’ DNA and other information. Doctors who use Tempus technology can gain insights on how to improve their treatment methods. As of last year August, the company’s value was at $2 billion.

The company has partnered with many hospitals and over 50 cancer centers. According to Lefkofsky, one in every four cancer patients in the US uses Tempus technology. The Chicago-based, three-year-old company earlier this summer opened an office in New York, the first office outside of Chicago. It said to be eyeing Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Boston for possible additional offices.

Up close with Eric Lefkofsky

In an interview, Eric Lefkofsky shared that a typical day for him begins with a workout at 5 am. By 6, he is in the office working non-stop for 12 hours, with a 12-minute lunch break. He then heads home to his family at around 6.30 in the evening. Eric explains that due to heavy work responsibilities bestowed on him, it is difficult to shut work down even while with his family entirely.

When asked how he jungles between business and family, Eric says that he separates business and personal life. Attending to his family gives him time to clear his mind off business issues. He works hard to be good a father and husband and still excel in business career.

Eric Lefkofsky is also a co-founder of Lightbank, an investment venture funding in disruptive technology businesses. Additionally, he has co-founded Uptake Technologies, a predictive analytics company. He graduated with honors at the University of Michigan and proceeded to the University of Michigan Law School where he received his Juris Doctor.

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