Not everyone has the imagination or the business acumen to really make change in the world. For those who do, however, there is a strong compunction to move forward in every way possible, and get things moving in a positive direction. One of the people who has dedicated their life to being a “change maker” is CEO and tech entrepreneur Eric Lefkovsky.
Lefkovsky is the CEO founder of Tempus Labs, which was named one of Chicago’s Top Ten Health Techs. Lefkovsky started Tempus Labs when he saw a need for greater information exchange in the area of cancer treatment, and he is pushing forward with Tempus with the goal of starting a new era in the accessibility of information for physicians in the field.
A Wealth of Innovative Startups
Along with Tempus, Lefkovsky has also launched a large number of successful tech companies, including Groupon, Innerworkings, Echo Global Logistics, and more. Along with his work as a tech entrepreneur, Lefkovsky is also an educator and a philanthropist. There’s no doubt that all his areas of expertise help stimulate the others, as his overriding goal is to help educate the public and move toward systems that are humane and caring.
As a person who specializes in getting information from one group to another, through technical systems, Lefkovsky was surprised when he learned how difficult it can be for physicians specializing in cancer treatment to obtain needed data on patients. The goal of Tempus Labs is to deal with this problem by creating an information platform that brings doctors the clinic data they need to create effective treatment systems for patients. In Lefkovsky’s view, the information is available, and what is needed now is easy access for the medical personnel who require it. All of this will go a long way towards creating greater educational opportunities for doctors and greater chances for speeding effective treatment plans towards patients in need of care.
Eric Lefkovsky’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/eplefkofsky/
Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) has partnered with WebMD in providing information to assist patients and their loved ones with the fight against cancer diagnosis to caregiver support and more. There are two levels in which CTCA fight against cancer: With advanced options and state-of-the-art technologies, they treat the disease. This is done with radiation, chemotherapy, surgery, and immunotherapy. Also, their experienced clinicians deliver supportive therapies that are evidenced informed to assist patients to manage nausea, pain, fatigue, and more.
With them, patients can maintain their stamina, strength, and life quality. They will be able to get the most out of life with CTCA. In addition to their broad array of options, medical experts, and state-of-the-art technology, CTCA give patients and their loved ones a welcoming environment where they can obtain comprehensive cancer care under one roof. And their graphics show the details of their treatment options for the lung, prostate, colon, breast, skin, integrative, and more.
A Second Opinion with their Clinical Specialists
While others with less knowledge and resources to fight against cancer, patients and their loved ones should get a second opinion by contacting CTCA. They have a deep expertise and technical resources associated with the different stages and types of cancer, and they will confirm a current treatment approach. They know that no two cancers are exactly the same, and thus, require an individualized approach. And with their board-certified medical personnel with advanced expertise and training, they can treat specific cancers in a personalized approach according to the patients’ needs.
Eric Lefkosky is an American entrepreneur who has been part of a variety of successful start-up ventures, most notably the popular e-commerce site, Groupon. Originally from Southfield, Michigan, he attended college at the University of Michigan, where he earned both his undergraduate degree and Juris Doctor. His career began while still in college where he began selling carpets. From there, Mr. Lefkosky purchased sports apparel company with a college friend, Brad Keywell. That business eventually dissolved, but Mr. Lefkosky and Mr. Keywell went on to form a number of businesses together.
Today, Mr. Lefkosky is the co-founder and CEO of Tempus, a technology company that makes patient data more accessible and useful in order to help doctors create personalized treatment plans. In addition to Tempus, he is the co-founder and Managing Director of Lightbank, a venture capital fund, as well as the co-founder and Chairman of Groupon. He is also co founder of Uptake Technologies, a predictive analytics platform. He is the co-founder of Mediaocean, a provider of integrated media procurement technology; Echo Global Logistics, a technology enabled transportation firm; and InnerWorkings, a provider of managed print and promotional products.
Mr. Lefkosky is involved in a variety of philanthropic endeavors including the charitable trust he started with his wife, Elizabeth. The Lefkosky Foundation has a focus on children and is involved in creating programs and initiatives that help to enhance the lives and communities it serves. He and his wife are also part of The Giving Pledge, a campaign which is geared towards encouraging the wealthy people of the world to donate a portion of their wealth to philanthropic foundations.
Mr. Lefkosky is involved in the local community of Chicago and sits on a number of boards. He is the Director and Trustee of the Ann and Robert H. Lurrie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He serves as a trustee at The Art Institute of Chicago. He is a director at The Museum of Contemporary Art. He is also a Trustee at World Business Chicago. In addition to his esteemed career in start-up ventures, he is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Chicago and the author of Accelerated Disruption, a book about the impact technology has on business.
About Eric Lefkosky: chicagoinno.streetwise.co/2016/07/22/eric-lefkofskys-next-move-curing-cancer-at-tempus/