According to the National Cancer Institute, 14.5 million people in the United States were living with cancer in 2014. With that number expecting to jump to up to 19 million in 2024, Tempus and its co-founder Eric Lefkofsky are hoping to innovate data-enabled medicine.
After his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, Eric Lefkofsky saw the issues with how healthcare handled collecting data and technology. With lots of data collected from patients and their treatments, this data has not streamlined well enough to be able to make proper use of it.
With Tempus, a patient’s molecular and clinical data can be analyzed to be more affordable and accessible. Usually, patient notes are kept with the physician. Since they don’t often contain text, it’s harder to analyze. Tempus has developed a software that intends to process the information through natural language processing and character recognition.
Tempus also hopes to promote the use of genomic sequencing. With it, cancer researchers can be able to find ways to fight cancer in a more effective and easier way. In the future, Tempus also plans to help cancer patients find doctors offering treatments.
About Eric Lefkofsky
Before becoming involved with Tempus, Eric Lefkofsky attended law school at the University of Michigan. He created several companies with his friend Brad Keywell, including promotional product company Starbelly, print company InnerWorkings and freight logistics company Echo Global Logistics. He founded Groupon (which started out as ThePoint) in 2007 and became the CEO. He stepped down from the position and kept his role as the Chairman.
Eric Lefkofsky is involved with other organizations in philanthropy. In 2006, he and his wife Elizabeth founded the LefkofskyFoundation, that intends to support science and education-related causes worldwide. He is on the board of directors at the Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
Drew Madden: Executive and Entrepreneur in the World of Informational Technology
Drew Madden is an executive and entrepreneur in the field of information technology. Informational technology is the utilization of computers to study, transmit, store, retrieve, and manipulate data for a variety of businesses. Drew Madden has been a pioneer and has boldly revolutionized how providers communicate with one another, how they communicate with their patients, and how they access health information. This results in a marked improvement in the quality of patient healthcare and the quality of life that patients are able to lead.
Drew Madden is the president and the co-owner of Nordic Consulting Partners Inc., an informational technology company based out of Madison, Wisconsin. Nordic employs over 500 people, and is a fast growing company. Their annual revenue totals over $100 million. The company offers comprehensive consulting services focused on the implementation and use of the Epic information system. The Epic information system is a computer software product that is used by healthcare providers to access and store patient healthcare information.
Nordic has won KLAS awards for the last two years reflecting their commitment and dedication to client services in Information Technology industry. Every year, KLAS honors enterprises that have improved the industry and have made a difference for their clients with their outstanding quality of work. KLAS LLC, a healthcare Information Technology company provides the IT industry with objective, straight to the point research on software and related services utilized by healthcare providers around the world. In 2016, Nordic received the KLAS Top Performer award for Healthcare IT Advisory Services. In 2017, the company received the KLAS top performer award for Clinical Optimization and Revenue Cycle Optimization.
Nordic Consulting Partners, Inc. believes that their continued success is due to their focus on the relationships that they establish with their clients. They state that they
“put relationships above everything, creating meaningful partnerships with clients.” These relationship drive them to achieve positive outcomes. The results they seek are customized to their clients needs.