Healthcare costs in America have gone up due to the increase of intensity and rates for those services. Due to the increase in population in America, the amount of revenue spent on healthcare has increased. In addition, the aging factor has also played a role in the increase in costs for healthcare services. The type of disease however determines the amount spent on treating the conditions.
Despite all of those costs going up, the Lefkofsky Foundation has played a big role in the easing of such costs. Founded by Eric and his wife Elizabeth, the foundation promotes the cause of researching for the cure of cancer and developing revolutionary therapies that treat patients. At Tempus, Lefkofsky has been able to help physicians come up with custom real-time treatments for cancer patients based on collected data and analyzing molecular therapies rhyming with the patient’s genetic sequence.
American born Eric Paul Lefkofsky is an industrious entrepreneur and one of the industry’s biggest technology icons. Eric co-founded Tempus and serves as CEO. He has also co-founded Groupon, Echo Global Logistics, InnerWorkings, Mediaocean, and Uptake. He is popular for his philanthropic moves with the goal of acquiring a cure for cancer.
The University of Michigan graduated co-founded an internet company known as Starbelly. The company that dealt with the sale of promotional items which led to its quick development. The venture was later sold to Halo industries in 2000. As a result of the sale, Eric joined Halo Industries and served as CEO for a year before creating InnerWorkings. The printing solutions provider experienced a successful first year and continued growing until he left in 2012.
Over the years, Lefkofsky developed an interest for the cancer medication and treatment. He was driven to develop custom cancer treatments and even develop a cure. This passion led to the creation of the Tempus, where he serves as chief executive officer.
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