Eric Lefkosky started a scary and inspirational journey when he found out his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. As a result of his wife’s diagnosis, Eric found himself spending a lot of time in medical facilities. While there he was surprised at how little data was given to her care. The sample he gave was more technology was given to truck drivers and what their load consisted of than the data given to the oncologist who make life and death decisions.
Eric Lefkosky felt that the underlying infrastructure that researchers and clinicians use is broken in the most fundamental ways. Data is not shared with others outside of the medical field. This would greatly improve the use of the compiled data.
Collecting data and sharing it publically so everyone has access from physicians, researchers, insurance companies and bio-tech companies. He has talked about setting up a library to amass data. There should be a demand to store data publically and be available to the public. Building an economic model to solve this problem and share the technology would only benefit the patient.
Eric worries about the pace of the industry. How long is this going to take for the data to get out? Building one big data system is the goal to use technology of data. Once again the patient benefits and learn more about Eric.
Eric Lefkosky has been in technology for twenty years. He is the co-founder and CEO of TEMPUS. It is a technology company that has built a system to battle cancer. He has also been a co-founder and chairman of a few companies that are traded on the DASDAQ and more information click here.
Eric graduated from the University of Michigan and received his juris Doctor at the University of Michigan Law School. He and his wife Liz, established the Lefkosky Family Foundation which is a charitable foundation to advance high-impact initiatives that enhance lives in the communities served.