Eric Lefkofsky: Innovating Medical Data Technology
Eric Lefkofsky is an individual who is involved in a lot of industries. Eric is well known for providing data and logistics technology to different kinds of industries and he provides a technology that declutters and organizes data for the company or industry to be used for whatever purpose that the company may deem it useful for. Eric then noticed the lack of an effective underlying data infrastructure for the medical field, and it was alarming because the healthcare industry involves a lot of procedures and treatments that are full of data that have potential to be useful for other healthcare professionals as well. Eric decided that there should be a data infrastracture that will collate all clinical notes, patient’s information, drugs and procedures, organize it, and the date should be made available for review by other doctors as well. This data can be utilized for further research, understanding and better planning for the patients. This alarming event is the reason behind Eric Lefkofsky’s creating of Tempus – a health care data-driven technology.
Tempus is a system that utilizes basic artificial intelligence in order to organize the input date and build a sequence from it, analyze patterns and make correlations. Tempus takes into consideration different factors like: the patient’s history, data, the drugs that are being taken, the response to the drugs, clinical notes, the procedures being undertaken, and other essential and critical information that may affect the patient’s health and well-being. Tempus analyzes all this data to create the sequence that doctors can use in order to build better strategies, understand the patient better and execute a medical plan of action to provide the best care for the patient. The data and the sequence produced by Tempus can also be utilized by other doctors when they encounter medical cases that are similar to the data that Tempus has gathered – with this utilization of technology, they can hasten the analysis, cut the research time, and provide care for the patient quicker and better. Tempus is a technology that helps doctors and patients alike and is it a tool that improves the medical procedure greatly.