In addition to being on the cutting edge of technology-enabled precision medicine solutions as both founder and CEO of Tempus, Lefkofsky has quite the resume in the technological sector of the United States. In addition to his work as the co-founder of Groupon, Lefkofsky also co-founded a venture fund investing in disruptive technology, called Lightbank. This list just continues before even beginning to address his work as a patron of the arts and public works in the Chicago area as a co-chair of the Lefkofsky Family Foundation along with his lovely wife, Liz.
Eric Lefkofsky and Margaret Anderson recently sat down at the Milken Global Conference to discuss both their roles in changing healthcare both domestically and internationally in the future. The interview specifically asked the question, “Can the World’s Largest Companies Save Health Care?” Objectively, that is a question that has debatably been left far too long to have escaped the need for a conference to answer that in mere minutes. Something, that both were happy to acknowledge.
Immediately, the interview began with the simple acknowledgment that health care outcomes have been on the decline for some time, yet, costs have never once failed to grow for the American consumer. Lefkofsky was quick to acknowledge that he never envisioned founding a company until like Tempus until his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer about five years ago He was perplexed by the lack of data that was being put to good use in the medical sector given the huge amounts of it that through the cloud and other advances should have been targeting the industry for years.
Lefkowsky effectively ended his remarks by pointing out how difficult it has been for “big tech” to break into an arena which is the largest part of the United States economy for years with no sign of slowing down its financial growth. Find out more about Eric Lefkofsky: https://www.marketscreener.com/business-leaders/Eric-Lefkofsky-1743/biography/