Eric Lefkofsky has been involved in the creation and development of technology for more than two decades. Speaking at the Milken Global conference he confesses that he considers his path into the healthcare industry quite unique. Having worked for a long time with various technologies working for different companies he found that he did not understand why there was so little invested in creating better technology for use in the healthcare sector. He questioned the need to provide truck drivers with technology with nothing similar done for doctors.
There has been a great deal of advancement in technology especially as regards the handling of raw data. This advancement Eric Lefkofsky believes make it possible for healthcare facilities and research laboratories to come up with useful data sets that can be used for good health outcomes. He felt that smaller companies like his could do a lot of the difficult and trying work involving data collection and gathering of information in order for bigger companies to work with them.
Although there has been a great change and development in technology in various industries this has not been the case in healthcare. According to Eric Lefkofsky sharing of data will ensure better outcomes in order to help patients. Speaking on the issue of privacy he said that people very willing to share personal information in order to generate good healthcare outcomes. It is possible for the data collected to be useful for clinical support as well as to prevent various illnesses. He hopes that the system that is created will be able to find patterns, both small and big, for the health of the patient.
About Eric Lefkofsky
Eric Lefkofsky is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder at Tempus. He has established a number of companies including Innerworkings and Uptake. He is married to Elizabeth Lefkofsky and is the author of Accelerated Disruption.