Eric Lefkofsky, born in 1969, is the chief executive officer of Tempus and a businessman. On the 29th of May 2019, he was present at the Milken Institute Global Conference. He was among other panellists that contributed to the discussion. The main topic of discussion was about reshaping the existing healthcare model. The big question was, can some of the world’s biggest and greatest technological companies save healthcare? It is evident that the healthcare system in the world has not performed very well as it would have been expected.
Therefore, there is the need to bring in other stakeholders including tech companies in an effort to boost the healthcare level to greater heights. Eric Lefkofsky had been in the technology business for 20 years when he got into the healthcare system. He continues to say that at that time he thought that there was a lot of technology that existed that didn’t need to exist as it was of any help to healthcare. During the talk, he says that large companies have the thought of healthcare at heart and that they try to contribute as much as they can. However, Eric says that one of the challenges facing these large companies is that it is hard for them to break into the system and have an impact due to the regulations that have been set in place.
Eric Lefkofsky says that many lives have been transformed by technology and that tech companies will dominate the healthcare industry in the future. He says that with new technology there will be the presence of data collected from patients that will be mined thus helping people live healthy longer, as well as help doctors, make good decisions when things go bad such as in the case of life and death scenarios. He says that it is expected in the future that there will be new algorithms, data thus leading to new healthcare models and that the only determining factor is Time.