Cancer has become so prevalent among patients in the international community. According to a recent survey, more than 40 percent of the adults living in the United States are at a risk of getting a cancer diagnosis at one point in their lives. The study shows that everyone in this country knows of someone who has been battling the cancer disease. In the year 2014, more than fourteen million Americans were living with the terrible disease. By the year 2024, this figure is expected to have gone up to nineteen million. With companies like Tempus, however, this prognosis will be better. The organization is working hard to make advancements in this industry so that people can stop losing their lives.
Tempus was brought into the market by a businessman known as Eric Lefkosky. The businessman is known to many as the founder of a large institution known as Groupon. The popular company is considered to be among the most successful in the United States. Eric has earned a lot of wealth as the founder of Groupon, and he has been using his wealth to assist needy communities in the society. Eric is very passionate about helping communities in the world, and this has driven him to make an impact on cancer patients in the nation.
The medical department has been in the limelight in the recent times. Currently, there have been lots of news about the introduction of electronic health records, making everyone believe that the modern technology has been embraced in this department. This, however, has not been the case. There are still more advancements needed so that people can get the right cure for the medical condition. Several years ago, Eric’s wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. This was the first time the businessman was coming close to the form of cancer treatments available in the society. The businessman realized that a lot of holes existed in the field of digital technology and data collection. Despite the vast amounts of data collected from patients and the form of treatment used, there wasn’t any compelling or streamlined way to make it useful. The businessman chose to start an organization known as Tempus to bring the advancements needed.