Some diseases have proved to be a menace to medical practitioners. Examples of these ailments include cancerous infections and the Alzheimer’s disease. The reason why treatment of these diseases is difficult is that many medics are still stuck with the conventional treatment methods. However, some doctors have realized that the secret to curbing such ailments lies with the application of big data and artificial intelligence (AI) and use of machines in treatment. One such individual who is dedicated to finding a long-term term solution to the mutational infections is Eric Lefkofsky.
In 2015, Mr. Lefkofsky together with others cofounded a medical technology firm called Tempus Labs. This firm is based in Chicago. The primary aim of Tempus Labs was to consolidate the patients’ data in one place where it could be easily retrieved to aid in the treatment of future similar ailments. Mostly, the firm deals with storage of data of cancer patients. The firm also collects molecular data patients through DNA sequencing. The institution is not just limited to data collection. After getting the data, they use it to develop solutions that will aid in the treatment of the disease in question. Tempus Labs has been so far a success, and there is optimism that it will continue advancing its operations to help in the control of more diseases.
Having consolidated data for treatment at one access point is something that doctors are so happy about. Before, treatment was based on trial and error. However, with Tempus efforts, it is now possible to provide data-driven and accurate procedures, thus, increasing the chances of healing. Tempus Labs has partnered with various bodies that are focused on cancer treatment as well as Alzheimer’s disease. These institutions send their patients to Tempus Labs where genomic sequencing is done. After completion of the tests, Tempus Labs attaches molecular as well as clinical data to the patient’s record. The doctor is then able to check the kind of mutations that the patient is suffering from and devise a treatment solution.
Tempus Lab’s use of big data is also going to be very beneficial in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. This disease has been viewed as impossible to treat for long. The government, as well as institutions such as Tempus Labs, have recently stepped up in their attempts to treat it and the progress is positive.