Eric Lefkowsky Connects Medical Information

A massive, ever-present torrent of data impacts healthcare in many ways. Hospitals create electronic medical records (EMR); labs, doctors’ offices, and insurance companies collect health and demographic data; and patients provide information through numerous forms, apps and sites.Doctors use specific information to determine treatment options and procedures, but very little is connected to other, possibly related information. It is as if knowing a car has had a bent axle replaced could not indicate its wheels need aligning.Eric Lefkofsky, a serial entrepreneur, is working to change this situation.

When doctors treated his wife for fighting breast cancer, he realized they had limited access to useful data to help decide her treatment. As a venture capitalist, Mr. Lefkofsky also realized that many companies have a better supply of information for their business decisions. Truck drivers have a better view of data affecting their jobs than oncologists.Missing from the equation was context.For example, promising breast cancer drug Herceptin emerged from clinical trials with a 60% success rate. Clinicians, however, found it impossible to answer important questions. “What is the difference between women who respond to treatment and those who do not? What other drugs are they taking? What are their non-cancer diagnoses?”Answering these questions would require a special grant, a researcher, and at least 90 days of work.Mr. Lefkofsky believed these should be easy questions. So he started a new company, Tempus.

Tempus combines information drawn from EMRs, clinical data from tests and procedures, and genetic sequencing. It applies the latest advances in machine learning to discover new patterns and relationships, yielding a full picture of patient health and conditions.These patterns start to answer the question of why treatment works for one person and not another.Eric Lefkofsky is an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He is a principal of the venture capital firm Lightbank, and the founder of Groupon, Tempus and others.A graduate of the University of Michigan, he is one of the billionaires who has signed a Giving Pledge, dedicating more than half his wealth to philanthropy.

Troy McQuagge Tops the One Planet Awards as the Gold Winner

The year 2016 ended in a positive way for the CEO of USHEALTH Group, Troy McQuagge. He became the new Gold Winner of the One Planet Awards. This is a prestigious award that is meant to recognize and appreciate the efforts of business people and professionals in every industry across the globe. The contest is open to all companies and organizations across the world to nominate their most promising and overachieving employee. Every organization, whether public or private, large businesses or small businesses, well-established corporate or startups, and profit making or non-profit organizations are all eligible to submit their nominations.

After joining USHEALTH in 2010, Troy McQuagge was determined to turn the fortunes of the organization around. His first focus was on the USHEALTH Advisors, which is the company’s distribution agency. The successful turnaround of the distribution agency led to Troy McQuagge in 2014 being named the CEO and President of USHEALTH Group, Inc.Upon receiving the prestigious award, he could not hide his joy. He dedicated the award to the entire USHEALTH Group, Inc. staff for their commitment to providing healthcare services to people across the country. He associated the award with the ongoing progress of the company in providing affordable and innovative healthcare.

Troy McQuagge graduated from the University of Central Florida in1982 with a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies.His professional career in an executive role began when he served as the President Agency Marketing Group of HealthMarket. He worked with this company for eleven years. During his time with the company, he helped them accomplish a considerable number of goals. He contributed in shaping and transforming the company into one of the more competitive and well-established healthcare businesses in the market.In 2010, he joined USHEALTH Group, Inc. and helped to revive the USHEALTH Advisors. His skills in leadership and ambition were impressive which led him to become the new President and CEO of the company in 2014, a position he holds to date. He is also a member of the company’s Board of Directors.

As the President and the CEO of USHEALTH Group, Inc. he is responsible for strategically helping the company grow and set it on a successful path that sees it top the list of the best healthcare companies in the country.With his offices in Grapevine, Texas, he has been able to oversee the implementation of some of the most strategic plans which have helped the company grow and become one of the most known and most trusted health coverage business of this decade.Other than corporate responsibilities, Troy McQuagge has also engaged in several charitable and voluntary exercises. During his voluntary activities, he has helped many non-profit organizations raise funds to finance their projects and objectives.

Phenomenon Desiree Business Skills and Her Contributions to the Success of Tidal

One might think Tidal was going down, but you are very mistaken. With Jay-Z as the president and Desiree Perez on board, Tidal remains solid and going strong more than ever.

Desiree is one of the executives in the ROC Nation. She works under the leadership of Juan Perez, her husband. She has also worked with Jay-Z for over twenty years. It is laughable to work with someone closely and fail to have a close relationship. This is not the case with Desiree as she has formed a strong bond with Jay-Z as well as other prominent artists in Tidal.

Perez has strong negotiating skills and her close business associate believe she is a deal maker. The Tidal artists have received a lot of help from Desiree. She acts as the bridge between them and clients. Notably, she was at the forefront in big deals negotiations for Rihanna, TI, Beyoncé, and Kanye West among others. For instance, she was responsible for negotiating and closing Rihanna’s deal with Samsung as well as Beyoncé’s formation tour.

Des has vast experience in the entertainment industry and plays a fundamental role in helping the artist with the business side of the music. She is the one responsible for bringing and maintains customers in the Tidal. Besides, Desiree helps Jay Z in the signing of lucrative multi-million-dollar deals. Des helped Jay to transition from rapping to music streaming.

Tidal company was founded in the late nineties before Jay buying it in 2015. It specialized in selling ringtones, interactive games, and horoscopes among other systems. Aspire owned the company by then. He later sold some of these services to mobile networks. The organization partnered with some of the European mobile phone giants as a way of distributing the Tidal services across the world via cell phones.

Seven years ago, Tidal created a music streaming service. The aim was to enhance the quality of the videos and audios consumed by the customers. Tidal video and audio streaming became the talk of the state as many people became passionate about it.

Tidal has experienced financial and management challenges in the past. However, that changed when Rapper Jay-Z decided to buy the company. Jay acquired the company as it matched with one of his companies and it had a bright future.

Jay-Z ensured that firm succeeded by employing qualified managers, working with Desiree as well as other top artists. Currently, the company has developed an app for customers to stream their favorite music.

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