Skip to main content
Skip to main navigation
Skip to footer

by Cerner Corporation
Published on July 9, 2017

Neal Patterson, chairman and CEO, passed away on July 9, 2017, due to unexpected complications that arose after a recent recurrence of a previously disclosed cancer. Cerner Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of the Board Cliff Illig has been named chairman and interim CEO.

In the 38 years since co-founding Cerner, Illig has served as Patterson's partner and close advisor, including decades spent as Cerner's president and chief operating officer.

"This is a profound loss. Neal and I have been partners and collaborators for nearly 40 years, and friends for longer than that," Illig said. "Neal loved waking up every morning at the intersection of health care and IT. His entrepreneurial passion for using IT as a lever to eliminate error, variance, delay, waste and friction changed our industry."

The Cerner Board of Directors has had a longstanding succession plan in place. The process to select a new CEO is nearing a conclusion.

"One of Neal's enduring ambitions for Cerner was to build a visionary company, not just a company with a visionary," said Illig. "He has done that. We have what I believe is the best management team in health IT, and we have associates who think as much about the future as they do the present. As a result, Cerner is well-positioned to have a pioneering impact on the provision of health care in the years to come."

Cerner and Lumeris Launch Offering to Reduce Complexities for Health Systems Delivering Value-Based Care

by Cerner Corporation
July 9, 2018
Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, and Lumeris, an award-winning health plan and value-based care managed services operator, today announced a 10-year relationship aimed at eliminating inefficiencies in the current health care system.

Read full post

Cerner Becomes an Enterprise Member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association

by Cerner Corporation
June 26, 2018
Cerner joined the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), providing membership benefits to 1,231 of its associates, with more expected to join in the coming months.

Read full post

Cerner Achievement and Innovation Award Winners Honored at the 2018 Middle East Collaboration Forum

by Cerner Corporation
May 29, 2018
On May 8, Cerner Middle East & Africa celebrated the seventh edition of its annual Achievement and Innovation Awards by honoring clients across the Middle East for their most rewarding health care technology adoptions in five categories: Consumer Experience, Support Services, Population Health Management, Clinical Decision Support and User Experience.

Read full post

Columbus Regional Healthcare System Selects Cerner Integrated EHR

by Cerner Corporation
May 21, 2018
Columbus Regional Healthcare System has selected Cerner to implement a new integrated EHR and revenue cycle solutions across its acute and ambulatory facilities.

Read full post