Neal Patterson, co-founder of Cerner, died Sunday, July 9. We join the many in the health IT industry who mourn his loss and offer our respect and sympathy to his family and colleagues.
Cliff Illig, the company's vice chairman ahd co-founder will serve as chairman and interim CEO. Illig said, “This is a profound loss,” Illig said in a statement provided by Cerner. “Neal loved waking up every morning at the intersection of health care and IT.”