Cerner Corp. announced Wednesday that Zane Burke will become the company’s new president, taking over the role from Neal Patterson, the co-founder and chairman of the North Kansas City-based health care information technology company. Burke will report to Patterson, who retains the title of chief executive officer at Cerner, Kansas City’s largest private employer.
After joining Cerner in 1996 from KPMG, Burke has held a number of executive positions in the company, including executive vice president of client organization and president of Cerner West from 2003 to 2011.
“I am excited for the opportunity to expand my leadership role at Cerner,” Burke said in a statement. “I believe no company is better positioned than Cerner to benefit from the current trends in health care. Our significant investments in research and development have helped drive the digitization of health care. We are poised for another era of growth with continued investments in R&D focused on leveraging this digitized data to improve health care delivery and the health of populations.”