According to the Securities and Exchange Commission, quite a few of Cerner’s executives will be stepping or have already retired:
- June 2019, Julie Wilson, Cerner’s Chief People Officer, retired from her role after 24 years.
- Earlier this month, November 1st, Executive Vice President and Chief of Innovation, Jeff Townsend retired after 30 years but will transition to a role as an executive senior adviser.
- Michael Nill, Cerner’s COO, will be stepping down early next year, January 2020, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Nill has been with the company for 23 years and will provide transition support services up till his leave.
- Joanna Burns, Cerner Chief Strategy Officer, will also be leaving sometime early next year and she has been with Cerner for about 15 years.
Cerner discloses in their filing, “going forward, as part of Cerner’s positioning for the future, the company is looking to bolster the leadership team with an emphasis on cloud platform and transformation experience.” This follow’s their strategy to implement a new operating model to improve the company. Meaning that they will be changing 50% of the company’s board.
How will these changes effect existing Cerner clients? The shift into the cloud environment and an improved client business transformation strategy should only enhance Cerner’s position in the long term. We, at Global Healthcare IT, Inc., would like to know what sort of emphasis the new management is putting on improved managed care environments, data analytics, patient access, and remote telemetry. What sort of changes are you looking for from the new Executive Team at Cerner? Feel free to add your own comments to this article.
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