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Cerner CEO Neal Patterson dies at 67

Neal Patterson, co-founder, CEO and chairman of health IT heavyweight Cerner, died today at the age of 67. According to the company, Patterson had “unexpected complications” from a recurrence of the soft-tissue cancer that caused him to take a yearlong leave starting in January 2016. As the “unexpected” explanation suggests, the news comes as a bit of a surprise, since Patterson returned to work early this year.
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