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Cerner Names New CEO, Chairman

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Brent Shafer has been appointed CEO of Cerner Corporation.

Kansas City-based Cerner Corporation announced Wednesday that Brent Shafer will become its new CEO and chairman of the board of directors.

Shafer was previously CEO of Philips North America and had been CEO of the global Philips Home Healthcare Solutions business from 2010 until 2014.

Shafer will start in the position on February 1st.

Cerner's former CEO and co-founder, Neal Patterson, died on July 9, 2017 at age 67 from complications from cancer.

The company's vice chairman and co-founder Cliff Illig has served as chairman and interim CEO since Patterson's death.

Founded in 1979, Cerner is a health information technology company with 24,000 employees worldwide.

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