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Neal Patterson

Neal L. Patterson (born December 1949) is CEO of Cerner Corporation, a Kansas City-;based medical software corporation. He is also an owner of the ... More »Neal L. Patterson (born December 1949) is CEO of Cerner Corporation, a Kansas City-;based medical software corporation. He is also an owner of the Sporting Kansas City soccer team. Patterson grew up on the family farm near Manchester, Oklahoma and received his bachelors and Masters from Oklahoma State University in 1971 and 1972. Following a stint with Arthur Andersen, he and Arthur Andersen colleagues Cliff Illig and Paul Gorup founded Cerner in 1979. Patterson was featured in a USA Today article, Scandals lead execs to 'Atlas Shrugged', as a member of a friendly group of CEOs who have a working knowledge of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. He became a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at Oklahoma State University. Patterson is infamous for this e-mail flaming managers for not coming to work before 8 am and leaving before 5 pm, now a prominent example used when discussing e-mail netiquette. On the day that the email was posted to Yahoo!, the company's market cap fell by over 22% from... [ Wikipedia ]

Cerner execs Illig, Patterson sue over golf course financing

Strange as it sounds, that's what Cerner Corp. executives Cliff Illig and Neal Patterson did last month in Jackson County Circuit Court — in a manner of speaking. But their lawyers say it was purely a defensive play, a way to secure a claim on luxury golf course developments. Pandi ...

Cerner Fights For Share In Electronic Medical Records Boom : Shots

Founder and CEO Neal Patterson recently told shareholders that the company was hatched in 1979, when he and some friends were studying accounting at an iconic Kansas City park, called Loose Park. "So we probably did more daydreaming about starting a company than we did studying for the ...

The Future Of American Wealth: The U.S.'s Newest Billionaires

Neal Patterson’s Cerner Corp., which sells health IT systems including electronic health records to doctor’s offices and hospitals, has been consistently profitable since he took it public in 1986. A co-owner of the Major League Soccer club Sporting Kansas City, he says he is a devoted ...

Exclusive: Health IT Firms Join Forces To Create National System For Sharing Medical Records

“We’re the only western country that doesn’t have a national health care ID,” says Neal Patterson, founder, chairman and chief executive of Cerner, of Kansas City, Mo. “We’re digitizing the content of an entire industry by automating the electronic health record. Without a national ID ...

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Cerner: Hiring a president isn't succession planning

The company appointed Zane Burke to the position, which had previously been held by chairman and CEO, Neal Patterson, who helped found the company in 1979. Patterson took over the position in 2010 when then-president Trace Devanny left the company and has held onto the title ...

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EHR Vendors Form Alliance On Data Sharing

"We need and want the entire industry to work with us," said Neal Patterson, chairman, CEO and president of Cerner. Later, in response to a question about Epic, John Hammergren, chairman and CEO of McKesson Corp., said, "Everybody's been invited to participate. " He added that the ...

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Garmin, Cerner founders make Forbes list of richest Americans

Kansas City Business Journal by Autumn MorningSky, Web Producer Garmin Ltd. founders Min Kao and Gary Burrell, along with Cerner Corp. co-founder Neal Patterson, represented the Kansas City area on the newly released list of Forbes 400 Richest People in America...

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Betrayal: Mo GOP Candidate Financed By Stimulus and Obamacare?

Neal Patterson's wife, Jeanne Patterson, also donated $100,000 to Lager this year. (Sidenote: Lager received $23k from Jeanne Patterson in 2004 for working on her failed campaign. ) Lager's own writings do nothing to dispel the buzz that his job with Cerner would influence his job as ...

Cerner officially launches its $4.3 billion Three Trails office campus

Cerner co-founders Cliff Illig and Neal Patterson, however, held on to the Bannister property they bought for the earlier deal. Cerner already has a major operation, its 235,000-square-foot Innovation Campus, in the former Marion Labs complex south of the now-demolished shopping center. ...

2013: The year in Kansas City business

Management was steady at the top of most big-name companies, though Len Rodman said he was retiring from the top spot at Black & Veatch, and Neal Patterson, while keeping his chairman and CEO titles, got a new president at Cerner. Hallmark announced it was closing its gift wrap business...

Cerner announces partnership with Intermountain Healthcare

"Several decades ago, when I was just starting out, I would go to Intermountain to listen and learn," Cerner Chairman and CEO Neal Patterson said in a release. "Intermountain has a globally recognized focus on systematically working to increase quality and decrease cost. Intermountain's ...

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Price of a prize-winning steer? For Cerner co-founder, $100K

Cerner (Nasdaq: CERN) Chairman, CEO, President and co-founder Neal Patterson and his wife, Jeanne, bought the Grand Champion Market Steer for $100,000. The Reserve Grand Champion Steer sold for a record $55,000 to R. Crosby Kemper Jr., founder and chairman of the board of trustees for ...

Cowboy up: Sporting Innovations partners with Oklahoma State University

Klintworth said the university has had a solid relationship with Neal Patterson, owner of Sporting Kansas City and an OSU alumnus, which in part fostered the partnership. Patterson, CEO of Cerner Corp., is a member of the group that owns Sporting Kansas City and Sporting ...

Tech Tidbits: Failure, hacking and other life lessons

" • Cerner Corp. CEO Neal Patterson was named among the 25 Most Influential People in Kansas by mylife.com. Patterson, who also owns part of Sporting Kansas City, co-founded Cerner in 1979 and has led it to become the world's largest independent IT company with more than $2.5 ...

Cerner announces partnership with Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare

Neal Patterson, chairman and chief executive of Cerner, said he has admired Intermountain’s effective delivery of healthcare for many years. “Intermountain has a globally recognized focus on systematically working to increase quality and decrease cost,” Patterson said in a ...

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Contracts, Recognitions, Appointments, Acquisitions and Announcements by Top Tech Companies from Va...

According to Cerner, Mr. Burke will report to the Company's Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO Neal Patterson. Commenting on the release, Neal Patterson said, "I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Zane as president of Cerner. There are very few people who understand the ...

Cerner Appoints Zane Burke as President

Mr. Burke will report to Cerner Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO Neal Patterson. "I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Zane as president of Cerner," said Neal Patterson. "There are very few people who understand the extensive role information technology is playing in ...

Group led by Cerner execs pursuing major office development on former Bannister Mall property

The 220-acre project is being pursued by Trails Properties II, a company established by Neal Patterson and Cliff Illig, senior executives at Cerner Corp., to develop the property in south Kansas City. The Three Trails development is expected to include offices and retail. At the State ...

Health reform is Cerner’s gold mine

Speaking to about 100 shareholders at the company’s headquarters, co-founder and chief executive Neal Patterson emphasized that the business – located at the intersection of health care and information technology – is doing “hard, complex, ambiguous” work. It designs software...

KC’s business year in review

CEO Neal Patterson says he’ll retire within the decade, and the company’s revenue could quadruple by then.Rising car and truck sales mean more work for Ford’s Claycomo plant and other factories. The company is cutting its usual 2-week summer break in half to ...

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