Zane Burke, president of Cerner, will be stepping down Nov. 2. The company did not give a reason for his departure, nor did it designate a new president. Executive Vice President of Worldwide Client Relationships John Peterzalek will take over Burke’s responsibilities under the new title Chief Client Officer. This transition is effective immediately.
Burke joined Cerner in 1996 and was named president in 2012. In a release from the company announcing his resignation, Burke is quoted saying, “Cerner has been a disruptive force of positive change across health care throughout its history, and I’m pleased with the accomplishments we’ve achieved together with our clients and the broader industry community. Complex and evolving challenges remain, and Cerner is uniquely positioned to continue innovating for the good of consumers and health care providers.”