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Cerner Corporation
Company nameCerner Corporation
Company typePublic
IndustryHealth informatics
Founder(s)Neal Patterson
Paul Gorup
Cliff Illig
HeadquartersNorth Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Key peopleNeal Patterson
(Chairman, President and CEO)
Revenue(+) US$ 1.850 billion (2010)
Operating income(+) US$ 359.3 million (2010)
Net income(+) US$ 237.2 million (2010)
Total assets(+) US$ 2.423 billion (2010)
Total equity(+) US$ 1.905 billion (2010)
Employees8,200 (January 2011)

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Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ - CERN) is an international health care information technology corporation that specializes in providing complete systems for hospitals and other medical organizations to manage and integrate all electronic medical records, computerized physician order entry (CPOE), and financial information.

Cerner claims to be the largest provider of electronic medical systems in the United States. Its largest competitor, McKesson Corporation, is larger in size but McKesson has income from other non-technology medical sources.

As of Second Quarter 2009 its systems are licensed by 8,000 facilities around the world including 2,100 hospitals, 1,500 pharmacies, and 3,300 physician practices representing 30,000 physicians.

It has more than 8,200 employees. , approximately 1,900 associates in the United States and 600 associates in India were involved full-time in the software development aspect of the company. Cerner has more than 6,000 clients worldwide.

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