Former Cerner exec becomes CEO at Livongo

Zane Burke has lined up a new job within healthcare, appointed as chief executive officer of Livongo Health.

The former president of Cerner, Burke assumes the lead role at Livongo, which uses data and analytics to enable better care and healthier living for people with chronic conditions.

Burke replaces Glen Tullman, who was the company’s founder, and had served as its chairman and chief executive officer. Under the plan, Tullman will transition to the role of executive chairman.

At Cerner, Burke served as president for five years, and oversaw more than 28,000 associates and worked with 27,500 providers in more than 35 countries. In his 22 years with the company, he held various senior executive roles in sales, strategy, finance, and operations.

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In September, Burke announced plans to step down from his role at Kansas City, Mo.-based Cerner.

"Zane spent two decades building relationships with the top health systems in the world. He knows the healthcare challenges facing employers, providers and those with chronic conditions," Tullman says. "Livongo is growing rapidly, with significant opportunities on the horizon. I believe Zane is the perfect person to take the Company to the next level and to lead Livongo through this period of rapid expansion."

Livongo offers services and technology that makes it easier for people to stay healthy. Its offerings address pre-diabetes, diabetes, high blood pressure, weight management and medication optimization. Livongo enables people to make important health changes by aggregating and interpreting data, and by delivering health signals in the way most useful to the person managing their condition.

"With six in ten people living with a chronic condition, the time is right for Livongo's experiential, fresh approach to improving the quality of life and the health status of people who live with these conditions," Burke says.

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