Former Cerner president Zane Burke heads to wearables company

Livongo Health, a wearables company aimed at chronic disease management, tapped former president of Cerner Zane Burke as its CEO, according to Crain's Chicago Business.

Mr. Burke will take over the day-to-day operations of the company from current CEO Glen Tullman. Mr. Tullman will remain executive chairman of Livongo.

In September, Mr. Burke announced he would step down from his role at Cerner, which re-sold Livongo products like its cellular-enabled glucometer. When asked why he decided to transition to Livongo, Mr. Burke told Crain's: "I'd taken [the job at Cerner] as far as I could. … I've known Glen since we competed with each other" when Mr. Tullman was CEO of medical-records software vendor Allscripts.  

Livongo Health hopes to soon go public, and Mr. Burke could help it get there. He helped grow Cerner from a $150 million startup with 1,000 employees into a $5 billion public company with more than 28,000 workers.

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