Cerner laying off 255 U.S. employees as part of efforts to cut costs, boost operating margins

Health IT giant Cerner is laying off 255 of its U.S. employees as part of its previously announced efforts to cut costs and boost operating margins to 20% by the end of the year. Health IT giant Cerner is laying off 255 of its U.S. employees as part of its previously announced efforts to boost operating margins to 20% by the end of the year.

About half of the layoffs, which were announced Wednesday, will occur at the company’s Kansas City-area offices, according to the Kansas City Business Journal.

“As mentioned in our earnings call earlier this year, we’re looking to identify organizational efficiencies as we implement our new operating model. Part of that strategy includes a realignment of resources focused on key growth areas across the company,” Misti Preston, a Cerner spokeswoman, said in an emailed statement.


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