Patterson Foundation Chair Fund
The CHSI focus began in 2012 when OSU Alumni Neal Patterson and The Patterson Foundation Chair Fund in the Spears School of Business established CHSI and charged the Center with the mission to innovate healthcare delivery and information systems.
Neal Patterson (right) and Burns Hargis (President of the Oklahoma State University)
Neal Patterson is a co-founder of Cerner Corporation. During his multi-decade tenure as chairman and chief executive officer, Patterson has led Cerner to invest more than $3 billion in research and development of health IT, and the solutions that Cerner has designed are deployed at more than 3,000 hospitals and used by 60,000 physicians in private practice.