United States
Securities and Exchange Commission
Washington, D.C. 20549
Schedule 13G
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Amendment No. 31*
Cerner Corporation
(Name of Issuer)
Common Stock
(Title of Class of Securities)
(CUSIP Number)
December 31, 2016
(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)
Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:
¨ Rule 13d-1(b)
¨ Rule 13d-1(c)
ý Rule 13d-1(d)
The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person's initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.
The information required on the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

CUSIP No. 156782104

Name of Reporting Persons: (I.R.S Identification Nos. of above persons (entities only).
    Neal L. Patterson
Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions):
(a)  ¨        (b)  ¨
SEC Use Only
Citizenship of Place of Organization:
    United States
Number of
Owned by
Sole Voting Power
Shared Voting Power
Sole Dispositive Power
Shared Dispositive Power
Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
Check if Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)
Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)
Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)

Item 1(a):
Name of Issuer:
Cerner Corporation
Item 1(b):
Name of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices:
2800 Rockcreek Parkway
North Kansas City, MO 64117
Item 2(a):
Name of Person Filing:
Neal L. Patterson
Item 2(b):
Address or Principal Business Office or, if None, Residence:
2800 Rockcreek Parkway
North Kansas City, MO 64117
Item 2(c):
United States
Item 2(d):
Title of Class of Securities:
Common Stock
Item 2(e):
CUSIP Number:
Item 3:
If this statement is filed pursuant to Rules 13d-1(b), or 13d-2(b) or (c), check whether the person filing is a:
Not Applicable.
Item 4:
(a)    Amount Beneficially Owned:

(b)    Percent of Class:
(c)    Number of Shares as to which such person has:
(i)     sole power to vote or to direct the vote

(ii)    shared power to vote or to direct the vote

(iii)   sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of

(iv)   shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of

* Such number of shares includes 2,898,940 held by Jeanne Lillig-Patterson, wife of Neal L. Patterson, as trustee for their children. Such number of shares excludes 209,552 shares beneficially owned by Jeanne Lillig-Patterson. Neal L. Patterson disclaims beneficial ownership of such shares and the description herein of such shares shall not be construed as an admission that Neal L. Patterson is, for purposes of Section 13(d) or 13(g) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the beneficial owner of such securities.
Item 5:
Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class.
If this statement is being filed to report the fact that as of the date hereof, the reporting person has ceased to be the beneficial owner of more than five percent of the class of securities, check the following (    ).
Item 6 :
Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person
Shares (constituting a portion of the number of shares reported under Item 4) are held on behalf of Neal L. Patterson by a trustee under the Cerner Corporation Foundations Retirement Plan (the "Plan"); the trustee receives the dividends and proceeds from the sale of such securities pursuant to the terms of the Plan.
Item 7:
Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on By the Parent Holding Company.
Not Applicable.
Item 8:
Identification and Classification of Members of the Group.
Not Applicable.

Item 9:
Notice of Dissolution of Group.
Not Applicable.
Item 10:
Not Applicable.

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.
/s/ Neal L. Patterson
Neal L. Patterson
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
February 13, 2017