Our Associates

We are expert healthcare consultants specializing in serving the needs of health systems that have chosen Cerner Millennium®. We all come from different backgrounds including HIT vendors, health systems and other healthcare consulting firms. We all share a passion for healthcare and its mission. Many of us have clinical designations (More than 60%) and many are IT professionals that have become healthcare experts through doing the “Hands-On” work with our customers.

We are very proud of everyone at HPG and are proud to introduce you to a few of our experts:

Meet … John Knuckles

Meet … John Knuckles

John is a Respiratory Therapist with 25 years in Healthcare and 15 years’ experience with Millennium. An expert in Clinical Documentation/Reporting, PowerNote™, PowerChart® and many other applications. John brings a “Smile to work, everyday”.

Meet…Linda Brazie

Meet…Linda Brazie

Linda (Kas) is a Registered Nurse with 23 Years Healthcare, 13 Years(ED, ICU) Nursing and 16 Years of Healthcare Information Technology experience. An expert in PowerNote™, PowerNote™ (PNED), Clinical Documentation, IView, I&O 2G, BMDI, CCL Reporting, CareNet®, PowerChart®, Enhanced View, Discern Explorer®… Dedicated patient care professional who brings passion and focus to any team… “A highly leveragable project asset”.

Meet…Danny Ramos

Meet…Danny Ramos

Danny is a Registered Nurse with 17 Years Clinical Practice and 13 Years of Millennium experience. An expert in PowerPlans™, CareSets, CPOE, PowerOrders®, Order Sentences, Integration Testing, Nursing Design/Workflow,  Ancillary Design/Workflow, PowerForms,  Clinical Documentation, Tasks/Task List, Meds Integration… Brings together years of systems and clinical “hands on” experience and has a great talent at helping teams succeed.

Meet…Walter Hopgood

Meet…Walter Hopgood

Walter is a Certified Pharmacy Technician with 7 Years Pharmacy, 17 Years HIT and 13 Years of Millennium Experience. An expert in CPOE, eMAR, Meds Process, PharmNet®(Inpatient and Retail), ADE Discern® Rules, Dose Range Checking, RxStation®, PowerChart®, PowerChart Ambulatory™, Charge Services, PowerVision® / Discern Analytics™… A modern day “tailor”, whose fabric is the Medication Process.

Meet…Sue Hossfeld

Meet…Sue Hossfeld

Sue has more than 20 years’ Healthcare IT experience and 15 years with Millennium. An expert in PowerChart®, Clinical Documentation, PowerOrders®, CPOE, Medication Admin Process, eMAR, Care Sets / PowerPlan™, Preferences / Privileges, CCL, Charge Services, Rules… she is the go to person at every customer site she works at, with a broad base of skill sets, routinely complemented and always asked back.

Meet…Phyllis Friend

Meet…Phyllis Friend

Phyllis is a Registered Nurse with 16 Years HIT, 14 Years Millennium and 17 years bedside nursing/ management (Emergency Department & Labor and Delivery) experience. An expert in FirstNet® (Enhanced Tracking, Patient Education), Depart Process, PowerNote™/PNED, PowerForms, PowerPlans™, Message Center, CCL, Discern® Visual Explorer, History Controls…A team player; fluent in “Geek Speak and Clinical Speak” with the ability to translate between the two.

Meet…Barbara Spada

Meet…Barbara Spada

Barbara is a Clinical Lab expert with 15 Years Clinical Lab and 13 Years of Millennium experience. An expert in CPOE, PowerChart®, CORE, Message Center, PathNet® General Lab, PathNet® Outreach, RadNet®, ProFile®, RRD, CCL, HIE, Patient Portal… An outstanding leader who gets results with the organization, not at its expense.

Meet…Matt Butler

Meet…Matt Butler

Matt is an HIT professional with 17 years’ experience, including 16 years with Millennium. An expert in Discern Explorer® (CCL) (Extracts, Audits, Smart Templates, Custom Reports, Custom InBox Messaging, Database Updates, Knowledge Transfer/Training), Discern Expert® (Rules) (Advanced rules, Training), MPages® - Standard/Custom, PowerOrders®, PowerForms, Clinical Documentation, PharmNet®, PowerChart®, Core, Event Set Hierarchy…“A treasured asset on any customer project”.