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…Michael Ludwig

Meet…Michael Ludwig

Michael is a Certified Pharmacy Technician and an MBA with more than 13 years’ experience with Millennium. An expert in PharmNet®, Meds Integration, CPOE,  eMAR, Medication Admin Process, ePrescribe, Multum®, Point of Care… Easy to work with and will always “go the extra mile” to make sure of quality and customer satisfaction.

Meet…Bill Holtkamp

Meet…Bill Holtkamp

Bill is a Registered Nurse with 19 Years Nursing/ HIT and 12 Years of Millennium experience.  An expert in Oncology, CareNet®, Clinical Process Analysis/Transformation, Clinical Documentation, PowerForms, PowerOrders®, CPOE,  Care Sets / PowerPlan™, Charge Services, PowerChart®, INet®, IView, PharmNet®, Discern Expert®… Scales from the big picture view to the tiniest details, without losing sight of the goal.

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…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…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…Jodie England

Meet…Jodie England

Jodie is a Radiologic Technician with 19 Years HIT and 15 Years of Millennium experience. An expert in CPOE, Orders, PowerPlans™, PowerChart®/Acute and Ambulatory™, eMAR, Message Center, Security, CORE, Clinical Documentation, CCL, RadNet®, ICD-10… “An outstanding leader who gets results”.

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…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”.