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…Pam Schaffner

Meet…Pam Schaffner

Pam is a Radiology and HIT professional with 12 Years Clinical Radiology and 14 Years of Millennium experience.

An expert in CORE, Results, Security, PowerChart®, Enterprise Scheduling, RadNet®, Charge Services, Foreign System Interfaces, ICD-10… A strong team member – no job is too big or too small… Simply put – “Her customers love her”.

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 … Julie Baker, MT

Meet … Julie Baker, MT

Julie is a Medical Technologist with 17 years clinical experience combined with 12 years of Millennium. She is a “Go To” resource with expert knowledge from PowerChart®, CPOE, Clinical Documentation, PathNet®, INet® (and many others) to enterprise wide Testing and Training processes. “A tremendous team member.”

Meet … John Pearson

Meet … John Pearson

John is an HIT expert with over 13 years of Millennium experience. An expert in PharmNet® and the entire Meds Process; an industry best in Rules and Reporting. He is a “creative technical expert” that comes up with that “out-of-the-box idea” that will improve process, workflow and quality.

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…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…Jim Nolan

Meet…Jim Nolan

Jim is an HIT professional with 14 Years of Millennium experience. An expert in SurgiNet®, Surgery Scheduling, Anesthesia, PowerNote™, Dynamic Documentation, Nuance Dragon, Charge Services, FirstNet®, PowerChart®, Scheduling, Supply Chain… An “easy fit” into any project.

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.