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…Darrell Hall

Meet…Darrell Hall

Darrell is Certified Pharmacy Technician with 20+ years in Healthcare and 18 years of Healthcare Informatics/Millennium experience. An expert in Clinical Adoption/ Pharmacy Informatics (Meds Process/ 5 Rights, Meds Reconciliation, Clinical Decision Support/Multum®, Evidenced Based Practice), Clinical Applications Design, Build and Support (CPOE/PowerChart®, PharmNet®, Medication Admin Process, eMAR, ePrescribe, Clinical Documentation, Point of Care (CareAware®, CareMobile®), Discern Expert®, CORE, RxStation®) and Reporting.

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…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…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…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…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”.