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…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…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 … 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…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…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…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…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”.