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 ... Leslie Guardalabene

Meet ... Leslie Guardalabene

Leslie is an HIT professional with 29 years’ experience, including 15 years with Millennium. An expert in FirstNet®, PowerChart®, IView and more… A dedicated professional…”always thinking outside the box”.

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…Steve Evans

Meet…Steve Evans

Steve is an experienced healthcare professional with nearly 20 years of HIT expertise and extensive work with Cerner Millennium® Pharmacy, Meds Process & CPOE design, build & implementation. His 30 years as a Registered Pharmacist provide Hospital Pharmacy Practice experience to produce a better-informed customer result.

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…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”.

Meet…George Saghbene

Meet…George Saghbene

George is a Certified Pharmacy Technician with nearly a decade of Cerner Millennium® experience.  His strong assessment skills targeting the critical areas of patient safety and efficiency combined with his expert knowledge of front and back end tools facilitate a thorough understanding of the system and ramifications of decisions limiting post design surprises.

Meet…Annie McElwain

Meet…Annie McElwain

Annie is a Certified Pharmacy Technician with several years of Cerner Millennium experience.  She’s a “team player” who understands the importance of not only getting the job done, but doing it in the most effective beneficial manner.

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.