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…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…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…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 … 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 … 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…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…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…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”.