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…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…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…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…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 … 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…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…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…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.