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…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…Leslie Garrison

Meet…Leslie Garrison

Leslie is a Patient Centric, technical and clinical expert that is trusted and respected by both the clinical and technical community.  She possesses a clear understanding of how Cerner Millennium® fits together from the end-users perspective and how the applications touch the various human workflows.

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…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…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…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.