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…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…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…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…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 … 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…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…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…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.