About Loretta Gallagher


Loretta Gallagher is the Owner and President of Gallagher Associates, an IT company based out of Wayne, New Jersey. The company specializes in the implementation of Electronic Medical Records (EMR). Loretta holds an undergraduate degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Finance and Economics as well as a graduate degree in Education from Marygrove College. She is also certified in Microsoft as an Office User Specialist and holds two Epic certifications in Inpatient Orders and Stork.

Loretta Gallagher founded Gallagher Associates in 1993: just three months after she decided to leave the workforce to raise her children. Loretta began building the business from the ground up, cold calling and networking. Not long after, she took on her first client: a local state college. It needed assistance with professional development and the implementation of emerging computers and software. She worked tirelessly to grow her business into the thriving, highly specialized company it is today.

Qualifications and Experience


Throughout her esteemed career, Loretta has held roles that include implementation director, training manager, instructional designer, principal trainer, Go-Live/Cutover director, and command center lead. Her invaluable expertise has enabled her to successfully spearhead Gallagher Associates for over 25 years.

Prior to founding Gallagher Associates, Loretta held a position as an Adjunct Professor for Passaic County Community College. She also worked closely with Rutgers University, as well as with William Paterson University’s Office of Continuing Professional Education.

Loretta has extensive experience implementing EMR in many multi-hospital settings, including inpatient, ambulatory and revenue. She also successfully managed a $10 million plus Go-live/Command budget, incorporated multiple intelligence training techniques to enhance understanding and retention, and supported the CIO and CMIO in all aspects of the Clinical Program implementation. An esteemed project manager, she leads Gallagher Associates in many aspects. These include implementation, design, budgeting, planning, cutover/command leadership, training, as well as go-live leadership.

Loretta has worked on various teams implementing Epic, Cerner Millennium, Soarian, and McKesson. Always a visionary, she looks forward to being involved in the next phase of evolution in healthcare IT. In particular, she is excited about the possibility of one patient/one record. With this concept, a patient’s medical records are easily accessible regardless of where the patient receives care. With over 18 years of industry experience, Loretta understands how to implement a successful EMR initiative and is also committed to providing top-quality consulting services.

Looking Ahead

Loretta Gallagher currently resides in Wayne, New Jersey with her husband and enjoys spending time with her three daughters. In addition to spending time with her family, Loretta is commits deeply to her community. Through her generosity, she has recently established the Loretta Gallagher Scholarship Program. The program offers two scholarships to students enrolled in post-secondary business, finance, economics or education programs.

Through her hard work and dedication, she hopes to continue her success by maintaining exceptional customer service and clear deliverables. Through Loretta Gallagher’s services, the medical industry is on track for a brighter future.

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