Cerner PowerChart Software


 

Cerner's PowerChart is a hybrid Electronic Medical Record (EMR) solution that caters to clinicians in hospitals and ambulatory facilities and helps them to create multi-entity electronic medical records. The solution also provides capabilities for on-premise deployment. It provides various built-in templates that cover various specialties, thus serving a wide range of medical providers.

PowerChart coordinates care between multiple locations and practitioners, helping users manage duplicated records while still giving staff flexible documentation options. These documentation options are reflected in the solution’s database of templates and customizable procedure workflows.

PowerChart is ONC-ATCB certified and Meaningful Use Stage 1 and 2 certified. Its patient portal helps providers to manage patient communication by sending appointment reminders and enabling patients to access their medical records.

PowerChart offers support via phone, FAQs and Cerner's online client portal.

 

PowerChart - ER patient summary
 
  • PowerChart - ER patient summary
    ER patient summary
  • PowerChart - Cardiology-specific solution
    Cardiology-specific solution
  • PowerChart - Patient portal prescription refill request
    Patient portal prescription refill request
  • PowerChart - Maternity-specific solution
    Maternity-specific solution
  • PowerChart - Inpatient summary
    Inpatient summary
  • PowerChart - Patient orders
    Patient orders
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris, Unix, IBM OS/400, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8

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Don from Holli Care LLC
Specialty: Hospital
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

July 2018

July 2018

Functional

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Pros

I was happy with the training we received as users. The Cerner educators were very friendly and knowledgeable about the products.

Cons

The thing I most disliked was the seemingly ever updating changes that we endured. It seemed as if the program was always being updated, requiring more training.

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Taylor from Family First Health
Specialty: Family medicine
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2018

July 2018

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Pros

This system was easy to use to track patient progress and look at patient results. Layout of page was easy to follow.

Cons

If an error is made entering information into a patient's chart, it can be challenging to fix. Can be slow at times.

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Bm from Healthcare
Specialty: Orthopedics / sports medicine
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Horrible horrible horrible

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Stay away.

Cons

Too many to list. Layout is poor. Confusing. A clinic note takes me about 5 to 7 minutes to do. Double what it did before.

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Jessica from Family First Health
Specialty: Family medicine
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Super simple,quick easy system to learn

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I enjoyed learning how to learn powerchart while working in the doctors office. Pulling up all labs are so easy to review. Discharge summaries are easily found for a provider to review, along with imaging.

Cons

Only con is on an image the normal print button doesnt work. You have to click on the printer icon thats at the bottom of the image

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Carlee from Intermountain Healthcare
Specialty: Ob Gyn / women's health
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Easy to use, hard to keep it going

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I like that this program is very versatile. It can be programmed to fit the specific needs of the charting being done on my unit. I like that it is intuitive once you understand how to use it.

Cons

In my use of this program it has shown to have a lot of glitches that don’t get addressed unless many complaints are submitted. Usually when I use this program during a work shift it needs to be restarted once or twice because it will freeze or glitch and stop working.

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Pamela from Blackford Dental
Specialty: Billing services
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2018

February 2018

I handle the claims and I've found Power Chart to be very informative and detailed.

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Initially it seemed overwhelming but once you get used to it it's very easy to navigate through the system.

Cons

At times it seems like an excessive amount of information to sift through to get what I need to submit the claim.

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sahmon from IHC
Specialty: Urgent care
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Worst EHR I've every used in the last decade

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Very cumbersome, several "clicks" for even the simplest order, crashes all the time, etc... the list is endless

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Robert from CEP America
Specialty: Emergency medicine
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Firsnet Review

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Great for getting some data that is useful in the ED and the tab views are also very helpful. Great support team.

Cons

Not as intuitive as I would like. More predictive analysis and dashboard features are needed to give the providers more guidance when taking care of patients

 
 

Scott from Jordan River Women's Health
Specialty: Ob Gyn / women's health
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

The most frustrating week in 20 years of medical practice

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This system could actually push physicians to early retirement

Pros

The support staff has been very helpful
Without them standing behind the doctors and nurses charting on this system would be impossible

Cons

Extremely difficult to navigate
Takes away from patient care
I've used an EMR in my office for 14 years and this new system is unbelievably cumbersome and non intuitive

 
 

Josh from St Francis Hospital
Specialty: Orthopedics / sports medicine
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

November 2016

November 2016

A cumbersome, poorly designed EMR

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The software is poorly designed, difficult to navigate, and generally feels like it was designed by engineers who have never worked in a health care setting. The software is not intuitive to use, creates extra steps to execute simple orders, and is filled with programming glitches that can't seem to be fixed by their "extensive" support staff. I found many of the MD support staff to not even understand or be able to navigate the program because they use Epic in their daily practice.
Overall the software feels dated. The design team should spend some time using Apple products to learn about ease of use.

Pros

The support staff is kind, but often not helpful.

Cons

The software is difficult to use. It is not intuitive. Simple commands require multiple steps to execute. You are required to manually "refresh" to send orders, even after signing. It has created more work for the doctors at my institution, taking simple tasks that previously could be performed by support staff and making them an additional responsibility of the MD.

Advice to Others

Strongly consider another EMR.

 
 

Chris from Intermountain Healthcare
Specialty: Other specialty

November 2015

November 2015

Cumbersome, not intuitive

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Likes Best

The only redeeming aspect is the ICD-10 diagnostic codes included in it, makes it easier than thumbing through the catalog or even some of the websites out there.

Likes Least

Not very intuitive at all. Too many clicks for basic processes. Not modifiable. Not designed well for outpatient use.

Recommendations

I would look elsewhere for an outpatient platform.

 
 

Ross from CHC
Specialty: Occupational medicine

February 2015

February 2015

Electronic Medical Record

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Likes Best

Top-rated vendor with ongoing constant innovation and focus on interoperability.

Likes Least

I don't really have anything negative to include in this review about this vendor.

Recommendations

I don't have any recommendations for others evaluating software like this.

 
 

Noreen from stony brook hospital
Specialty: Multi-specialty

February 2015

February 2015

PowerChart Review

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Likes Best

There are many different ways to do the same tasks. For example, opening a patient's chart, or charting allergies.

Likes Least

The thing I like least is there are too many buttons and options. It slows up user functionality.

Recommendations

PowerChart is better than compared to other software.

 
 

Deborah from Billings Clinic
Specialty: Ophthalmology

February 2015

February 2015

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Likes Best

Can pull information forward and incorporate outside information into note.

Likes Least

Too much typing. Graphics are not any good. 72 clicks on average.

Recommendations

Spend time getting to know it. Learn about macros and auto text.

 
 
 
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December 2018

December 2018

Better for nurses than for lab

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Easy to access all areas of a patient's chart. All physician reports and scanned reports can be retrieved in one area.

Cons

You can change your view of results from table to group, but it must be done each time you log in rather than maintaining settings. Also you can't permanently close plans to view only orders.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Amanda from VCU Health
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

December 2018

December 2018

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Easy to use and chart things; nice flow and organization

Cons

Sometimes it skips over bands in the assessment in iView

Review Source: Capterra
 

Logan from VCU health
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Not the best

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There are a lot of tabs to chart different assessments.

Cons

This software is not the easiest to use. A lot of customization must be done in order for it to be effective. The system is sometimes slow.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Rebecca from VCU Healt
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

December 2018

December 2018

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I have worked at many hospital systems, and Powerchart LTC is by far the easiest, most up to date, and simplistic software I have used. It makes sense, allows the provider/RN to be as detailed as they want, and it is easy to navigate.

Cons

no con's. I love Powerchart and I hope my hospital always uses it.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Evan from Evergreen medical
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2018

December 2018

It's ok, nothing great

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Using it for chatting. Forced to use it at this one clinic I work at. I wish they would upgrade.

Pros

Even without training you could fumble your way to functioning with it.

Cons

Way too many windows. Hard to navigate.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Brean from UPMC
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

December 2018

December 2018

Cerner powerchart review

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Cerner powerchart is an easy to use system. It is very easy to use and has multiple ways to chart on the same topic- making it very user friendly

Cons

There are many areas of powerchart that are very repetitive and make you chart the same thing multiple times. Med Recs can also be confusing for beginners using this system.

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December 2018

December 2018

Sometimes difficult to navigate

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PowerChart is a comprehensive electronic medical record powered through Cerner. Results and notes can be seen immediately after being posted and is available to all caregivers that have legitimate access.

Cons

It is sometimes difficult to navigate the software. I think the tabs and notes can be better organized for ease of use.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Terri from Tenet
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Easy to navigate

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Pretty good overall

Pros

Layout makes it easy to find what chart components you are looking for

Cons

You can really customize much. It would be useful if we had some ability to filter columns on screen views.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Becca from VCU Health
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

December 2018

December 2018

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I love cerner - I've worked in multiple hospitals, and Cerner is the easiest, most detailed software for patient care and charting. It is up with the times, easy to navigate, allows the RN to be as detailed as he/she needsto be, it is easy to use, and makes sense.

Cons

I dislike down time, but that's nothing we can really control - it needs to happen, and we adapt.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Alex from Moffitt Cancer Center
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Excellent for patient tracking!

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The best software I've used for tracking patient's history and orders. It helps me accurately organize and make sure all radiology orders performed for selected patients are attached to their specific radiologist reading tests.

Cons

The only difficulty that I came across with at the beginning was finding reports and documents for patients when they were requested. With some training this task becomes pretty easy making this software absolutely useful!

Review Source: Capterra
 

KRISTEN from MUKESH PATEL MD
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2018

November 2018

easy to use!

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I use a couple of different programs for medical records and this is one of the easiest.

Cons

searching for specific dates are not as easy as i would like them to be.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Nathaniel from IU Health
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

November 2018

November 2018

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Overall experience was good. I was initially trained on Cerner Powerchart. There are better EMR systems out there as far as flow, successful add-ons, and auto saving features. However, I must say that the ease of charting on systems and pages within the original body of Powerchart software flows very well. I love the short cuts that I am able to use so that my charting time is much faster than veterans using the system. The customization of pages for each department makes it very friendly for the user. And best of all that customized organization you are used to having follows you in case you float to another unit.

Pros

The Pro's about this software include that it can be customized to make changes throughout every department within the hospital system that uses it. This makes the software versatile. I have seldom had a tired day without running through the routine of charting on patients but Cerner allows for the quick access lists of options in my charting that can be expanded when I need it to jog my memory for the descriptor needed in my charting.

Unlike other charting systems I have used in the past, a default collapsed list of charting options in Cerner is very helpful. Additionally, Cerner has a lot of built in quick access options for charting that my fellow coworkers asked me to teach them. The ability to chart without the use of a mouse makes everything fly by. This is especially important when the mouse at a charting station doesn't work well.

The best part of the customized organization on any specific hospital unit is that this organization of information follows you when you float to other units. This means that if you need to help your buddy unit out the charting time will not slow down due to being in a foreign environment. Very Very Very helpful!

Cons

There is not a built in auto save feature in the charting. The ability to alter charting during my shift is important but there should be a time limit or window within which change to the charting can be counted as initial documentation. If you currently save every so often to ensure your work is not lost and realize information documented was inaccurate then there is a flag on whatever information you change showing that a mistake has been made. This is an unfortunate drawback which points to the lack of autosave features.

One other big con to the system is that when outside information is integrated, such as education material from a subscription database online, the patient chart only reflects information documented when added through specific links within Cerner. As an example if you add documentation that you printed off a handout for the patient you cannot link the handout to the patient chart after the fact. This means that prior to printing anything you HAVE to enter the database from a specific designated page in Cerner and attach it to the chart. Only one way in and one way out.
Poor organization in the add-ons in Cerner.

Review Source: Capterra
 


November 2018

November 2018

Cerner Ambulatory EHR

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Overall, once the system is learned it have many good and useful features. Allowing for ease of detailed medical knowledge.

Pros

The most appealing aspect to cerner is the data collection. It allows for complete detailed patient history.

Cons

Can be difficult to navigate through the system. It can be challenging to teach new users.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jackie from Manhattan Surgical Ctr
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2018

November 2018

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I have always been a Cerner fan. The software and options are amazing.

Cons

I have no complaints about this software at this time.

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2018

October 2018

Trying to be positive about PowerChart...

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I like the copy and paste feature and the nursing handoff section.

Cons

The charting fields do not flow as far as a systems assessment goes. Also, having to separate into various sections the IVs, and education make it easy to miss things.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Donna from Banner health
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

October 2018

October 2018

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Cerner Millennium makes charting patient care easy. The forms are logical, and the flow is easy.

Cons

Adding on new content. Many forms for extended problems.

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2018

October 2018

Cross functional amazing

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Everyone could use it to serve the patient the best, from in house staff registering and obtain images of id's or insurance information, to providers to document patient's care and keep reports, to billing departments for insurance verification or printing medical reports. It was a 1 stop shop for medical purposes.

Cons

Training was non me, i learned everything on my own. But that could of been a company decision and not a software issue.

Review Source: Capterra
 

DAWN from centra
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Cerner PowerChart Ambulatory EHR review

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Its not a user friendly EHR

Pros

The way you can see the patoents code status at the top of the bar

Cons

to many places to have to look for documents

Review Source: Capterra
 


September 2018

September 2018

LOVE THIS SOFTWARE!!

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Powerchart has made things so much easier for me. It has a very organized and modern layout. It is easy to navigate and easy to learn.

Cons

There was not anything I disliked about this software

Review Source: Capterra
 

Julia from Gastroenterology Associates
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2018

September 2018

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We are attempting to standardize charting systems with clinics and the associated local hospitals. This will provide for continuity of care which will benefit our patients.

Pros

My favorite component of this software is my ability to piece together a consult note. Having sections of the history that automatically transfer into my note saves me a decent amount of time.

Cons

Entering sets of orders or power plans does not flow well. When I order procedures, it does not allow me to specify what day the procedure will be done. This is problematic since I order same day and next day procedures. There is no way for me to specify what day we plan to do the pocedure.

Review Source: Capterra
 
 
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