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.



64 Reviews of PowerChart

Overall rating

3.5 / 5 stars

Showing 1 - 20 of 64 reviews

December 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

Better for nurses than for lab

Pros

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.

December 2018

Amanda from VCU Health

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Cerner Review

Pros

Easy to use and chart things; nice flow and organization

Cons

Sometimes it skips over bands in the assessment in iView

December 2018

Logan from VCU health

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

2 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

2 of 5

December 2018

Not the best

Pros

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.

December 2018

Rebecca from VCU Healt

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Cerner

Pros

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.

December 2018

Evan from Evergreen medical

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

It's ok, nothing great

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.

December 2018

Brean from UPMC

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: GetApp


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

December 2018

Cerner powerchart review

Pros

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.

December 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

December 2018

Sometimes difficult to navigate

Pros

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.

December 2018

Terri from Tenet

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

Easy to navigate

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.

December 2018

Becca from VCU Health

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Cerner

Pros

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.

December 2018

Alex from Moffitt Cancer Center

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Excellent for patient tracking!

Pros

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!

November 2018

KRISTEN from MUKESH PATEL MD

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

easy to use!

Pros

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.

November 2018

Nathaniel from IU Health

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

November 2018

Cerner Powerchart Review

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.

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

November 2018

Cerner Ambulatory EHR

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.

November 2018

Jackie from Manhattan Surgical Ctr

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Cerner

Pros

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

Cons

I have no complaints about this software at this time.

October 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

October 2018

Trying to be positive about PowerChart...

Pros

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.

October 2018

Donna from Banner health

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2018

Cerner review

Pros

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.

October 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

October 2018

Cross functional amazing

Pros

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.

October 2018

DAWN from centra

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

October 2018

Cerner PowerChart Ambulatory EHR review

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

September 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

September 2018

LOVE THIS SOFTWARE!!

Pros

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

September 2018

Julia from Gastroenterology Associates

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

September 2018

Cerner Review

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.