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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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

Powerchart

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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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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
 

Terri from Tenet Health
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Powerchart

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Overall experience is good

Pros

Easy to access information on EMR when needed

Cons

Access is limited based on role assignment

Review Source: Capterra
 

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

September 2018

September 2018

Cerner Review

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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
 


September 2018

September 2018

New emr

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I think the overall there seems to be benefit of efficiency and communication with this new system

Pros

producing notes in a quick manner in a clinical setting.Real time live updates being pulled into the note automatically saved a lot of time with previous dictating. The integration with Dragon is great too.

Cons

Some excessive clicks such as having to continually refresh the screen.

Review Source: Capterra
 


August 2018

August 2018

Cerner user review

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I have used many ehr systems like epic, nex gen and cerner. Like all emr system it’s pretty user friendly, less clicking than EPIC. In terms of searching records within cerner you are able to search keywords and identify all the documents related to the key word which is really nice. Patient registration etc, is comparable to epic.

Cons

I have a bias towards epic, in terms of features and information exchange. However Cerner is just as good and has a few features that make it an exceptional ehr system.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Adina from Global Teletherapy
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2018

August 2018

PowerChart Review

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The thing I like most about this software is that it is easy to see lab results and to add notes to the system.

Cons

The thing I like least is that I had a hard time printing some tables in a clear way.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Aaron from HonorHealth
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Powerchart has many great functionalities but falls short of competitors

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I think that powerchart has many great options however does not quite extend as far as other competitors that i have used. It has flowsheets and ease of use. There are many aspects of easy charting that can come in handy. The flowsheets are easy to navigate and easy to maneuver through.

Cons

I think that there are many aspects of double charting that need to be fixed. Some of the functions of it can be clunky.

Review Source: Capterra
 


August 2018

August 2018

New software for hospital

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Cerner was a big step up from where our organization was prior. After the initial learning phase, Cerner provided a clean, modern, easy to navigate software for a hospital of over 2000 employees. There were many different ways to get a task done in Cerner which was helpful across the board for different learning styles.

Cons

Within the first six months of use, it seemed like there more system crashes than there should have been. This put many departments behind and made things difficult.

Review Source: Capterra
 


August 2018

August 2018

Used as a part ofedical record keeping for the healthcare center I worked at.

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The most beneficial part of the software was the ability to see the patient's history and one click.

Cons

Most of the time while running this particular Software we would experience glitches and a lag in the machine order. Also the sequence of the pages needed to be re-organized. It created a cumbersome workflow.

Review Source: Capterra
 


July 2018

July 2018

Helps create a story for patients

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I like that I am able to access patients charts throughout the hospital whenever I need to so that i can get up to date information regarding their admission.

Cons

The con about this software is that the interface is outdated and there is too much going on on each screen. I wish it was more user friendly.

Review Source: Capterra
 


July 2018

July 2018

An organized mess

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Aesthetically pleasing. The ability to send in surgery orders is convenient. It is certainly an upgrade from previous software.

Cons

The layout is the opposite of user friendly. There is so much information placed in odd places throughout a patient's chart. The ability to print outside of the software is nearly impossible.

Review Source: Capterra
 


June 2018

June 2018

Disorganized and confusing

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I like that they tried to make viewing patient system information more integrated but they missed the mark. Confusing to use and seems like they spent too much energy making it more confusing than simpler.

Cons

Having to go through so many clicks to chart or select one thing. What healthcare provider has time for that?

Review Source: Capterra
 


May 2018

May 2018

Not too bad of an EMR

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Allows providers to create holisitic medical view of a patient, relatively easy to navigate even with zero emr experience

Cons

Can be clunky like other cerner products, not well organized or user friendly- interface could use a lot of improvement

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kiara from all childrens hospital

April 2018

April 2018

I utilize PowerChart daily to organize my workflow.

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PowerChart creates a centralized hub for patient information. I am able to see appointments and send messages regarding patients to other departments.

Cons

When looking up patient information I often have to set my date back further to see even recent notes that have been uploaded.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kristen from Various Figure Skating Clubs

April 2018

April 2018

I found this software helpful and easy to use once I figured it out.

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I like that it is able to be edited for the specific needs of a practice. It is not set in stone, but rather very flexible.

Cons

It took a while to get used to the functions, but with the help of customer service, I understood quickly.

Review Source: Capterra
 

KRENCISWEL from Primary Health Care Corporation
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Excellent

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Less paperwork, less patient waiting time, efficient and accurate management of samples through the use of barcode system within the software.

Pros

I have been working with cerner powerchart since 2016 and it has been very helpful with managing patient orders specially with regards to clinical laboratory test orders. It is very organized and all clinical orders are separated by classification. It has decreased the patient waiting time and processing time for the lab where I am working. Overall its very helpful to medical professionals like me.

Cons

There is really no cons for this software. Occassional downtime, updates and server problems but those were just minor technical difficulties. And are always adressed by the support team efficiently.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Mallory from Regional One Health

January 2018

January 2018

Cerner is by far the easiest, most user friendly EMR available.

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The maintenance on the software is minimal. It's stable and Cerner helps maintain a lot of it. We use all of the applications available and have been so pleased.

Cons

It's a whole system, so downtime includes taking everything down. You can't do it piece by piece. This causes downtime for the entire organization.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kelsey from Memorial Regional Cancer Center

January 2018

January 2018

Powerchart is valuable to have because many different healthcare entities use this software.

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It is easy to access and locate lab results. I like that you can see the results of certain diagnostic tests, as well as other tests even if they were not ordered by your physician.

Cons

It is easy to choose the incorrect encounter for a patient to make it hard to locate results. The software is not self-explanatory.

Review Source: Capterra
 


January 2018

January 2018

Comprehensive, logical EHR software

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Cerner makes creating patient documentation relatively straight forward and simple. User friendly and easy to learn in less than a week. Lots of options available. Helps highlight the key areas of treatment insurance looks for in my documentation.

Cons

Most of my charting requires a lot of clicks to get anywhere. I also end up having to restate at the end everything I just clicked the boxes for so it can add to the overall time it takes to document.

Review Source: Capterra
 
 
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