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.
Krenciswel D. Branche: Krankenhausversorgung & Gesundheitswesen Mitarbeiteranzahl: 1.001-5.000 Mitarbeiter
Less paperwork, less patient waiting time, efficient and accurate management of samples through the use of barcode system within the software.
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.
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.
Ethan G. Branche: Krankenhausversorgung & Gesundheitswesen Mitarbeiteranzahl: 5.001-10.000 Mitarbeiter
Overal Cerner PowerChart satisfies electronic medical record needs well with a few areas of improvement. I am not involved with EMR purchasing decisions but from what I understand, Cerner PowerChart is a good product for the money.
Cerner PowerChart provides a comprehensive location for all medical information. Information display can be customized to fit user needs and provides quick access to pertinent info with continued use. Home screens are customized for each particular practitioners credentials and needs making many commonly used tasks always right at hand. Accessing information from other visits is also easily performed regardless of which encounter the patient was initially pulled up. One of my favorites is the results callback functionality that allows easy review of discharged patients culture results.
While Cerner is not difficulty to use, not all features are entirely intuitive. Many functions require repeated use and lots of clicking to access and perform relatively simple tasks. While there is a quick link for Meds Manager access for pharmacists, the link does not pull up the current patient profile opened, necessitating re-entering of the patient encounter number which is a bit tedious. Additionally, the disjunction between FirstNet and PowerChart is inconvenient and would be nice if charts opened through FirstNet opened PowerChart rather than a separate entity of FirstNet given the difference in functionality between the two programs.
Ernest K. Branche: Krankenhausversorgung & Gesundheitswesen Mitarbeiteranzahl: 10.001+ Mitarbeiter
Overall powerchart has been useful to me in the healthcare setting.
I like the ability to review patients medical history, encounters with all health care departments and status updates
I do not like the repetitiveness when entering documentation on patient care for Physical therapy. At times the connection is poor.
Ashley M. Branche: Krankenhausversorgung & Gesundheitswesen Mitarbeiteranzahl: 10.001+ Mitarbeiter
My specific department is a centralized scheduling group that oversees all surgery scheduling for the organization. In one day we typically talk with/schedule over 300 patients. This means that we have to be able to quickly access and review a patients chart prior to scheduling their procedure. This used to include many clicks and time - We are now able to do this very quickly and efficiently. (Hence why our group is able to handle all surgery scheduling for the organization)
Implementing Cerner has been nothing but a positive experience and we have continued to find ways to improve our program to benefit each department within our clinic. Patients have also experienced the increased efficiency since implementing Cerner - This has been our biggest win!
Currently our program does not interface with all pharmacy scripting programs and Dragon dictation software that many providers like to utilize. We are working with other programs & have workaround workflows in place to address this but will be working more closely with representatives from Cerner to ensure this is not an issue with necessary interfaces going forward.
Jaehoon L. Branche: Krankenhausversorgung & Gesundheitswesen Mitarbeiteranzahl: 10.001+ Mitarbeiter
We could deal with physicians' need of a comprehensive computer system to support patient care. Usability issues still remain but it's quite common in modern EHR systems.
Cerner Ambulatory EHR is one the well known and popularly used EHR systems in the US. It has most of the functions that are needed for outpatient care, computerized order entry system, and data data entry for meaningful use. The consultants from Cerner are hard-working, knowledgable, and deal with issues in a prompt manner.
Although it is a production system, it used to be so slow and physicians complain about ordering time takes up to 10 seconds. Citrix based desktop is slow. User interface and layout of components in Physician workflow is not intuitive and hard to learn. Overall it results in longer data entry time and takes physicians' time to talk to patients.