Cerner PowerChart Ambulatory EHR Features

Cerner PowerChart Ambulatory EHR

Practice management and EHR software

3.82/5 (138 reviews)

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Clinical Care
Coding Assistance
Compliance Management
Compliance Tracking
Confirmation/Reminders
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Order Management
Patient Intake
Patient Portal
Patient Records Management
Patient Scheduling
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Point of Care System
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API
Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Appointment Management
Appointment Scheduling
Assessment Management
Billing & Invoicing
CNA Tracking
Calendar Management
Charting
Claims Management
Claims Scrubbing
Clinical Care
Coding Assistance
Compliance Management
Compliance Tracking
Confirmation/Reminders
Customizable Forms
Customizable Reports
Customization
Document Management
Document Storage
E-Prescribing
EMR/EHR
Exercise Library
For Nursing Homes
For Physical Therapy
Forms Management
Geriatric Care
HIPAA Compliant
Insurance Management
MDS Review
Meaningful Use Certified
Medical Billing
Multi-Location
Multi-Provider Practice
ONC-ATCB Certified
One-to-One Messaging
Online Forms
Order Management
Patient Intake
Patient Portal
Patient Records Management
Patient Scheduling
Payment Processing
Point of Care System
Practice Management
Progress Notes
Remote Treatment Plans
Reporting/Analytics
SOAP notes
Self Service Portal
Summary Reports
Surveys & Feedback
Task Management
Treatment Planning
Video Conferencing
Voice Recognition
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API
Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Appointment Management
Appointment Scheduling
Assessment Management
Billing & Invoicing
CNA Tracking
Calendar Management
Charting
Claims Management
Claims Scrubbing
Clinical Care
Coding Assistance
Compliance Management
Compliance Tracking
Confirmation/Reminders
Customizable Forms
Customizable Reports
Customization
Document Management
Document Storage
E-Prescribing
EMR/EHR
Exercise Library
For Nursing Homes
For Physical Therapy
Forms Management
Geriatric Care
HIPAA Compliant
Insurance Management
MDS Review
Meaningful Use Certified
Medical Billing
Multi-Location
Multi-Provider Practice
ONC-ATCB Certified
One-to-One Messaging
Online Forms
Order Management
Patient Intake
Patient Portal
Patient Records Management
Patient Scheduling
Payment Processing
Point of Care System
Practice Management
Progress Notes
Remote Treatment Plans
Reporting/Analytics
SOAP notes
Self Service Portal
Summary Reports
Surveys & Feedback
Task Management
Treatment Planning
Video Conferencing
Voice Recognition
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Cerner PowerChart Ambulatory EHR Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Cerner PowerChart Ambulatory EHR's features:

KRENCISWEL D.

Excellent

2018-02-15

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

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Tara H.

Easiness compared to other products

2019-08-27

Pros

Compared to other medical management systems, I believe this one is the most simple ones.

Cons

Also, it would be nice if certain document notes when created would populate as a New notification.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Mar T.

A bit complicated

2020-08-20

Still navigating my way through it but it still seems a bit complicated

Pros

Calendar and patient appointments are easy to manage.

Cons

Very complicated to navigate through as compared to other medical record systems I’ve used

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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Lauren R.

Tough to use for physical therapists

2021-04-13

The software is an electronic medical record software that leaves a little bit to be desired especially compared to some of the other EMR choices out there.

Pros

I understand where everything is located, and the multi-patient task list makes things easy to find in the course of my day.

Cons

I do not like that my patients will "fall off" My list if they are off the unit or floor, which makes it very easy to miss people.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Nicolas D.

Extremely poor value for the money

2016-10-18

Later on when we were eventually able to e-prescribe non-controlled substances still we were forced to get a NY State waiver for controlled substances because the company couldn't get it resolved in more than a month longer.

Pros

Easier to write progress notes.

Cons

What I wrote about e-prescribe.

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

0/10

Recommendations to others considering Cerner PowerChart Ambulatory EHR

Don't buy it!

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Hospital & Health Care company, 10001+ employees)

Cross functional amazing

2018-10-10

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.

Cons

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

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Ashley M.

Efficient EMR program; User friendly!

2020-01-17

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.

Pros

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!

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Hospital & Health Care company, 201-500 employees)

Ok EMR

2020-06-28

Cerner allows my organization to chart for patients securely.

Pros

Cerner has uses for every teams dicipline and it certainly does it's job for patients electronic medical chart.

Cons

Cerner's interface is clunky and things seem to be scattered about everywhere.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Kurt V.

Cerner REview

2016-11-16

I used cerner for medical records charting while work in a mental health service.

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Source: Capterra
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Adam T.

Organized, but repetitive.

2019-05-29

Overall it wasn't a hassle and made each day better with it's ease of use. Some days you feel like there's just so much to be done through it and you wish it didn't exist but that's part of what you sign up for in nursing!

Pros

I liked the ease of use and how it allowed for enough tabs for all my patient's charts during any shift.

Cons

It also times out after a while, which was unfortunate for those days when charting seems to take forever and you leave your desk by a patient or coworker and if not promptly resumed you lose what you were working on, had it not been saved.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Hospital & Health Care company, 501-1000 employees)

Medical Charting

2019-07-16

Overall, PowerChart is a good software for medical charting.

Pros

PowerChart allows for quick access to all of the important information needed regarding patients. It is easy to use and great for documenting.

Cons

This slows down the work day and ability to chart efficiently.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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KRISTEN W.

easy to use!

2018-11-27

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.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Health, Wellness and Fitness company, 10001+ employees)

Great Product for Easy Coding

2019-05-23

Because of Cerner EHR we are able to code all types of outpatient charts allowing employees in different functions all to use the same product which allows for less training time.

Pros

This software allows user to easily switch between patient types in the electronic health record and carries over information from other softwares easily.

Cons

The functionality of this software experiences downtime occasionally.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Ethan G.

Cerner PowerChart Review

2019-04-29

Overal Cerner PowerChart satisfies electronic medical record needs well with a few areas of improvement.

Pros

Cerner PowerChart provides a comprehensive location for all medical information.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Hospital & Health Care company, 10001+ employees)

Powerchart review

2019-02-08

Once you learn Cerner Powerchart, it is a great software, very user friendly, organized, easy to navigate.

Pros

Search buttons within patients charts are also very useful when learning more about their medical and medication history.

Cons

Frequent software updates are often times less useful and more confusing than previous version, takes some time to learn and get used to it. In some cases support team needs to be contacted to reverse or modify new updates for software to be more user friendly. Occasionally there are problems with the serve, errors when logging in, which are addressed by support team in a timely matter.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Amelia D.

If a bit clunky, still a valuable product

2021-05-10

The software allows easy communication, document upload, and provider note taking.

Pros

Maneuvering between patients is easy and there are few chances at making HIPAA errors due to software.

Cons

Learning to manually alter settings takes some time and user know-how. Getting settings to stay over time can be difficult.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Health, Wellness and Fitness company, 1001-5000 employees)

Makes things easy

2019-09-07

It is a great place to compile all records and look up patient information when needed.

Pros

I am able to find patients easily, write clinic notes easily, and view past records easily.

Cons

You can only see up to 500 records before things start to disappear.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Not too bad of an EMR

2018-05-04

Pros

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Medical Practice company, 10001+ employees)

A good but not great medical record system

2019-09-09

No a system I would want to use on the day in and out, but it can get the job done!

Pros

I have used this software off and on throughout my medical education and I have found it is usually outdated in comparison to the other medical record softwares out there, like epic.

Cons

It is just honestly out dated and sub par for the general electronic medical record systems available to date.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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David R.

Easiest way to find patient information and keep it organized

2018-12-19

As someone who speaks with patients on the phone constantly, I find it useful to be able to open multiple Powerchart files at once.

Pros

This program makes it simple to find patient information in seconds and utilizes the ability to open multiple patients at the same time when things get frantic.

Cons

With that said, I believe there is simply a large learning curve for so much information and it will just take time - not really a fault in the service itself.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Miguel R.

Verified Reviewer

Functional Software that plays an important role in the healthcare field

2021-03-31

Overall, i have had a pleasant experience with this software, it is definitely user friendly and provides healthcare workers a variety of tools that make charting much easier.

Pros

It is a highly functional tool with multi faceted use.

Cons

In order for the software to function correctly, massive amount of updates need to happen monthly from the IT team in my organization. It can be very glitchy sometimes or freeze when there are large amount of information, for example, the MAR section freezes a lot. But other than that, it is highly functional and well developed software.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Enid G.

overall of power chart

2019-08-01

Pros

works well at times and provide the information that it's needed for patient info.

Cons

power chart could improve more with a newer software with my shortcut and easier finding.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Alex A.

Excellent for patient tracking!

2018-12-04

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Hospital & Health Care company, 1001-5000 employees)

Sometimes difficult to navigate

2018-12-05

Pros

PowerChart is a comprehensive electronic medical record powered through Cerner.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Hospital & Health Care company, 1001-5000 employees)

Better for nurses than for lab

2018-12-12

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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