Cerner is the leading US supplier of health care information technology offering a unified suite of digital solutions that streamline clinical and administrative workflows enabling providers to care for their patients while managing business aspects.

PowerChart Ambulatory is Cerner’s EHR solution, ONC-ATCB and Meaningful Use Stage 1 and 2 certified, that caters to healthcare needs of clinicians working in large hospitals, ambulatory practices or primary care facilities. PowerChart Ambulatory’s clinical documentation tools set it apart from other competitors by providing benefits such as dynamic documentation, dragon voice recognition, document quality review, chart search, registry worklist, and natural language processing.

PowerChart Touch Ambulatory is the mobile EHR version that enables a seamless flow of information between the desktop and the smartphone/tablet.

The Practice Management software manages administrative operations such as registration, scheduling, patient tracking, patient accounting, and reporting. The EHR also easily integrates with the patient portal, HealtheLife, allowing patients to communicate with clinicians through secure messaging, change or book appointments, request refills, view/update clinical data and send files.  

Cerner price: Cerner pricing is available through a quote. You can request a quote for your practice by clicking the price button on this page.

Free trial: No

CEHRT: 2015

USP: Cerner has partnered with CoverMyMeds to indicate drug prices within the EMR. Such access to valuable pricing information gives healthcare providers the opportunity to provide their patients with up-to-date information on the most appropriate and cost-effective medications before they reach the pharmacy.

Technical Specifications: Cerner is a web-based application, and also runs on Android devices. 

Cerner PowerChart Software

Cerner PowerChart Software

Cerner PowerChart Software reviews

Overall Rating

53 Reviews

Excellent
30%
Good
45%
Average
20%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%

deserae

Greenbay Correctional facility

11-50 employees

June 2019

The simplest, yet.

Pros:
This product by far has to be the simplest. It is so easy and simple to use. It wouldn’t confuse much. It is a really great product and due to this system, my job has changed tremendously, and it has made my life a lot better now.

Cons:
This system requires a lot of clicking, even when you need to do simple tasks. It generally will take 4 to 5 clicks to get somewhere or do something. You would click at one option, then you click another option, then another, then another, then charts, click on save, refresh and then you get it done. A lot, I know.

Aaron

Encompass Health

1001-5000 employees

June 2019

Easily does everything

Pros:
It is easy to use. Gets the job done for you. It has all the basic features needed. Easy navigation and not much confusion. They haven’t added extra useless functions in this system, which makes things more easy to use and search information that is needed at a certain time or is requested. You won’t get lost in this system.

Cons:
There are a few features that if updated would be more appreciated like the charting feature. They could make the charting feature more user-friendly and to make it easy for us to share it with other health professionals.

Rachael

Jackson Health System

5,001-10,000 employees

June 2019

EMR

Pros:
It is a great EMR product as it offers all the functionalities that are generally needed by any practice. The system itself is quite intuitive. It wasn’t hard to learn the software, you can easily adapt to it. You can create your own templates with it, which is so amazing. Their own note templates are quite nice, and it is really nice that they provide it. They also have a medical reconciliation feature that is resourceful for new admissions.

Cons:
It is good software, but I do wish that it has some other features as well that were more easy to use like patient assessment and the I’s and O’s.

Adam

Atrium Health (Formerly known as Carolinas Healthcare System)

10,000+ employees

May 2019

Well-planned but tiresome.

Pros:
I am able to manage my time with this system, due to its feature of generating scores for particular diagnostics. It is easy to use, and I do like that this system does not restrict you to any number of tabs to be opened, you can open all that are needed at a certain time or during my shift. It doesn’t require you to type a lot, most of the things can be done with just a few clicks and is so easy and saves a lot of time.

Cons:
There are days when you just don’t feel like using the system or doing any work or tasks by it and wish it never existed, but probably that’s just me. There are so many things that are repetitive in this system and they need to do something about it, it gets frustrating. And you can’t leave your desk without saving things as all your data gets lost if you leave it for a while, which is very annoying. The need to make a user-friendly save button.

Anonymous

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10,000+ employees

May 2019

Easy coding

Pros:
We were able to code patient charts with this product which helped us save a lot of our time of training on different patient charts. This is a great product for easy coding. I really like it. With this system it is easy to carry or get information of patients from different software. You can switch between patient types easily as well. It is a great product and will help people who want to code it.

Cons:
The only flaw that I noticed about this product is that it sometimes experiences downtime, so you’re unable to work and get any of the tasks done.

Crystal

Medical Practice

10,000+ employees

April 2019

Amazing software. A lifesaver

Pros:
I absolutely love working with Cerner software at the hospital. It is extremely easy to operate and very efficient, I wish my present workplace used it too. The integration this software introduced was a game changer. It facilitates communication between different departments and the patients which prove to be highly beneficial.

Cons:
The system sometimes exhibited lagging which ended up in window crashing and all progress would be lost. That was a little inconvenient. Everything else worked just fine.

Ethan

Northside Hospital

5001-10000 employees

April 2019

Among the bests

Pros:
Cerner PowerChart works brilliantly for all our emr needs. Albeit, there is room for some improvements but it still provides great value for the money spent. All the data is stored in a comprehensive suite, easily accessible at any point from any encounters. A lot of scope for customization, according to each provider’s preferences and credentials so everyday working is made simple and more efficient.

Cons:
The system is quite easy to navigate but there are some features that aren’t entirely intuitive and require some extra workaround. Multiple frequently used functions require too many clicks to get the task done every time. There is an obvious lack of correspondence among FirstNet and PowerChart which is troublesome. It would be decent if graphs opened through FirstNet opened PowerChart as opposed to a different program of FirstNet.

Taylor

Care Coordinator

51-200 employees

April 2019

Easy to learn and user-friendly

Pros:
Cerner systems have a lot to offer in the tech healthcare space. The software is specifically designed to provide easy usage to healthcare workers with maximum efficiency. Access to patient data for any provider within the network is super convenient. We use this platform to document patient demographic information, treatment notes, and assessments.

Cons:
Working in a community-based program, it is difficult to share data with providers outside our agency. It is a little inconvenient for us since we are not always in the office to have direct access to the system.

Courtney

Indiana University

10,000+ employees

April 2019

Robust and efficient. Highly recommended

Pros:
Cerner software introduces a great deal of ease into everyday charting and scheduling with minimum effort. The system facilitates quick and easy access to any type and size of information you need to retrieve, placing or canceling orders is hassle-free. the software has a number of built-in tools to help with reporting. Plenty of customization options. I absolutely love Cerner and recommend other hospitals to use it.

Cons:
Can be extremely slow at times. Unwarranted sudden time outs are a nuisance.

Kirk

Physicians Group of Utah

1001-5000 employees

March 2019

Nice and helpful EMR design

Pros:
I love how flexible the software is designed to be. However, it does take some time to get the hang of things, but once you do, it proves to be an indispensable tool. The flawless user-interface with the dragon speech-to-text dictation makes charting a breeze. I can testify to the significant time I save while charting as compared to my prior experience with EHRs.

Cons:
The pages can often exhibit cluttering which tends to be confusing and inconceivable.

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