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ROI / Cost (care and feeding)

Cerner doesn’t have a huge oncology team. But I have noticed this year that Cerner is really trying...

Nov 2020
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Nurse

Service and Support

Cerner is looking at a bigger picture with the system, but it doesn’t include fixing the little...

Nov 2020
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CMIO

Service and Support

Cerner’s support is not bad. The product hasn’t changed a ton, and there are a lot of people who...

Oct 2020
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CMIO

Functionality and Upgrades

The system hasn’t changed too much over the years. There has not been much improvement. We still...

Oct 2020
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Manager

Service and Support

Cerner has been supportive through the COVID-19 crisis. We haven't really had anything that we...

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Manager

Relationship

As far as I know, using PowerChart Oncology is our long-term plan. We would hesitantly buy it again....

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Manager

Implementation and Training

Our consultants were very available during the implementation. They tried everything that they...

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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

There are plenty of improvements I would like for the product. We do not have a lot of ambulatory...

Oct 2020
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

Cerner has leveraged and maximized the functionality from its core platform for the sake of oncology...

Oct 2020
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

The system has to cross different encounters or spaces. Cerner has done a lot of what they can do...

Oct 2020
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

If I order a chemotherapy regimen in the system, I am presented with cycles of chemotherapy. In...

Oct 2020
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

We have to be intentional with the system if something gets changed in a cycle or regimen. There are...

Oct 2020
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Manager

Future Outlook

We haven’t used Cerner for radiation oncology. In theory, when a medical oncologist orders...

Oct 2020
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Manager

Other Observations & Comments

I would buy PowerChart Oncology again just because it matches our EHR. Without having that EHR, I...

Oct 2020
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Manager

ROI / Cost (care and feeding)

Historically, Cerner has wanted to charge for every little thing. Right now, there is some...

Oct 2020
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Manager

Service and Support

The outcomes are based on how well our patients do, including the timeliness of getting them treated...

Oct 2020
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Manager

Service and Support

With Cerner, there is a heavy focus on customer-based teams and whether they disseminate information...

Oct 2020
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Manager

Lessons Learned

Cerner shows us what upgrades are coming and how we can plan for things in the road map. They do...

Oct 2020
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Manager

Implementation and Training

Cerner sends people to train who don’t always know the pitfalls of their product. So I have had...

Oct 2020
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

The system does a good job organizing client groups for collaboration and networking.

Jun 2020
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Manager

Service and Support

Support from Cerner in terms of oncology personnel is excellent. If we have any questions, we reach...

Jun 2020
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Manager

Service and Support

If we find some sort of production issue or an issue in our testing for code upgrades or package...

Jun 2020
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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

Cerner’s upgrade process is not great, but I don’t know whether that is because of our IT department...

Jun 2020
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Director

Implementation and Training

There is no ongoing training. Cerner trained our staff in the beginning, and we don’t really...

Jun 2020
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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

I picked up the system fairly quickly. We were able to train doctors fairly easily. I give the ease...

Jun 2020
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Director

Relationship

Our ongoing support is from our local IT department. We don’t have ongoing support from Cerner. The...

Jun 2020
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Director

Implementation and Training

My suggestion to the vendor would be to prepare people to know how much the on-site staff...

Jun 2020
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Director

Service and Support

The vendor has supported us during the COVID-19 crisis. We haven’t required Cerner’s assistance. We...

Jun 2020
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Manager

Interfacing and Integration

I would buy the product again since it is integrated with our EMR. The product works as designed. It...

May 2020
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

The vendor sort of keeps their promises for the product. Although they have made some enhancements...

May 2020
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Manager

ROI / Cost (care and feeding)

For the most part, all of our costs are wrapped in. I would say the vendor avoids charging for every...

May 2020
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Manager

Implementation and Training

I would rate the initial implementation and the initial project team we had extremely low, but as...

May 2020
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

Ordering chemo in the system is hard in general. The doctors claim it takes them longer than it did...

May 2020
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Manager

Technology

There is a lack of specialty content, and that would be something that would be a tremendous help...

May 2020
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Manager

Other Observations & Comments

The biggest thing Cerner could do is they could really engage the end users and providers who are...

May 2020
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Manager

Other Observations & Comments

Cerner is very good about focusing on KPIs, and they execute on things well. Sometimes Cerner...

May 2020
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Manager

Relationship

The vendor has been available during the COVID-19 crisis. We built all of our COVID-19 things...

May 2020
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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

What I like about the solution is the ease of use. It is highly customizable. However, experience...

May 2020
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Director

Lessons Learned

The oncology software industry is fairly new. When we committed to the product several years ago, I...

May 2020
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Director

Service and Support

The support people I have been assigned to from Cerner have been excellent. In the past, the...

May 2020
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Director

Implementation and Training

There are some workflows that the frontline staff members don’t seem to understand. I went back and...

Apr 2020
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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

A few things with the workflow could be more intuitive. But overall, the solution is good; it is...

Apr 2020
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Director

Interfacing and Integration

The staging module is not as incorporated as well as we would like it to be. Right now, there is an...

Apr 2020
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Director

Relationship

The vendor takes the time to listen to end users and hear what their priorities are. The Commission...

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Director

Relationship

I have a great relationship with our account representative. I can call or email at any time to run...

Apr 2020
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Director

Relationship

The vendor has been responsive in focusing and trying to prioritize things. Oncology is one...

Apr 2020
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Director

Service and Support

The monthly conference calls with end users are very good to have, especially if people are new to...

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Director

Relationship

We have gotten good support from the vendor with the COVID-19 situation. For the PowerChart Oncology...

Apr 2020
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Director

Relationship

Cerner has been fairly responsive to issues with enhancements or workflows that the physicians have...

Apr 2020
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CMIO

Functionality and Upgrades

I like being able to do chemotherapy within PowerChart Oncology instead of having to keep things on...

Mar 2020
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CMIO

Functionality and Upgrades

When a physician has a multiple-visit, multiple-dose plan of chemotherapy for a patient, the...

Mar 2020
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Nurse

Relationship

Cerner released some things recently to assist their clients. They created a Cerner module for...

Mar 2020
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Nurse

Other Observations & Comments

For the most part, our experience with the system has been good. Oncology is such a specific...

Mar 2020
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Nurse

Relationship

For the most part, Cerner attempts to keep all their promises. Some things just take longer than...

Mar 2020
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Nurse

Other Observations & Comments

If we were only on Cerner products, my answer to whether the vendor supports our integration and...

Mar 2020
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Nurse

Other Observations & Comments

I don’t feel like I get a big picture idea of what is going to be in an upgrade. I get nitpicky...

Mar 2020
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Nurse

Interfacing and Integration

Cerner integrated other products into their system. They acquired different systems, but there isn’t...

Mar 2020
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Nurse

Other Observations & Comments

The people that work on the application are coming up with new functionality, but they aren’t...

Mar 2020
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Nurse

Functionality and Upgrades

Cerner needs to streamline where we can find information because there are so many places to find...

Mar 2020
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Nurse

Functionality and Upgrades

Cerner has been working on a project with the NCCN for several years. If people buy the piece, they...

Mar 2020
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Nurse

Functionality and Upgrades

Cerner needs to fix the dosing calculator. It doesn’t function well, and it doesn’t carry forward...

Mar 2020
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Nurse

Functionality and Upgrades

To break out a dose into two syringes, we have to inject it into two different sites. The vendor...

Mar 2020
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Nurse

Functionality and Upgrades

The vendor hasn’t figured out a way to handle biosimilars in their order sets. We have had to add...

Mar 2020
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Nurse

Functionality and Upgrades

The oncology order sets are in sequenced orders, but other order sets are in clinical categories. If...

Mar 2020
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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

The way that the chemotherapy regimen orders are designed isn't very intuitive. Providers...

Mar 2020
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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

The product is an improvement over paper. However, it still isn't ideal for end users. We have had...

Mar 2020
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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

The consent process in the Cerner system isn't great. We have had to figure out our own way to add...

Mar 2020
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Director

Technology

The product is in its infancy. It is nice that we can have software for chemotherapy, but the...

Mar 2020
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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

The oncology flow sheet is great, and the end page is really good. The product is very specialized...

Mar 2020
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Manager

Relationship

Cerner makes a concerted effort to keep their promises. Oncology is a very complex clinical space....

Jan 2020
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Manager

Service and Support

I would rate Cerner’s support very high. They really work as hard as they can to make things work...

Jan 2020
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Manager

Relationship

Susan Stiles is over Cerner’s oncology service line. She is very engaged and wants to partner with...

Jan 2020
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Manager

Lessons Learned

I would recommend PowerChart Oncology. But I would just stress its limitations. Not every cancer...

Jan 2020
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Manager

Interfacing and Integration

I would like to see more integration with the different types of orders that can be experienced with...

Jan 2020
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Nurse

Future Outlook

As far as I know, PowerChart Oncology is part of our long-term plans, and I would be surprised if...

Dec 2019
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Nurse

Functionality and Upgrades

The vendor gives our team a heads-up when they come across issues. But other times, we go through an...

Dec 2019
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Nurse

Implementation and Training

When Cerner first presented PowerChart Oncology to us, the training went well, and they explained...

Dec 2019
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Nurse

Functionality and Upgrades

The solution is pretty true to what Cerner says it is. I am easily able to see anything that is...

Dec 2019
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Nurse

Relationship

The vendor doesn’t necessarily ask the right people about things before making changes. There have...

Dec 2019
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Nurse

Functionality and Upgrades

I think using the system is pretty easy; I don’t have any problems. There is nothing I do on a...

Dec 2019
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Nurse

Service and Support

There are support people who we know are going to be great. The vendor's system for support starts...

Dec 2019
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Nurse

Other Observations & Comments

I see the vendor's executives only when there is something major happening. We saw them a lot during...

Dec 2019
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