PowerChart Basics for Clinical Users

PowerChart Basics for Clinical Users
The information within this reference is intended to provide a basic
understanding of PowerChart for users with CLINICAL access.
CLINICAL access allows the user READ ONLY access to information
within PowerChart.
Logging In ................................................................................................ 2
The PowerChart Organizer Window............................................................. 4
Opening a chart using the Find Patient Icon................................................. 5
Opening a Chart Using a Location List ......................................................... 6
The Patient Chart Tabs: Patient Information ............................................... 7
The Patient Chart Tabs: Clinical Notes ........................................................ 9
The Patient Chart Tabs: Form Browser ..................................................... 10
The Patient Chart Tabs: Flowsheet........................................................... 12
The Patient Chart Tabs: List View Flowsheet............................................. 14
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Logging In
1.
From your Windows Desktop, double-click on the PowerChart icon. (If
the icon is not found on the desktop, click the Start button, and select
Applications.)
The Novell Login vX.XX window will appear.
2.
The location “1. UMHS-Users Email ID” will appear by default. This
location is the most common for hospital and clinics employees. MU
students will need to change to location 3. To change the location, click
the down arrow to the right of the Location field, press the number of the
location desired from the keyboard, then press ENTER button on the
keyboard.
3.
Type in your EMAIL (Outlook) username in the Username field.
4.
Type in your EMAIL (Outlook) password in the Password field.
5.
Click the OK button.
The Cerner Login window will appear.
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6.
Type in your CERNER user name in the User Name field.
7.
Type your CERNER password in the Password field.
8.
“PROD” will appear in the Domain field. You cannot change this setting.
9.
Click the OK button.
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The PowerChart Organizer Window
The Organizer is the first window that appears when beginning a new
PowerChart session.
The PowerChart
Menu Bar
The Refresh
Button
The PowerChart
Tool Bar
The PowerChart Tool Bar displays clickable icons that perform many of the
functions in PowerChart. Some icons are common throughout PowerChart, while
others are specific to a particular tab or window. The commonly used icons are
shown below.
Find Patient
Print
Open Additional Chart
List Maintenance
Change User
Add Patient
Suspend Application
Remove Patient
Exit
Launch Clinical Calculator
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Opening a chart using the Find Patient Icon
1.
From the Organizer window, click on the Find Patient
icon.
The Patient Search window appears
2.
Enter the information that you are using to perform the search into the
appropriate field (ex: Name, MRN, SSN, or FIN NBR).
3.
Click on the Search button.
The search results will appear in the upper right panel. The lower panel
displays all encounters/financial numbers associated with the highlighted
patient in the upper right panel.
NOTE: If your access level allows ORDER ENTRY, you MUST select
the appropriate FIN number to open the patient chart. If your access
level is Clinical (read-only), then proceed to step 4.
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4.
Click the OK button.
The patient chart will open in an additional window.
Opening a Chart Using a Location List
If you are using a computer located in a UHC inpatient nursing unit, the Location
list for that unit will appear under your Patient List tab by default.
To open a patient chart from a list, double-click on the patient name within the
list. The patient chart will open in an additional window.
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The Patient Chart Tabs: Patient Information
The Patient Information tab is divided into three sub-tabs: Patient
Demographics, PPR Summary, and Visit List.
The Patient Demographics tab displays basic demographic information.
The PPR Summary tab maintains a list of all users who have a relationship with
the patient or have accessed the patient’s chart.
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The Visit List tab displays all visits (financial numbers) assigned to the current
patient. Each line represents a different encounter. The selected encounter
appears highlighted with an “X” in the Selected column.
To change to a different encounter, double-click on the encounter you would like
to select. (You may also right click on the highlighted encounter and select
Change encounter from the list that appears.)
Click Yes to change to the selected encounter.
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The Patient Chart Tabs: Clinical Notes
The Clinical Notes tab displays both electronically charted and transcribed
notes of physicians and other caregivers.
Navigator
Viewing Panel
By default, clinical notes within the Clinical Notes tab are organized by date.
To view a clinical note:
1.
Double click on the folder within the Navigator to the left that corresponds
with the date of the note.
2.
Double click on the note you would like to view.
The note will be displayed in the viewing panel.
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The Patient Chart Tabs: Form Browser
The Form Browser tab allows you to view and/or print details of any current
charted documentation that was entered on a form.
Banner Bar
Documentation within the Form Browser can be sorted by using the Sort by
drop down menu. There are four ways in which the information can be sorted:
By
By
By
By
the
the
the
the
date the data was charted on the form
name of the form
encounter – date
encounter – form
The date range of charted information displayed can also be changed. To
change the date range:
1.
Right click on the teal banner bar to
display the selection menu. Click on
Search Criteria.
3.
Enter the desired date range in the
fields provided and click OK.
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Viewing Form Data
Documented forms within the Form Browser will display with one of the
following status types:
Final – The form has been signed and is complete.
Modified – The form has been modified and signed again.
In Progress – The form is not yet complete or signed.
To view form data:
1.
From the Form Browser tab, highlight the form you would like to view
by clicking on it.
2.
Right-click on the form and select View from the menu that appears.
(Double clicking the selected form will also open the form in View mode.)
The selected form will be displayed with the charted information.
Note: You cannot change or modify any information within the form using the
View function.
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The Patient Chart Tabs: Flowsheet
The Flowsheet tab organizes clinical data including laboratory tests, radiology
reports, dictated documents and information charted on forms.
Search Criteria Bar
Lab values that are critical, high, or low are identified with the letter C, H, or L
next to the value.
To view results by category:
Click on the result category on the left side of the screen to bring the
category to the top of the list OR click the checkboxes next to the result
category to remove the checkmark and hide the unwanted results.
To review results by time frame:
Right click on the search criteria bar to display the selection menu. Click
on Change Search Criteria. Then click the circle next to Clinical Range.
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Enter the desired date range in the fields provided and click OK.
To view the details of a result, double-click the result. The Result Detail window
is displayed.
To graph a numeric result or results:
1.
Click on the box next to the result name(s) you would like to see graphed
to select that result. (You may select up to 8 results.)
2.
Click on the Graph icon.
The graphed results are displayed in the Flowsheet Graph window.
(Click Combine to see combine multiple graphs into one.)
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The Patient Chart Tabs: List View Flowsheet
The List View Flowsheet tab provides an alternative view of the patient’s
clinical data. Just as with the Flowsheet tab, data can be viewed by time frame
by changing the search criteria within the search criteria bar (see page 17).
To view individual result details, double-click on the desired result.
NOTE: Result Details may only be viewed from the List View format of the
flowsheet. Document View will not allow result details to be displayed.
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