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Cerner PowerChart

Cerner PowerChart is a clinical health information system used at BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre (C&W).

Cerner PowerChart is the primary place to view patient lab results, radiology results and reports, and to edit and sign transcribed documents. At this time, Powerchart is only available at C&W.

The best way to understand PowerChart, and what it can do for your research, is to take the LearningHub courses.

If you work at C&W, but are not a researcher or research staff member, please see the C&W Cerner Course Requirements for Access* page.

*Available only to staff and affiliates with access to PHSA POD (password protected).

Do you need access to PowerChart?

Studies that have been reviewed and approved by the C&W Research Ethics Board (REB) may require access to information held in Powerchart.

You may need access to Powerchart if you are:

  • part of a clinical trial team;
  • conducting observational real-time clinical research; or
  • needing retrospective data from labs or transcriptions from July 1, 2014 onwards

You will not need access to Powerchart if you are:

  • conducting retrospective research; and
  • do not need labs or transcriptions data dated after July 1, 2014

Instead, apply for access to EVE*. EVE (Electronic Viewer for Everyone) is the 'view only' legacy system for historical lab results and transcribed reports before June 24, 2014.

Requesting Access

Your manager or supervisor must submit a request on your behalf. You cannot submit a request for your own access.

Please note that a request will only be considered if the PI or Co-PI for the study is listed as the approver.

Please note: For CST Cerner access please email your questions to:

  1. Complete a Network Account eForm request if the User does not have an existing network account.

  2. For new staff, students and clinical research trainees, send the required LearningHub training information prior to their arrival so that it can be completed in advance. This will help ensure accounts can be activated on their first day.

  3. Complete a Cerner and EHealth Viewer Account eForm  to request new, modify or delete accounts for: Cerner, eHealth Viewer (CareConnect), EVE.

    • Make sure to specify Clinical Research and describe what components of Powerchart are needed (e.g. registration and scheduling to track patient visits; lab reports for clinical trial).

  4. Email a copy of the applicable C&W Research Ethics Board (REB) study approval to and for the enrolment team requests, i.e. added as a Team Member to the study in UBC RISE, forward copy of Ethics Certificate to

  5. Once approved, provide the account login details to the User.


For Students and Clinical Research Trainees, see Prepare for your Practicum.

For Clinical Research Staff:

  1. Read the following policies:
  2. Complete the following LearningHub courses:
  3. Once you receive your login credentials, you can log into Cerner.
  4. For more information, please visit research staff page. 

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