Empower ED™

2014 Edition ONC Certified EHR for Emergency Departments of Any Size

Empower ED™ is the Joint Commission acclaimed, ONC Certified Comprehensive Emergency Department Information System that ensures 100% User Acceptance and Meaningful Use Compliance. The stunning user-friendliness and limited training required enables physicians and nurses to be not only proficient, but skilled almost immediately.


The needs of an Emergency Department vary greatly from the rest of the hospital. As such, Empower ED™ replicates the existing ED workflow and offers intuitive documentation strategies designed for fast-paced, high-acuity patient encounters.

Product Features

Compelling Reasons Why Clients Choose the Empower ED™ Product

Compelling User Acceptance

As ED leadership knows all too well, if an Electronic Health Record slows down documentation of patient care either at the bedside or at the end of a shift, both physicians and nurses will logically request technology alternatives. Empower ED™ users are proficient on Day One and hone their skills faster than with competing products.

Fully Comprehensive

Many EHR solutions provide robust functionality, but often don't allow for comprehensive documentation of the full continuum of care within the ED. Empower ED™ requires comprehensive documentation on every patient chart, every time. This supports expert patient care and reduces liability.

Designed by Clinicians

Despite the best intentions, non-clinical programmers simply cannot replicate the subtle workflow needs of an ED clinicians. Empower ED™ was developed and continues to be led by practicing Board Certified physicians and registered nurses. This translates to the most user-friendly, intuitive EHR available to ED users today.

Proven ROI

The combination of 2014 Edition ONC Complete EHR Certification with 100% User Acceptance on Day one translates to fully comprehensive documentation and a more efficient Emergency Department. ROI is attained by complete, accurate billing, delivery of efficient patient care documentation, and successful MU attestation.

What Physicians Love

Empower ED™ is the Joint Commission acclaimed, ONC Certified Comprehensive EHR that Guarantees 100% User Acceptance and Meaningful Use Compliance. The stunning user-friendliness and limited training required enables physicians to be not only proficient, but skilled in no time.

100% User Acceptance

Empower ED™ is built by clinicians, for clinicians. Its intuitive technology mirrors physicians’ thought process and workflow. All tables come pre-built with clinical language personalized for the needs of each Emergency Department.

Meaningful Use Compliance

Compliance is truly attainable with empowerED‘s ONC Certified technology and Meaningful Use Threshold reports. Users can track, in real-time, aspects of workflow that meet, or are lacking, in Clinical Core Measure compliance.

CPOE + Interfaces

CPOE, ADT, and Results Interfaces are deployed on Day One of GoLive and interact seamlessly with ANY Core Hospital Information System (HIS).

Patient Tracking

The Empower ED™ patient tracker monitors all patients’ movement and status throughout the ED in real time. The Empower ED™ tracker adapts to the workflow of your facility, with customized views for your staff.

Physician Notes

The entire physician clinical note is captured by the time your patient is dispositioned/discharged. No more unfinished charts! Empower ED™ captures 100% of clinical info to ensure a complete medical record.

Discharge Instructions

Discharge instructions auto-print in the patient’s native language (captured in Triage), including prescriptions and PCP information. Our professional partnership with ExitCare® offers expanded ONC Certified content as desired.

What Nurses Love

Empower ED™ is the Joint Commission acclaimed, ONC Certified Comprehensive EHR that ensures 100% User Acceptance and Meaningful Use Compliance. The stunning user-friendliness and limited training required enables nurses to be not only proficient, but skilled in no time.

Best Practices

Empower ED™ was developed by industry leaders and experts in Emergency Medicine, committed to Best Practices in all areas of ER workflow, patient care, and documentation.

Government Compliance

Empower ED™ is an ONC Certified EHR and the only EDIS to be recognized in a Joint Commission publication as a “success story and role model” (Accreditation Issues for Emergency Departments, Chapter 9). Empower ED™ guarantees support for ongoing Joint Commission Core Measures compliance.

Patient Tracking

Monitor all patients’ movement and status throughout the ED in real-time. The patient tracker is on all user computers, and a large LCD screen for team use.

Efficient Triage

Triage is the heart of the Empower ED™ chart. As soon as a patient is entered, their past medical history is populated, including medications and allergies, allowing the Triage nurse to edit or update the information for increased speed and accuracy.

Nursing Notes

The entire nurse clinical note is captured in Empower ED™ for a complete, compliant medical record for every patient.

Smart Personalization

Empower will make unlimited table additions and personalize Empower ED™ to your preferred medical language.

What IT Departments Love

Empower ED™ is the Joint Commission acclaimed, ONC Certified Comprehensive EHR that Guarantees 100% User Acceptance and Meaningful Use Compliance. The stunning user-friendliness and streamlined programming architecture make support, maintenance, and personalization directly within the control of I.T. leadership.

Stable Microsoft SQL Platform

Empower Inpatient + Ambulatory™ is built on an open systems architecture as a philosophical basis for the future of Healthcare IT. SQL is an incredibly robust, stable database that can store almost unlimited information. Proprietary systems, on the other hand, are not as stable, are more difficult and expensive to maintain, and require more downtime, unlike Empower, which requires almost no downtime.

Efficient Integration

Empower uses as few hospital resources as possible, requiring only 20 to 40 hours of work for all interfaces. Empower ED™ can integrate with any Core HIS system for use with ADT, CPOE, Results, Pharmacy, Medication Reconciliation, Vitals, Charge Capture, Transcription, and Final Chart Export.

Hardware & Software Flexibility

Empower ED™ works with virtually any Windows-based hardware, from desktops to wireless laptops to tablet PCs/iPads. Hardware selected by a hospital is a matter of user preference, depending on whether users prefer to point & click, tab, scroll, or employ touch screens.

Enterprise Capability

Non-redundant, seamless transfer of information between the ED, hospital inpatient units, physician offices, and hospital networks.

A Hands-Off Product

Empower ED™ requires very minimal upkeep by the IT department, meaning your staff can be involved as much or as little as they want.

24/7/365 Support

The Empower Partnership delivers unprecedented IT & Clinical Support 24/7/365 to ensure that we deliver on the promise of improved quality of care and patient satisfaction, reduced length of stay, and a truly integrated EHR. Empower Inpatient + Ambulatory™ also provides a seamless rollout of enhancements as the result of ongoing product development to constantly improve the product suite.

What Hospital Administrators Love

Make Empower ED™ the partner in your Emergency Department that will solve your problems and instill significant improvements: enhanced patient satisfaction and throughput, mandatory risk management, 100% government compliance, comprehensive clinical (MD & RN) documentation from door-to-discharge, integration with ANY Core HIS, unlimited real-time data accessibility, and a financial performance guaranteed to exceed your expectations.

Meaningful Use Compliant

Empower ED™ is a 2014 Edition ONC Certified EHR with a proven track record support clients in successfully meeting Meaningful Use attestation objectives. Empower ED™ clients have benefitted from all ONC compliance aspects from Stage 1 to Stage 2 and beyond.

Financial Performance

Rapid cost recovery of all Empower ED™ expenditures (License, Maintenance, Hardware). Average recovery of 5-year total cost of ownership is 6 months depending upon ED volume and payor mix. Empower sites report an average of 25% lost charges pre-Empower. Accurate Level of Service to Eliminate Down-Coding. Accurate (increased) Level of Service means proven increased collections.

Administrative Reports & Data Mining

Data Warehouse containing 100% of Clinical Data. Unlimited Data Mining and Administrative Reports (MUAM, Operational Performance Indicators, Key Performance Indicators, Quality Assurance, etc.) Consolidated Reporting between Multiple Facilities

Best Clinical Practices

100% Usage by Clinicians 24/7 from Day One. Sophisticated system with Smart Technology on the back-end, and a User-Friendly front-end. Incredible Ease-of-Use with formal training of Less than One Hour. Supports individual hospital’s Clinical Pathways and other Quality of Care Initiatives Customization to Hospital & Personalization to individual Clinical Users.

Enhanced Patient Safety

Dramatic Improvement in Patient Throughput. Significant Decrease in Door-to-Doc Times. Mandatory Risk Management for Abnormal Vital Signs, High-Risk Chief Complaints, etc. Improved Patient Satisfaction Scores and Clinician Satisfaction.

Overlay Solution for Any Core HIS

Empower ED™ can function as a technological layer residing atop any existing Core HIS. Many administrators select this option to address common shortfall in their existing Core HIS which are not designed for the unique environment of the ED.

Compelling User-Friendliness + Proven ROI

Empower ED™ creatives a positive impact on day one of GoLive. With stunning user-friendliness, fully comprehensive documentation workflow, and proven compliance support, it is the logical solution for an ED of virtually any size.

This Complete EHR is 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

  • VENDOR NAME: EmpowerSystems™
  • DATE CERTIFIED: 7/18/14
  • PRODUCT NAME & VERSION: EmpowerInpatient+Ambulatory Version 1.1.57
  • CMS: 30000001TMWTEAS
  • PRACTICE TYPE: Inpatient
  • ADDITIONAL SOFTWARE: ConnectEHR, CQMsolution, PresenTense Time Client