The issue involves powerchart local access medication administration task, used when certain cerner millennium solutions are not available.
At powerchart local access sites that utilize coordinated universal time (utc) functionality, medication administration tasks might be displayed with incorrect times.
When a pt download occurs from cerner millennium servers to powerchart local access, and there is no cerner millennium application session active, powerchart local access adds or subtracts the number of hours equal to the time zone difference from greenwich mean time.
Scheduled medication administration tasks may show an incorrect administration time and the possibility exists for a pt to receive medications earlier or later than intended.
Since powerchart local access is a backup to a site's computer system, the clinician has no other source to view correct medication administration tasks.
Cerner has not been made aware of any adverse pt care events that resulted from this issue.