Cerner has distributed a priority review flash notification july 26, 2007 to all potentially impacted client sites.
The software notification includes a description of the issue and an interim workflow adjustment to prevent the malfunction.
Additionally, a script was provided to identify orders impacted by this issue.
A software modification has been developed and is available to address the issue for all sites that could be potentially impacted.
Cerner corporation considers this issue resolved and no further narrative is required for follow-up.
The issue involves the pharmacy medmanager functionality.
If the user performs a modify action on an order with an existing duration and duration unit, the order's stop date might not be recalculated.
Specifically, this occurs when only the duration value is changed prior to entering the original duration unit.
Pt care could be adversely affected, as medication therapy could be concluded prematurely or could last longer than intended based on the order details prior to the modification.
This issue can be avoided if the user performs a renew action instead of a modify action to change an order's duration.
If performing a modify action is required, users can manually set the stop date and time during the modify action.
Cerner received communication that a pt's surgery required rescheduling as a result of this issue.