Cerner Upgrade Saturday, May 6


On Saturday, May 6, 2017, The Medical Foundation (TMF) plans to perform a Cerner Millennium system production code upgrade. Please note this will be a planned downtime from 9:00 a.m. EDT to 6:00 p.m. EDT, however, TMF will make every effort to shorten this timeframe if possible.

During TMF production downtime:

    Continue sending specimens and/or transmitting electronic orders as you normally would.

    Except for specimens that can’t be held due to stability, TMF will temporarily hold received specimens for further processing until Millennium is back up. STAT orders will be treated as such.

    Interfaced orders to – and results from – Millennium will queue in TMF’s interface engine.

    SB OnLine will not be down. Orders can still be placed, but they will queue in TMF’s interface engine. Results completed prior to the downtime will be accessible. New results will queue in the interface engine.

What to expect after today:

    An update notice will be posted on a few days before Saturday, May 6.

    A final update notice will be posted on and on SB OnLine when Millennium is back up on Saturday, May 6.

Please distribute this notice within your organization as appropriate and contact us at (574) 236-7263 or at (800) 950-7263 if you have questions.

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