National Product Council
The CD BIO team has joined forces with the National Product Council to provide expert technical advice to the vendor selection process. The CD BIO teams, including Nursing Informatics and Solutions Consulting, have joined core groups and SSTs to evaluate vendors and assess their ability to be integrated into the Kaiser Permanente IT environment. Typical areas of assessment are network compatibility, security, reports functionality, KP HealthConnect integration, and other areas specific to the device under consideration. Recent examples of this partnership are the selection of the new OB Data Management vendor and the evaluation of a new PCA/PCEA IV pump vendor. In addition, the NFS BIO has created a Kaiser Permanente IT standards document, which is now supplied to vendors to help them understand Kaiser Permanente’s technical requirements.