Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Beverly Hills, California USA, Allied Identity, a founding member of the Vaxtrac Coalition, today announced that its platform is now in conformance with the EU-European Council’s
regulation on a Digital Green Health Certificate and the World Health Organization’s data elements standards. These standards, developed by the European Union and the World Health Organization govern the adoption of a common set of information that can be presented to show proof of immunity, a vaccination, or a test. Just as the paper-based International Certificate of Vaccination and Prophylaxis (Yellow Card) provided for proof of yellow fever and other vaccinations, this newer information set is designed to be fraud-proof and digital in its core format.
There are many “health passport” solutions that have been proposed and piloted in the market. None of these conform with these new standards and the data models are often ill-defined.
All immunization systems and accompanying credentials need to support strong binding to a trusted identity, authentication without dependence on or connectivity to the internet, and privacy-protected data that is in the control of the end-user. The Vaxtrac platform is available today and is built on these principles.
The Vaxtrac platform also supports inclusivity by providing credentials that work across all domains and in developing nations. The credentials can be deployed in three formats: paper, mobile health wallets (phone apps), and as a travel card that meets the ICAO 9303 standards and requires no hardware changes to immigration systems currently in place globally. Additionally, the Vaxtrac platform provides governments with strong anonymous information for public health policy.
Vaxtrac is a set of modular solutions from best-of-breed experienced suppliers that provide a complete end-to-end solution or individual modules to supplement a government’s existing infrastructure. It is built by design for interoperability using the CDC 4.0 core data elements, HL7 and ICD data descriptors and standards from ICAO 9303, and many ISO standards around authentication, encryption, and data integrity. The platform is also HIPAA, SOC-2, and GDPR compliant.
Protected by SICPA CERTUS with a KSI blockchain trust anchor, the Vaxtrac certificates can be easily verified anywhere, on or offline. This trust anchor establishes the validity of the healthcare event and is based on the only EU-certified blockchain technology. The Vaxtrac/CERTUS trust anchor enables the data to be used with absolute confidence. The platform provides a complete vaccination chain of trust management, including real-time data regarding the supply chain and how many tests or vaccines have been used and administered.
About the Vaxtrac Coalition
The coalition was formed by three globally recognized market leaders with over 400 years of collective government service and credentialing experience. The purpose is to offer best-of-breed solutions around the holistic management of healthcare data from supply chain management to testing and vaccination events. The platform can be deployed as an end-to-end solution or in modules. It is designed to improve short- and long-term population health with simple overlays or changes to existing infrastructure and the implementation of secure fraud-proof health certificates in three formats. Vaxtrac is defended by 22 patents and the blended architecture of currently deployed healthcare identities and emergency management software plus a 21st-century identity management platform.
About Allied Identity
Allied Identity makes governments and organizations smarter by providing fundamental software components to ensure the absolute identity of people and assets. Allied Identity secures these identities for specific uses, ensuring the proper allocation of resources and enabling genuine transaction integrity across all domains. The Allied Identity Platform Suite provides strong certified credentials, eSignatures, and authentication mechanisms that work together to enable every process step in a strong Identity Ecosystem. These activities radically improve healthcare, emergency services, and benefit distributions.
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In the fight against COVID-19 and other communicable diseases, the Vaxtrac solution will help facilitate a safe return to normal by modernizing the record-keeping and credentials for vaccinations and testing.
December 18, 2020 – Today, Allied Identity announced the launch of Vaxtrac, a comprehensive vaccination management and credentialing platform designed to aid in the local, national and international response to COVID-19 and other communicable diseases. Vaxtrac uses SICPA’s proprietary CERTUS™ service in order to ensure the security of vaccination records and credentials.
Today, outdated vaccination management systems and non-secure credentials – like local Immunization Information Systems (IIS), the legacy paper-based “Yellow Card,” and new paper-based COVID cards – make it difficult for governments and public health officials to effectively use individual vaccination information to provide appropriate care and control the spread of infectious diseases, especially in an era of increased global mobility and rising population density. In the face of global pandemics like COVID-19, the lack of secure, reliable, connected data poses a direct risk to the health of individuals, communities, and entire countries.
Representing a groundbreaking effort to bring together proven technologies and approaches to addressing this urgent challenge, Vaxtrac enables a real-time, holistic view of population health by providing strong data validation, giving individuals control of their own records, and removing fraud from the system. Vaxtrac allows for secure, universal access to individual testing and vaccination credentials issued only by authorized healthcare providers; seamless independent verification; and real-time updates to relevant information.
SICPA’s CERTUS™ MyHealth Pass sits at the heart of Vaxtrac to generate a blockchain-protected digital seal that ensures credentials are tied to a unique identity, cannot be tampered with, and can be confidently verified by anyone ensuring greater transparency and preventing potentially dangerous efforts to mislead public health officials. Together Vaxtrac and CERTUS™ provide a scalable, easy to implement, privacy-preserving solution that can be used end-to-end or as individual modules to assist in the short- and long-term management of immunization control.
“Preparing for the public health response to COVID-19 has revealed critical gaps in current vaccination management infrastructure,” said Karen Gardner, Chief Marketing Officer, SICPA North America. “Vaxtrac and CERTUS™ help fill those gaps with modernized vaccination management and credentialing to immediately help public health officials manage successful COVID-19 testing and immunization programs, complete with secure, reliable credentials. This is critical in safely facilitating the return to ‘normal’ needed for economic recovery and continued global health and security.”
“Our team is proud to work with SICPA and other partners to bring this critical technology to market and help facilitate a safe return to normal. The Vaxtrac System is architected from the start to be secure, privacy-preserving, and to work across the many places a population might need a validated proof of testing or immunization,” said Jeffrey Hattara, CEO of Allied Identity. “Our low-cost model guarantees the sustainability of the infrastructure for the long term for all stakeholders.”
About Allied Identity
Allied Identity makes governments and organizations smarter by providing fundamental biometric and embedded software components to ensure the absolute identity of people and assets. Allied Identity tracks these identities in real-time, ensuring the proper allocation of resources and enabling genuine transaction integrity across all domains. The Allied Identity Platform Suite provides strong certified credentials, eSignatures, and authentication mechanisms that work together to enable every process step in a strong Identity Ecosystem. These activities radically improve Healthcare, Emergency Services, and Benefit Distributions. www.alliedidentity.com www.vaxnverify.com
SICPA is a trusted global provider of authentication, traceability, and verification solutions, protecting the majority of the world’s banknotes and identity credentials and billions of regulated products from counterfeiting and fraud. CERTUS™, SICPA’s innovative document security solution digitally issues and secures credentials for universal verification and remote management. Founded in 1927, SICPA operates worldwide with its global headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland and U.S. headquarters in Springfield, VA. www.sicpa.com www.certusdoc.com
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