As organizations prepare to welcome employees, customers and visitors back to travel, concerts, sporting events, government buildings and workplaces they must strategize to not just reopen safely but return to capacity utilization that will provide an economic boost. Digital health credentials are expected to be pivotal in sustaining reopening and building trust with individuals.
Digital credentials allow organizations operating in any environment to verify an individual’s health status against established entry criteria while maintaining privacy. Blockchain technology is emerging as an ideal framework on which to build digital credentials, as it supports interoperability, flexibility, protection of privacy and security, and provides individual control of personal health information. This also de-risks the solution for organizations and governments and establishes a trusted foundation for the creation of a platform for ongoing consumer engagement.
Frost & Sullivan’s latest visual white paper, Digital Health Passports for COVID-19 and Beyond: How digital credentials are helping us safely and effectively reopen today and why they’re here to stay, analyzes the role played by health credentials in supporting a safe return to normal operations for organizations and governments. It discusses interoperability, privacy and standards in designing these credentials, and the corresponding value that blockchain can bring to solving the security and access challenges facing markets.