COVID-19 Vaccines Create Need for New, Standardized Credentialing Model to Speed Distribution
Similar to C4UHC’s mission and approach, a coalition of healthcare industry stakeholders has formed an initiative to create a digital, standardized, and credential-based solution that will address the sluggish rollout of COVID vaccines across the U.S.
The Vaccine Credential Initiative aims to find a faster, more efficient approach to the coordination and record-keeping required by the national push for COVID vaccines. The goal, according to this article in Healthcare IT News, is to “leverage open and interoperable standards to ensure vaccinations and securely demonstrate patients’ vaccines status to enable safer return to a new normal.”
David Bradshaw, senior vice president of consumer and employer solutions at Cerner told the publication that The Vaccine Credential Initiative “will grow the standards around data exchange and help patients have access to and easily share verified vaccination information via their mobile devices in situations where proof-of-vaccine is necessary.”
We at C4UHC will monitor their progress for any learnings we can apply to our own processes.
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The mission of the Consortium for Universal Healthcare Credentialing, Inc. (C4UHC), a 501 (c)(6) tax-exempt corporation, is to promote the common business interests of organizations connected with the healthcare industry in order to advance American National Standards for a streamlined healthcare credentialing process. This will protect patient safety and confidentiality, eliminate duplicative efforts and costs, and meet the needs of both healthcare providers and suppliers.