Identity Verification in Healthcare: Revamping a Framework

GovinfoSecurity.com

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

A 15-year-old identity framework originally designed for narrow use by pharmaceutical companies is being revamped and updated for broader use in healthcare, says Kyle Neuman, managing director of SAFE Identity, an industry consortium and certification body that's coordinating the project.

Eventually, the revamped SAFE-Biopharma Trust Framework could be used to enhance trusted identification for suppliers, medical devices, clinical trials and eventually patients, he explains in an interview with Information Security Media Group.

The framework was built to serve a specific purpose - provide a mechanism to create trusted digital identities that could be verified by the Food and Drug Administration for processes related to...

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