Fierce Health Payer March 30, 2021
Brian T. Horowitz, Heather Landi

As some countries and private companies have already begun experimenting with so-called “vaccine passports,” it’s likely digital vaccine credentials will take off in the U.S. to restart tourism and international travel.

But a health IT trade group says there need to be more formal technical standards for digital vaccine cards in order to ensure public trust. The Health Innovation Alliance (HIA), a group that comprises patients, providers, employers, insurers and tech startups, is calling on the Biden administration to provide more guidance for digital vaccine card developers.

In a letter to Jeff Zients, the Biden administration’s COVID-19 response team coordinator, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra and Micky Tripathy, head of the Office of the National Coordinator...

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