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Back to business: enabling transformation in the wake of widespread COVID-19 testing and vaccines

8th February 2021 | 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
How to incorporate verifiable health passes into business policies and processes?

With a COVID-19 vaccine being rolled out and testing becoming more widespread, businesses are contemplating what a return to work might look like. Already having weathered multiple challenges, organizations must now evolve once more and incorporate testing and vaccines into their business continuity strategies.

It’s becoming more tangible that individuals will be required to present their health status on entering work, public places and transportation and the idea of a ‘digital health passport’ is emerging as an appropriate technology solution.

However, it will be the organizations’ responsibility to design its own rules on health status depending on the nature of their business, as well as creating and distributing verifiable healthcare credentials. Plus, all this must be achieved while ensuring data security is at the highest level.

An answer to the increased urgency to solve digital healthcare challenges, blockchain is being proclaimed a key technology in determining healthcare status, including supporting data sharing and transparency while ensuring privacy.

Join IBM Watson Works and a select group of industry peers to discuss the challenges of COVID-19 and the opportunities to get back to business while prioritizing health and safety for employees and customers.

Discussion Topics

With a COVID-19 vaccine being rolled out and testing becoming more widespread, how are your needs to support employees and customers evolving?
What data-driven policies have you considered to bring people back to a physical location? How do you feel about the idea of a digital health passport to verify individual health credentials?
Are you leveraging any technologies to support the documentation of individual health status’? Have you considered blockchain as an enabler?
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