ShareRing Joins Good Health Pass, “Creating a Blueprint for Interoperable Digital Health Pass Systems”
We are pleased to announce ShareRing has joined Good Health Pass Collaborative as a working group contributor!
Launched by ID2020 in February, the Good Health Pass Collaborative is an open, inclusive, cross-sector initiative, bringing together leading companies and organizations from the technology, health, and travel sectors.
Its members are creating a blueprint for interoperable digital health pass systems and building a safe path to restore international travel and restart the global economy as the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Various efforts are currently underway to develop digital health credentials systems — both vaccination and test certificates — for international travel. Yet, despite this race to market, it is unlikely that a single solution will be implemented universally — or even across the entire travel industry. Thus, it is critical that solutions are designed from the onset to be interoperable — both with one another and across institutional and geographic borders.
The Good Health Pass Collaborative is not intended to supplant existing efforts but rather to help weave them together, fill gaps where they may exist, and facilitate collaboration among a new ecosystem of stakeholders, many of whom have never worked together before.
“We are delighted to welcome ShareRing to the Good Health Pass Collaborative,” said head of advocacy and communications, Ethan Veneklasen. “Our contributors are working hard to ensure that the principles and standards we develop through this process will make it possible for globally interoperable digital health passes to serve the needs of the individuals and institutions that rely on them, while simultaneously protecting core values such as privacy, civil liberties, and equity.”
Our CEO Tim Bos praises the “yeoman’s work” of the Good Health Pass Collaborative:
“ShareRing is deeply proud to become a working group contributor for this singularly important effort in the interest of international public health.”
“The COVID-19 virus is unlikely to go away anytime soon – as many scientists project it will become endemic, possibly requiring yearly boosters. The need for digital health pass systems thus may likely only grow as more people get vaccinated, as they may subsequently require booster shots.”
“Far too many voices worldwide have already been stilled by this virus, and so many other voices are now crying out desperately for economic relief. The Good Health Pass Collaborative is already doing yeoman’s work to help the world to quickly find its collective voice on a crucial technological solution.”