The VCI™ Charter

VCI™ is a voluntary coalition of public and private organizations committed to empowering individuals with access to verifiable clinical information, including a trustworthy and verifiable copy of their vaccination records in digital or paper form using open, interoperable standards.

The scope of VCI™ is to harmonize the standards and support development of implementation guides needed to issue, share, and validate vaccination records bound to an individual identity.

Individuals can then use those verifiable credentials for medical purposes and to demonstrate their vaccination status to safely return to work, school and travel.

A SMART Health Card stores healthcare information and other vital medical data. SMART Health Cards provide a platform to:

  • Improve privacy and security of patient information
  • Make medical records portable
  • Reduce healthcare fraud

SMART Health Card Framework

To achieve this purpose, the founding members of VCI™ have collaborated to develop (1) the SMART Health Cards Framework Implementation Guide based on the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Verifiable Credential and Health Level 7 (HL7) SMART on FHIR standards, and (2) the SMART Health Cards: Vaccination & Testing Implementation Guide..

There is no charge for use of VCI™ created standards and implementation guides.

The SMART Health Cards framework includes a requirement that any verifier is able to validate the signature on a Health Card using only publicly available resources (i.e., openly published, web accessible JSON Web Key Set files) with no pre-arrangement or transactional costs.

Participating Organizations

VCI™ participating organizations commit to testing, refining and implementing the SMART Health Cards Framework within their sphere of influence and also commit to providing vaccination records in their stewardship directly to individuals in accordance with the VCI™ Implementation Guide via:

  • Any compatible digital wallet of the individual’s choice
  • PDF or paper with QR codes containing W3C verifiable credentials

Participating organizations issuing SMART Health Cards may also agree to be listed in a common registry of issuers with appropriate conformance testing and associated trust framework.

Where appropriate, participating organizations may also be called upon to assist in the issuing of other records like diagnostic tests, or other ways as needed to ensure the success of the initiative.

Key Design Principles

VCI™ is guided by a commitment to the following core design principles:

  • Openness & Interoperability: based on international standards and open technologies and interoperable across countries and regions.
  • Transparency: operated in an open and transparent manner.
  • Privacy by Design: upholds and protects the privacy of individual health data and designed to comply with applicable data privacy regulations.
  • Flexible and Equitable: designed to adapt over time as the pandemic and science evolve. Accessible and usable by anyone worldwide in any language regardless of level of wealth and economic development, including availability in digital and paper (QR code) forms.

Governance

VCI™ has a Steering Group composed of the founding members of the coalition that are actively supporting and overseeing the implementation guide development process and ensuring that members of VCI™ faithfully implement the standard and adhere to the guiding principles of VCI™. Members of the Steering Group currently include representatives from Mayo Clinic, MITRE Corporation, Microsoft, The Commons Project Foundation, Evernorth and the CARIN Alliance.

Members

  • 196 LLC
  • 1Core Solution
  • 88th Gate Co. Ltd.
  • Access America
  • Aceso Health Limited
  • Acoer
  • Adara
  • AdventHealth
  • Afya Technologies LLC
  • aio Digital
  • Airside
  • Akinox Solutions Inc.
  • Allscripts
  • American Logistics Association
  • Amida Technology Solutions, Inc.
  • apisatscale.com A subsidiary of Sysman.com Inc.
  • Appian
  • Asan Medical Center
  • Ascom
  • Associated Planners of Georgia
  • Athena Health
  • Atter Pathology Services
  • Auna
  • Aviva Pharmacy
  • Ayodo Foundation
  • Azuba Corporation
  • b.well Connected Health
  • Barcodes Inc.
  • Beth Israel Lahey Health
  • Billon
  • Bindle Systems
  • BLOK Solutions Ltd.
  • Bluefield Health
  • Boston Children's Hospital
  • Brivo
  • Care Package Direct LLC
  • CareSpace
  • CARIN Alliance
  • Cassidy & Associates, LLC
  • Cedars-Sinai Health System
  • Cerner
  • CERTIFY Global
  • Change Healthcare
  • Cherokee Regional Medical Center
  • CIO Strategy Council
  • Clarity Diagnostics
  • ClarityPark LLC
  • CLEAR
  • Cleared4
  • ClearHealth
  • CloudConstable Incorporated
  • CodeREADr Inc.
  • Cohort.ID
  • CommonSpirit Health
  • Composite Apps
  • ConfirmD By BuddyCheque
  • Convergence Tech
  • Coropass
  • CourMed
  • COVID Immunity Project
  • Covidpedia Labs
  • CPSI
  • Critical Blue - Approov
  • CuraPatient, Inc.
  • Daon
  • Digital ID Collaborative @ University of South Florida
  • Dimagi
  • Docket Health, Inc.
  • Doconchain
  • Dragonfly Data, Inc
  • DrChrono EHR
  • Duke University Health System
  • EagleForce Health
  • ECP
  • EHE Health
  • Electronic Health Record Association
  • eLOOP SA
  • EMR Direct
  • Entrust
  • Envoc
  • EPIC
  • ESAC Inc.
  • everis
  • Everist Health
  • Evernorth
  • Evernym
  • Execution L.L.C.
  • Fidelity Life and Health
  • FIS
  • Flat Spell Technologies
  • FOLKS - Imunosafe
  • Franciscan Alliance
  • Gainwell Technologies
  • Garnet Healthcare
  • GenuChk
  • Get Real Health
  • Gnomon Informatics SA
  • GoInvo
  • Google
  • Graphcomp
  • GreenCarePlus+
  • Halza Pte Ltd
  • Health Level Seven International (HL7)
  • Health Roads
  • Healthcare IT Leaders
  • Healthshare Exchange
  • Healthstream (Pty) Limited
  • Hearthstone Care
  • Hedera Hashgraph
  • HID Global
  • HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Inc.)
  • HLN Consulting
  • Hubbub World
  • Humana
  • Humetrix
  • Hummingbird Health Inc.
  • HyperOffice
  • ibLaunch Company
  • IBM
  • iBonus Limited
  • iCrypto, Inc.
  • Ideando Inc
  • IdRamp
  • iHealth Paragon dba Healthy Mee
  • Imprivata
  • Ink Aviation
  • Intelligent Medical Objects
  • International Business Machines
  • Internet of People - IoP Srl
  • IOTA Foundation
  • IPRD Solutions
  • IriTech, Inc.
  • Iron Bridge
  • iShare Medical
  • Keyed Systems
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • MaineHealth
  • Manceps
  • MaxMD
  • Mayo Clinic
  • mdCAREclik
  • MEDITECH
  • Megical
  • mHealthCoach
  • Microsoft
  • MITRE
  • My Work Badge
  • myElth
  • MyMeds
  • MyVaxPass
  • NeurSciences LLC
  • NeXplain
  • NextGen Healthcare
  • Northeast Georgia Health
  • Northwest Solutions LLC
  • NowSecure
  • OneRecord
  • OneSpan, Inc.
  • Onyx Technology, LLC
  • Optum
  • Orbita, Inc.
  • Othena
  • OwlTing
  • Pagemark Technology, Inc.
  • Panoramic Health Innovations, Inc.
  • Papirys Inc.
  • Partners
  • PathCheck Foundation
  • Patient Centric Solutions, Inc
  • PatientLink
  • Pharmapod Ltd.
  • Physician 360
  • Plan8
  • pocketcred.com
  • Point-of-Care Partners
  • PopcornApps
  • Portum
  • Primary Health
  • Proof Market
  • Prove
  • Province of Ontario - Ministry of Health
  • Proxy Inc
  • Quikr, Inc
  • RMM CADD Service,llc
  • Rx.Health
  • Safe Haus Group
  • SAFE HEALTH
  • SAFE Identity
  • SafeWorld™️
  • Saggio Consulting, LLC
  • Sama
  • SBTS Group LLC
  • Scicom (MSC) Bhd
  • ShareMy.Health
  • Shoptaki
  • Shufti Pro
  • SICPA
  • SITA
  • Skyflow
  • Sorsix
  • STChealth
  • Strategio Consultant
  • Tamarin Health
  • Taylor Corporation
  • TECH5 SA
  • Technical Writers of India (TWIN)
  • tested.me
  • The Commons Project Foundation
  • The Gekko Group
  • The George Washington University
  • The Sequoia Project
  • Threedot
  • TOIN, LLC
  • TPT Med Tech
  • TranSendX
  • Transmute
  • Truepill
  • Twilio
  • UC San Diego Health
  • UCHealth
  • Unhackable
  • Unisys
  • Universal Healthcare Group
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
  • University of California Davis Health
  • University of Chicago Medicine
  • V-Health Passport
  • V12 Health LLC
  • VaccineCheck
  • Valid Entry
  • VAX PASS
  • VaxAtlas, Inc.
  • VAXCheck
  • VAXSYS Technologies, Inc.
  • Veri Doc Global Pty Ltd
  • Verif-y
  • Virus Geeks Inc.
  • vlinder
  • VSA-Health, Inc.
  • WebShield Inc.
  • WellUp
  • Wymsical INC
  • XAFE.io
  • Xperterra
  • Yoti
  • Zamna Technologies Ltd.
  • Zebra Technologies Corporation
  • Zocdoc
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