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.

VCI Verifier Code of Conduct

VCI™ expects verifiers to adhere to the following core set of requirements in order to protect and properly interpret SMART Health Cards:

  • Verifiers shall not store SMART Health Cards, or any data included within them, beyond what is required for verification at the time of presentation.
  • Verifiers shall check SMART Health Cards against a list of trusted issuers.
  • Verifiers shall comply with all applicable laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act.

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, CARIN Alliance, UC San Diego Health, and Apple.

Members

  • 196 LLC
  • 1Core Solution
  • 7Factor Solutions, LLC
  • 88th Gate Co. Ltd.
  • abc test account
  • Access america
  • Aceso Health Limited
  • Acoer
  • Adara
  • AdventHealth
  • AerPass
  • Afya Technologies LLC
  • aio Digital
  • Airside
  • Akinox Solutions Inc.
  • Allscripts
  • AMA HAZEL Innovations
  • Amazon Web Services
  • AMDA - The Society for PALTC Medicine
  • American Immunization Registry Association (AIRA)
  • American Logistics Association
  • Amida Technology Solutions, Inc.
  • Appian
  • Apple
  • Asan Medical Center
  • Ascom
  • Association Planners of Georgia
  • Athena Health
  • Atter Pathology Services
  • Auna
  • Aviva Pharmacy
  • Ayodo Foundation
  • Azuba Corporation
  • b.well Connected Health
  • B2C Technologies, Inc.
  • Balanced Biotech Inc
  • Barcodes Inc.
  • Beth Israel Lahey Health
  • Billon
  • Bindle Systems
  • BizSecure Inc.
  • Blink Science, Inc.
  • Blockchain Labs, Inc.
  • BLOK Solutions Ltd.
  • Bluefield Health
  • Boston Children's Hospital
  • Brauns International
  • Brivo
  • BurstIQ
  • Care Package Direct LLC
  • care.ai
  • Careexpand
  • CarePassport
  • CareSpace
  • Cassidy & Associates, LLC
  • Cedars-Sinai Health System
  • Centro Medico de especialidades quirurgi
  • Cerner
  • CERT.HEALTH
  • CERTIFY Global
  • CHANG GUNG MEDICAL FOUNDATION
  • Change Healthcare
  • Cherokee Regional Medical Center
  • CIO Strategy Council
  • Clarity Diagnostics
  • ClarityPark LLC
  • CLEAR
  • Cleared4
  • ClearHealth
  • CloudConstable Incorporated
  • CodeREADr Inc.
  • Cohort.ID
  • CommonSpirit Health
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Composite Apps
  • ConfirmD By BuddyCheque
  • ConsenSys Health
  • Convergence Tech
  • Coropass
  • CourMed
  • Covid Clinic, Inc
  • COVID Immunity Project
  • Covidpedia Labs
  • CPSI
  • Critical Blue - Approov
  • CuraPatient, Inc.
  • Daon
  • Digheontech, Inc.
  • Digital ID Collaborative @ University of South Florida
  • Dimagi
  • Docket Health Inc
  • Doconchain
  • Dragonfly Data, Inc
  • DrChrono EHR
  • DrKumo Inc.
  • Duke University Health System
  • EagleForce Health
  • ECP
  • EHE Health
  • eHealth Saskatchewan
  • ELLKAY
  • eLOOP SA
  • EMR Direct
  • Entrust
  • Envision Technology
  • Envoc
  • Epic
  • ESAC Inc.
  • Event Farm
  • everis
  • Everist Health
  • Evernorth
  • Evernym
  • Execution L.L.C.
  • FHIRBlocks Project
  • Fidelity Life and Health
  • FIS
  • Flat Spell Technologies
  • FOLKS - Imunosafe
  • Franciscan Alliance
  • Gainwell Technologies
  • Garnet Healthcare
  • GenuChk
  • Get Real Health
  • Global Study Partners
  • GlobaliD
  • Gnomon Informatics SA
  • GoGetDoc, LLC
  • GoInvo
  • Google
  • Graphcomp
  • GreenCarePlus+
  • Grupo Marista
  • Halza Pte Ltd
  • Headlamp Software, Inc.
  • Health Level Seven International (HL7)
  • Health Passport Worldwide
  • Health Roads
  • Healthcare IT Leaders
  • Healthflow INC
  • Healthshare Exchange
  • Healthstream (Pty) Limited
  • Hearthstone Care
  • Hedera Hashgraph
  • HID Global
  • HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Inc.)
  • HLN Consulting
  • Hubbub World
  • Human API
  • Humana
  • Humetrix
  • Hummingbird Health Inc.
  • HyperOffice
  • ibLaunch Company
  • iBonus Limited
  • iCrypto, Inc.
  • ID.me
  • Ideando Inc.
  • IdRamp
  • iHealth Paragon dba Healthy Mee
  • IMBA Medical
  • Imprivata
  • Indicio
  • Ink Aviation
  • Inspire Health Alliance, LLC
  • Institute for Health Metrics
  • IntelaCare PBC
  • Intelligent Medical Objects
  • Interlancompu
  • International Business Machines
  • Internet of People - IoP Srl
  • InterSystems
  • Intesi Group SpA
  • IOTA Foundation
  • IPRD Solutions
  • IriTech, Inc.
  • Iron Bridge
  • iShare Medical
  • KOKOMO SOLUTIONS, INC
  • LeadPivot Technologies
  • Leavitt Partners
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • MaineHealth
  • Manceps
  • MaxMD
  • Mayo Clinic
  • mdCAREclik
  • Medelinked Ltd
  • MEDITECH
  • Megical
  • mHealthCoach
  • Microsoft
  • Midato Health
  • Minor Decliner
  • MITRE Corporation
  • MSPP
  • My Work Badge
  • myElth
  • MyMeds
  • MyVaxCard, LLC
  • MyVaxPass
  • NeurSciences LLC
  • New York City Health Business Leaders
  • Nexplain
  • NextGen Healthcare
  • North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS)
  • Northeast Georgia Health
  • Northwest Solutions llc
  • NowSecure
  • Ochsner Lafayette General
  • Ochsner Medical
  • Olathe Health
  • OneRecord
  • OneSpan, Inc.
  • Onyx Technology, LLC
  • Optum
  • Orbita, Inc.
  • Outpost Healthcare
  • OwlTing
  • Packapill
  • Pagemark Technology, Inc.
  • Paguar Informatics, Inc
  • Palo Alto Networks
  • Panoramic Health Innovations, Inc.
  • Parker Jewish Institute
  • Parsons
  • Partners
  • PathCheck Foundation
  • Patient Centric Solutions, Inc
  • PatientLink
  • Pharmapod Ltd.
  • Physician 360
  • Plan8
  • pocketcred.com
  • Point-of-Care Partners
  • Policy Analysis Inc
  • PopcornApps
  • Portum
  • Preciate
  • PrepMod / PMEnterprise
  • Primary Health
  • Proof Market
  • Prove
  • Province of Ontario - Ministry of Health
  • Proxy Inc
  • Qualtrics XM
  • Quikr, Inc.
  • Riverr pte. ltd.
  • Riverside Health System
  • RMM CADD Service,llc
  • Rx.Health
  • Safe & Sound Public Safety
  • Safe Haus Group
  • SAFE HEALTH
  • SAFE Identity
  • SafeWorld
  • Saguaro Bloom Diagnostics
  • Sama
  • Sandia International Inc
  • Sauce Labs
  • SBTS Group LLC
  • Scicom Msc Bhd
  • Scottsdale Institute
  • SemanticClarity
  • Sentry MD
  • Sezoo
  • ShareMy.Health
  • Shoptaki
  • Shufti Pro
  • SICPA
  • SITA
  • Skyflow
  • Socket Mobile
  • Sorsix
  • State of California
  • State of New York
  • STChealth
  • Strategio Consultant
  • Switch Health
  • Sydney Local Health District
  • SymCheck
  • SymPact
  • SymSoft Solutions
  • Tamarin Health
  • Taylor Corporation
  • TECH5 SA
  • Technical Writers of India (TWIN)
  • TeleCliniq Health
  • Tento Applied Sciences
  • tested.me
  • The Commons Project Foundation
  • The Gekko Group
  • The George Washington University
  • The Sequoia Project
  • Threedot
  • ThynkBlynk Technologies
  • TOIN, LLC
  • TPT Med Tech
  • Transmute
  • Truepill
  • Twilio
  • UC San Diego Health
  • UCHealth
  • UNC Health
  • Unhackable
  • Unisys
  • Universal Healthcare Group
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of California Davis Health
  • University of Chicago Medicine
  • University of North Carolina
  • V12 Health LLC
  • VaccineCheck
  • Valid Entry
  • VAX PASS
  • VaxAtlas, Inc
  • VAXCheck
  • VAXSYS Technologies, Inc.
  • VaxYes
  • Verif-y
  • VHealth Passport
  • Virus Geeks Inc.
  • vlinder
  • VSA-Health, Inc.
  • VX Technologies
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance
  • Walmart
  • WebShield Inc.
  • WellUp
  • Westmoreland Pharmacy
  • Wymsical INC
  • XAFE.io
  • Yoti
  • Zamna Technologies Ltd.
  • Zebra Technologies Corporation
  • Zocdoc
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