Press Release: Folio Launches Mobile Health Passport to Help Safely Reopen Economies (London 23rd April, 0745 BST)
Folio has today announced release of its Mobile Health Passport to enable instant digital verification of any user’s coronavirus-related health status via their smartphone.
As countries move on from lockdowns, authorities and health institutions need to ensure the risks of secondary infection peaks are minimized. For economies to reopen and citizens to mobilize, authorities need to quickly and accurately verify the health status of individuals, and many governments are urgently exploring the use of plastic health passports and wristbands.
Folio’s streamlined, contactless digital-wallet alternative eliminates the need for plastic cards and wristbands (potential Covid-19 vectors) for the vast majority of citizens.
Once citizens are tested for coronavirus, health entities can register their health status and issue them with an immutable, biometrically secure digital health passport to their smartphones. This digitized health passport will enable increased and safer citizen mobility as governments begin to reopen their economies.
The health passport is being provided for free to governments around the world.
With its advanced biometrics and online verification, Folio provides certainty that the bearer of the passport is exactly who they claim to be with a verifiable health status at that point in time.
Folio’s digital wallet allows every individual to be in complete control of their privacy. Their credentials are secured locally on their smartphone, accessible only by them and shared upon their consent to verifiable authorities.
“In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have tailored our digital identity platform to incorporate this new Mobile Health Passport and are already working with governments that need quick and convenient health status verification” comments Tatiana Cogevina, Folio’s CEO.
“This dedicated solution can be securely deployed for any individual with a smartphone, which is about 3.5Bn people around the world.”
Functions of Folio’s Smart Health Passport solution:
- Issue mobile certificates that verify health status instantly to an individual’s digital wallet
- Assure no certificate can be spoofed, tampered or misused by another person
- Remotely revoke or impose limitations of certificates
- Enable controls on user access to locations, facilities and services via biometric authentication
Mobile Health Passport also provides a platform for ongoing health related
interactions and monitoring (e.g. questionnaires, surveys, notifications).
Folio provides digital identity solutions for government and businesses that need the highest levels of assurance when verifying the credentials of individuals. Folio has helped millions prove their identity for critical operations such as voting, customer onboarding and complex regulatory compliance processes.
The Folio app works on most Android and IOS smartphones, conforms to the highest international standards and is used daily around the world to manage key ID documents like passports and driver’s licenses.
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