Use Case Implementation Workstream
The Use Case Implementation Workstream met twice in the past two weeks:
On September 21, Petros Kavassalis from the University of Aegean School of Engineering kindly distilled his experience working closely with an EU DCC implementation for cross-border travel to identify a few gaps in the EU domestic market (recording here). A lively Q&A session ensued where knowledgeable call participants added their experiences.
On September 28, Arjan Geluk from UL shared an update on the vaccination certificate extension to the ISO standard for mDL (Mobile Drivers' License) (recording here). Arjan welcomed the input from the attendees and is keen to stay in touch with the CCI member base as the project evolves.
The Worstream will transition into the Global Implementation Forum and convene bi-weekly moving forward. At the next meeting on Oct 12 at 7 am PT / 2 pm UTC, experts from The Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) will talk about their newly published Vaccine Administration V1.0, which is a mapping curation of minimum vaccination data elements and metadata for travel use cases.
Schema Task Force
The Schema Task Force met on September 20 (recording here). Paul Knowles led a lively discussion on jurisdictional coding dictionaries for COVID-19 certificates and highlighted a few data capture items that could hinder international travel. For example, the World Health Organization could mandate an international identifier scheme such as GLEIF's Legal Entity Identifiers (LEI), GS1's Global Location Numbers (GLN), or Data Universal Numbering System (D-U-N-S®) numbers to ensure global interoperability across jurisdictional borders.
The group's next call is on October 11 at 8 am PT / 3 pm UTC.
The Rules Engine Task Force didn't meet for the past two weeks but will meet on Oct 6 at 8 am PT / 3 pm UTC.
Rules Engine Task Force
Rules & Governance Workstream
The Vaccine Credentials US Subgroup host a great presentation (recording here) from John Dionne, the Director of New Business Solutions at STCHealth, on their consumer access program through its MyIR platform, followed by an engaging Q&A session with our community members.
So the Rules and Governance Workstream will be transitioned into the Practical Governance Task Force, with a focus on making it easier for
implementers to make progress with the adoption of governance artifacts. The Task Force will start with creating a checklist designed to help for a better understanding of the Good Health Pass recommendations. The Governance Template work will continue alongside this item.
Stay tuned for the first Task Force meeting.
Vaccine Credentials Focus Group - US Subgroup
The group will be renamed to North America Group and have its next call on October 7 at 11 am PT / 2 pm ET.
The APAC group will have its next community call on Oct 6 at 9 pm PT / 12 pm HK / 9:30 am IST (an hour later than our regular time). Ryan Barrett, who is on the eHealth Network team that works on the EU DCC and a core member of the Dutch COVID app team, will provide an overview of the current state of the EU DCC system and the Dutch certificate for domestic use.