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Project Spotlight: MedCreds

MedCreds, a participating company at CCI, has developed an application that gives an authorized medical provider the ability to provide their patients a portable, digital record of their COVID-19 test result. Only the patient has access to the test result and may choose to share it with someone that may need to see it (e.g., provide a test status to board an international flight, enter a dentist’s office, etc.) The person or organization they share the test result with has cryptographic assurance the information on the verifiable credential came from an authorized medical authority.

Its technology is built upon the Trinsic platform, including all three of Trinsic’s APIs. They are using Sovrin MainNet as the root of trust for their W3C verifiable credentials. They are compliant with the CCI Governance Framework and are active contributors to that work in the Trust over IP Foundation.

Recently MedCreds partnered with BraveMaker, a California-based nonprofit film arts organization to help its crew members safely return to work. More about this trial is documented here

The Georgia Academy of General Dentistry (GAGD) has also partnered with MedCreds to distribute the Medcreds app to approximately 1,300 dental clinics across Georgia.

MedCreds is currently performing trials with the following medical institutes and adding more as they expand beyond initial trials.

  • Brent Blue, MD, a board-certified, family medicine physician and senior FAA Aviation Medical Examiner (AME). Dr. Brent Blue is a senior physician at Emerg+A+Care based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. 
  • Ben Littlejohn, MD, is a board-certified, family medicine physician. Dr. Littlejohn is the owner of a clinic in Emeryville, California. 

  • Tri-County Comprehensive Surgical Centers in Miami, Florida.
For more information about MedCreds, visit their website at https://www.medcreds.com or contact them here.

CCI Workstream Updates

Use Cases (Summer Break)
 

Rules & Governance

The CCI Governance Framework Task Force (at the Trust over IP Foundation) has created a tentative schedule for completion of V2 of the Governance Framework. We expect it to be a single document with specific supplementary topics being available as appendices. Of particular interest are the topics around data governance and implementing the framework during the design/development phase of any type of use case.

So far, the Task Force team has been organized around a single weekly call (Mondays at 7:00am PT). However, based on feedback and interest demonstrated, there will be another meeting set up to make it easy for participation from APAC and nearby timezones. We see this as a fantastic opportunity to do outreach and include more expertise from regions where app-based contact tracing and health status related decision control flows are already in place for citizens. The team is not taking a break for the summer, so the next few weeks up to mid-August will be earmarked for draft content to be added into the V2 document with iterative cycles of review being undertaken.


Tools & Technology (Summer Break)

 

Coordination, Communications & Inclusion

We host a fruitful discussion at the first CCI Community Guidance Team meeting, which will take place bi-weekly onwards. The Guidance Team is currently comprised of workstream leads and key initiators of CCI. We are working to establish a process for community members to provide input on the Guidance Team and to have the opportunity to join.
 
Based on the spirit of the Guidance Team’s discussion, we are evaluating potential legal homes for CCI. We are also working to get a holistic view of CCI’s operational assets and expenses and come up with a plan to consolidate the assets so that we can more easily find and navigate information.
 
We have been actively following relevant initiatives, e.g. the California Bill AB2004, and participating in key conversations in other communities. A recent one was with CommonPass, an initiative led by the Commons Project, to design safe border reopening with a collaborative of governments, health authorities, airlines, airports and international organizations. We engage in these conversations to share CCI’s work, increase awareness of VC’s value in combating COVID-19 and attract more VC projects to present at CCI.

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