Domain Specific Trust Governance Frameworks Healthcare Worker Identity + Credentialing

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Domain Specific Trust Governance Frameworks Healthcare Worker, Identity & Credentialing

Day/Session:Tuesday 2G

Convener:Manreet (Manny) Nijjar

Notes-taker(s): Manny

Discussion notes, key understandings, outstanding questions, observations, and, if appropriate to this discussion: action items, next steps:

Session Summary:

The session discussed the importance of assuring a healthcare worker is who they say they are and qualified to a standard to care for and or treat individuals.  

We know current standards and checks are inefficient and there have been a number episodes of fraud and negligence which has lead to patient harm.

The discussion was based around the use of self-soveriegn/decentralised identity as a tool to improve these standards and reduce harm. The challenges to implement and adopt the technology would be dependent on a domain specific governance framework, facilitating individual healthworkers to be in control of their identity and qualifications and equally important allowing different oraganisations in the healthcare ecosystem to trust each other.  

The discussion focused around the of a trust framework we have developed for doctors in the UK.