Webinar: The CARIN Alliance: Advancing Digital Identity, Authentication, and Federation

  • 30 Sep 2021
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Online



The CARIN Alliance:

Advancing Digital Identity, Authentication and Federation



The only constant in health care is the individual enrolling in coverage or receiving care. Therefore, CARIN supports “person-centric” digital identity credentials, where an individual has a portable, high-assurance digital credential they can use to control when and how their personal information is shared across systems. The individual person becomes the “single source of truth,” and regardless of whether the information is out of date, it’s still unique to the individual and the individual can use that same digital identity credential whenever they log in to a new system.

We envision a world where:

  • A person can create their own unique digital identity credential prior to or at the time when they choose a coverage type during open enrollment.
  • That same digital identity credential could be used to access their benefit and coverage information, including their pharmacy, formulary, and prescription drug information, when they are scheduling an appointment with their physician or picking up prescriptions.
  • The more than 296 million Americans who have some type of government or private sector coverage are not required to re-identify themselves when they visit a physician or hospital.
  • The 27.5 million Americans who do not currently have health care coverage or do not have a government issued identity could create their own digital identity credential to better coordinate their care.

The CARIN Alliance seeks to advance an equitable and more efficient health care experience by allowing individuals the ability to create, manage, and use their own digital identity, and then voluntarily use that digital identity across multiple systems to provide a more seamless and robust experience for themselves and their families. CARIN has worked with HHS, CMS, and the ONC along with multiple trust framework organizations over the last couple of years to create a digital federated trust agreement that allows for a marketplace of trust framework organizations to support a common policy framework so multiple identity providers can be trusted by multiple relying parties. We believe federating digital identity is a many-to-many problem, needs a marketplace of solutions, and requires a public/private partnership to help it scale.

Speaker: Ryan Howells, Principal at Leavitt Partners

Massachusetts Health Data Consortium
460 Totten Pond Road | Suite 690
Waltham, Massachusetts 02451

For more information,
please contact Arleen Coletti
at acoletti@mahealthdata.org

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