GVL operates in a regulated environment and is subject to compliance with numerous US government regulations governed by the FDA and USDA. CoSign ensures we stay in compliance while helping improve efficiency in all aspects of animal health and movement records
Pleasant Hill, California (PRWEB) April 24, 2007
ARX, Inc. (Algorithmic Research), a leading global provider of standards-based electronic signatures (digital signatures) and data security solutions, has implemented a CoSign® electronic-signature solution for GlobalVetLink (GVL), a global provider of web-based services for the veterinary profession.
Using CoSign, Doctors of Veterinary Medicine may now electronically sign Official electronic Veterinary Feed Directives, and route them to the appropriate feedmill and swine producer.
“GVL operates in a regulated environment and is subject to compliance with numerous US government regulations governed by the FDA and USDA. CoSign ensures we stay in compliance while helping improve efficiency in all aspects of animal health and movement records,” said Kevin Maher, President of GlobalVetLink.
Furthermore, GVL is realizing the value of standards-based electronic signatures in helping to withstand frequent audits by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA)) GVL employees use CoSign to digitally sign documents that can be presented as electronic evidence for audits to prove the unique ID and intent of the signer and guarantee the data has not been altered once the signature is added.
“The decision to implement CoSign was strongly driven by GVL’s need for compliance,” said Rodd Schlerf, Life Science Practice Manager at ARX. GVL followed CFR Part 11 requirements to meet FDA’s requirements, which CoSign’s electronic signatures meet their published standard. In addition, since PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)-based technology is in use throughout the entire US Federal Government, GVL was convinced a PKI based electronically-signed documents would also exceed any specific requirement of the USDA beyond the FDA’s 21 CFR Part 11 compliance.
“As the first to market with an online system providing electronic signing and submissions of our veterinary certificate system, GVL substantially enhances their service offerings and strengthens their leadership, potentially capturing an accelerating portion of the market within the next two years,“ elaborated Schlerf. In addition, the signed certificate and all of the data entered on the form will be saved into the GVL database, eliminating the management of paper and costs associated with the traditional paper-based handling of the certificates.
About GlobalVetLink (GVL)
Veterinarians are encouraged to contact GlobalVetLink via sales @ globalvetlink.com or via http://www.globalvetlink.com for more information on this and other GVL products.
GlobalVetLink, L.C.is a privately owned technology company that uniquely specializes in regulatory applications for veterinarians and state animal health officials. The company’s products include electronic veterinary feed directives, online certificates of veterinary inspection (health certificates), web based eEIA certification system for veterinary practices and diagnostic laboratories, system interface into diagnostic laboratory and practice management software system via GlobalVetLink’s regulatory application system.
CoSign by ARX is a standards-based electronic-signature (digital-signature) solution. Signing and sealing electronic documents with CoSign will immediately expedite business processes, reduce costs, increase security and help organizations comply with regulations. CoSign electronic signatures are based on standard PKI technology, guaranteeing signer authenticity, data integrity and the non-repudiation of electronic documents. CoSign supports all major applications and file formats (Word, Excel®, Outlook®, PDF, TIFF, AutoCAD, InfoPath and many more). With a rapid deployment, unique centralized approach, built-in integration with an organization's existing user-management directory systems, and extensive 3rd party application support, CoSign guarantees a quick ROI. For more information please visit http://www.arx.com/products/cosign.php
About ARX (Algorithmic Research)
ARX (Algorithmic Research) has 20 years of experience assisting life sciences, healthcare, financial institutions, governmental organizations and commercial sectors to secure and streamline their processes and transactions. The company is a leading global provider of standards-based electronic-signature and information-assurance solutions. ARX offers a wide range of high-end and state-of-the-art products and services designed to simplify, secure, and accelerate electronic transactions. ARX products are easy to use and simple to deploy, combining software and hardware solutions for small, medium and large business environments. ARX Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Algorithmic Research Ltd., which went through an MBO process from Cylink Corp, today SafeNet, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFNT). For more information, please visit http://www.arx.com
CoSign® is a registered trademark of Algorithmic Research, Ltd. All other trade names and trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
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