Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) Selects miiCard as Identity Provider for safi.re-Based Information Sharing Governance

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Identity verification service to provide digital ID check for University’s online healthcare and childcare protection efforts

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“These initiatives involve highly sensitive and private information, and it is critical that we know the identity of the person at the other end of the browser” - Bill Buchanan, Professor of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University.

Online identity verification company miiCard today announced that it will verify digital identities for ENU’s online healthcare and childcare protection initiatives. ENU will use miiCard’s Level of Assurance 3 (LOA3) identity proofing service to safeguard sensitive healthcare and user data. With miiCard, ENU can prove a user’s identity to the level of an offline photo ID check before allowing policy-based access to the data in a controlled manner, enabling greater information sharing between organisations and within society.

“These initiatives involve highly sensitive and private information, and it is critical that we know the identity of the person at the other end of the browser,” said Professor Bill Buchanan, Professor of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University. “miiCard delivers an unprecedented level of assurance and traceability when proving a user’s identity, and gives each user complete control over their own identity and what type of information they share online. It is only with this level of identity checking and trust that we can meet the UK government’s three-year target for universal access to personal health records.”

Edinburgh Napier University and miiCard will deploy their joint solution across three application areas:

1. Trusted Services for Holistic Care: This project focuses on developing a scaleable, robust and secure information architecture for holistic care that integrates information from primary and secondary care, along with the assisted living environment. The cloud-based platform employs a strong governance policy that integrates digital identity at its core to enable users to own their data, define access to it, and leverage it for a wide range of clinical services.

2. ee-Health Portal: Utilising the Trusted Services work, this broader solution incorporates a portal for clinical and social care services to verify the identity of a patient or citizen, and then allow them to access and share their personal health records.

3. Child Protection: In this integration with key Scottish and UK government initiatives, safi.re applies a federated identity infrastructure and information sharing system to a child concern portal where professionals across multiple agencies can monitor, share and implement action plans on behalf of at-risk children.

"We are proud to be a part of Edinburgh Napier University’s pioneering safi.re solutions to important healthcare and child welfare needs online, enabling improvement in data sharing and ultimately quality of life for all of us as citizens,” said miiCard CEO James Varga. “These are powerful examples of the types of applications miiCard makes possible by creating true trust online.”

miiCard’s Identity as a Service (IDaaS) platform can prove a user’s identity completely online and in just minutes. Using the authority and security inherent in a user’s online financial accounts to validate identity, miiCard’s LOA3 service is able to verify approximately 300 million users across nine countries and five continents today.

About miiCard

miiCard is a global online identity verification service that allows a user to prove for the first time that “I am who I say I am” purely online and in real-time. miiCard empowers consumers to build trust on social networks, trade and transact easily and with confidence, and proactively manage their online identity. Vendors accepting miiCard as proof of online identity can increase conversions, reduce cost of execution and augment fraud and identity theft protection. miiCard currently supports the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and France.

About Edinburgh Napier University’s safi.re

Information sharing is an essential business requirement, allowing companies and organisations to combine skills, information and processes to deliver better services or products to their customers or citizens. In recent years, the demand for significant sharing of sensitive information has outstripped technology’s ability to deliver this requirement securely and consistently.

safi.re (Structured Analysis and Filtering InfoRmation Engine), developed within Edinburgh Napier University and supported by a Scottish Enterprise Proof of Concept project grant, looks to address this technology gap, providing a governance framework and architecture between departments or organisations that controls, protects and provides the information while ensuring all compliance and policy requirements are met.

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