By Daniel R. Matlis
SAFE is a network of recognized trusted healthcare professionals and an identity management standard and associated operating rules that deliver unique identity keys for regulatory compliant and legally enforceable digital signatures.
SAFE is designed for the purpose of simplifying, securing, and streamlining business-to-business and business-to-regulator information exchange. The SAFE standard consists of policies, procedures, guidelines, technical specifications and a legal and liability risk management framework for ensuring the validity of the electronic signatures used for information exchange and electronic submissions to regulators.
The SAFE standard promotes interoperability and integration among researchers, vendors, regulators, clinicians and other pharmaceutical and healthcare stakeholders. It provides a secure, enforceable, and regulatory compliant way to verify the identities of parties involved in business-to-business and business-to-regulator electronic transactions.
As one of the world’s largest management and technology consulting firms, BearingPoint will add significant momentum to the SAFE initiative. After all, if there is one thing big consulting firms can do it’s to sell technology.