We’ve all heard about COVID-19 – the symptoms, the illness and the many, many tragic stories. We have also heard about the positives, like more time with family, better work-life balance, cooking together, watching movies, reading, and my favorites: shaving less frequently and wearing a black t-shirt and jeans every day (sometimes inside out…does it really matter?).

There are some new acronyms, DFH and WFH. Dating from home (DFH) doesn’t sound appealing at all. Working from home (WFH) does and will probably become more of the norm than previously expected.

There are some new acronyms, DFH and WFH. Dating from home (DFH) doesn’t sound appealing at all. Working from home (WFH) does and will probably become more of the norm than previously expected.

We aren’t really post-COVID-19, and arguably may not even be mid-COVID-19… So how do we get to a different normal that gives us more freedom of movement to go to the places we want to go, when we want to go? How do we also do it in a way that we trust, and feel secure and comfortable?

First, let’s discuss some of the current and proposed offerings that may soon become a daily part of people’s lives. How does going to an airport where employees are wearing hazmat suits and taking your temperature multiple times sound? Not great. Try it with a family of six. Also, do you want to sit next to the unfortunate person that was pulled aside for a deeper screening, including a COVID test? Be honest.

Contact tracing sounds like a dystopian nightmare. You participate voluntarily or involuntarily to shun or be shunned based on whom you’ve been around and whom others have been around. Sounds awful right? Who is the gatekeeper of all that data and what else are they doing with it? Do you trust them, even if you know who they are?

A potential solution

So, what’s the solution?  A global health passport that connects COVID test data to every form of ID, biometrics, access systems, and wearables in which the user has complete control over whom and how they share their COVID test results and personal data. 

Elixirr is working with many clients on back to work strategies; however, these aren’t really just back-to-work strategies, nor are they back-to-life strategies – they are back-to-choice strategies.

Elixirr is working with many clients on back to work strategies; however, these aren’t really just back-to-work strategies, nor are they back-to-life strategies – they are back-to-choice strategies. We’re currently designing roadmaps, customer journeys and a platform including software and hardware that will open office buildings, stadiums, arenas, casinos, senior living centers, and airports – using GotChkd’s blockchain platform as the glue. The Global Health Passport that will give users the ability to share specific data across platforms, without a centralized database, in a way in which they feel confident, secure and comfortable.

If you or someone in your network would like our help with a back-to-choice or re-opening strategy, talk to us.

We’d love to hear from you if you have or know of a technology that could be used as part of the solution so together we can #MSH.