has introduced a new, globally portable digital identity credential
that allows any computer including tablets, smart phones and other
mobile devices to assert a digital
identity and to securely apply high assurance digital
signatures to electronic documents.
Unlike other SAFE-BioPharma identity credentials, the SAFE-BioPharma®
Mobile credential is stored in a secure hardware module in the
cloud and can be accessed wherever there is Internet connectivity.
The cost of SAFE-BioPharma Mobile credentials is about one-half that of
token-based credentials. There are no unique hardware tokens to manage,
no drivers to install or maintain, and a single credential can be
accessed by multiple devices.
"We developed SAFE-ioPharma Mobile to support industry's embrace of
Internet-based global collaboration. It's being incorporated into use
for clinical study collaboration, adverse event reporting,
authentication into portals and applications, eTMFs, regulatory document
management systems, and eSampling," said Mollie Shields-Uehling,
president and CEO, SAFE-BioPharma Association.
Like all cyber identities based on the SAFE-BioPharma
standard, SAFE-BioPharma Mobile identities will be trusted by the FDA
and other US federal government agencies. The new credential is a
single, universal cyber-identity. It eliminates the need to maintain
multiple usernames and passwords and/or multiple digital identities.
In the coming months, SAFE-BioPharma Mobile credentials will be deployed
to hundreds of thousands of US prescribers to help them meet DEA
requirements for ePrescribing controlled substances.
Application Programming Interfaces to integrate SAFE-BioPharma Mobile
authentication and signing functionality into existing and future
biopharmaceutical and healthcare applications are available by
Adobe plug-in software that allows digital signing by people using
SAFE-BioPharma Mobile cloud-based credentials with their PCs can be
downloaded from http://www.pdfcloudsign.com/index.html.
Documentation and FAQs also are available at that address.
Information about obtaining SAFE-BioPharma Mobile is available at http://www.safe-biopharma.org/SAFEmobile.htm.
For more information on the SAFE-BioPharma standard for digital identity
and digital signatures used in life science and healthcare settings,
SAFE-BioPharma® is a trademark of SAFE-BioPharma Association. Any use of
this trademark requires approval from SAFE-BioPharma Association.
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