New leadership for Kantara Initiative Identity Assurance Work Group

Congratulations to Rich Furr who will serve as the new Identity Assurance WG Vice Chair.

The focus of the Identity Assurance WG is to foster the adoption of trusted on-line identity services. To advance this goal, the group will provide a forum for identifying and resolving obstacles to market and commercial acceptance that have limited broad deployment and adoption of trusted identity services thus far.

As Head, Global Regulatory Affairs, Policy & Compliance, SAFE-BioPharma, Association since September 2007, Rich is the SAFE point of contact for activities with the FDA, EMA, EU National Competent Authorities and the PMDA in Japan. He is also the liaison for ongoing activities with the other health related standards organizations such as HL7 and the Electronic Health Initiative (eHI).

Rich can be reached at rfurr[at]safe-biopharma[dot]org

Please join in welcoming Rich – we look forward to the continued work of the Identity Assurance WG.