quoted McGuireWoods Houston partner
Janice Suchyta in two recent stories about key legal and operational questions surrounding
digital vaccine. Her comments were published in the lead item in the April
30, 2021, “Texas Takeaways” column and in a
separate story published May 4, 2021.
As COVID-19 vaccines become more available, a growing number of
corporations and countries are considering requiring proof of vaccination
for entry. Suchyta, a member of McGuireWoods’
digital health, technology and innovation group, explained how digital vaccine passports work, privacy concerns and
“First, vaccination programs would require a substantial collection of
health data,” she said. “Broader utilization of such systems would be
essential for facilitating the data sharing required to make vaccine
Suchyta also explained that applications must be compatible with multiple
operating systems across organizational and technical boundaries.
“Digital vaccine passports are largely being designed by tech companies and
nonprofits, which makes interoperability a challenge,” she said.
Suchyta co-hosts McGuireWoods’
Health+Tech podcast, which features healthcare innovators and keeps listeners up-to-date on
the laws that apply to businesses at the intersection of healthcare and