Editorial

Onfido partners with Delfin Health to get employees back into workplace

Users onboarded to AI-powered health app using Onfido’s biometric technology

Posted 17 September 2020 by

Identity verification and authentication firm Onfido has partnered with digital health solutions provider Delfin Health to help employees safely return to work in physical premises.

Delfin says that employers can use its health data management app, Klarity to predict, monitor and test the health and safety of their workforce, without compromising employee privacy.

Created by Delfin Health and DocHQ, Klarity combines AI-driven health and COVID-19 risk assessments – based on the latest clinical data and guidance for all major chronic diseases. It also uses a daily symptom checking and a proprietary testing process including the support of 2,500+ medical professionals.

The company says it also provides a digital wallet for storing and easily sharing their vaccination status.

Will Cooper, CEO of Delfin Health says the partnership with Onfido allows the firm to securely bind a person’s digital identity with their health status.

“Maintaining security and privacy is at the core of our health data management platform and through Klarity, we can help get the economy moving again with more people returning to work and embarking on international travel,” he said.

How it works

To sign up to Klarity, people are verified using Onfido by taking a photo of their government-issued ID and a short video selfie. Onfido’s technology first checks that the ID seems genuine and is not fraudulent, before matching it to the user’s face using facial biometrics. This ensures the person presenting the identity is its legitimate owner and is physically present.

Users are then asked a series of questions to get their Indicative Health Risk Assessment. They are also asked to upload any COVID-19 test results they have or vaccinations.

In a statement, the firm says the burden and cost of testing is reduced both using proprietary technology and working in collaboration with national testing initiatives wherever possible. It them presents a score based on a proprietary health scoring methodology with a prediction engine modelled on seven million patient years of both health and lifestyle data. This score can be unlocked by the user with their facial biometrics provided at registration and shared securely with their employer, healthcare professional, or airport immigration official.

Klarity can also be used as a two-test solution for the traveling public, where a test is taken on arrival at an airport and another is taken 5-8 days later, reducing quarantine time.

Return to work

Signs of workforces slowly returning to work are evident. Half of UK workers returned to their workplace in the last week of August, the highest number since lockdown began in March, according to the Office for National Statistics.

“By putting the public in control of their own health data and ensuring that only they can access and share this data, we can build trust in such back-to-work and back-to-travel solutions,” said Husayn Kassai, CEO and co-founder of Onfido.

“Delfin shares this same philosophy and together, in Klarity, we believe we can get more people back to work faster and traveling again in a safe, secure and privacy-focused way.”