About GuideSafe™

GuideSafe™ is a platform that empowers everyone to join the fight against COVID-19. GuideSafe™ promotes safer entry methods through testing, tools, and actions. By using testing and self-reporting the GuideSafe™ app provides ongoing COVID-19 monitoring, so you can make informed decisions and help stop the spread. The platform has three tools to help mitigate the risk of exposure and spread of COVID-19: Healthcheck, Exposure Notification Application, and Event Passport. Broader implementation of these tools will help provide even greater safety for us all while letting us live our lives fully once again.

The GuideSafe™ platform and set of tools were developed by a team of expert health, anthropology, and information technology leaders at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), part of the University of Alabama System. GuideSafe™ is led by Sue Feldman, RN, MEd, PhD, and Mohanraj Thirumalai, MSEE, PhD, both in Health Informatics at UAB, with support from executive leadership at UAB.

The GuideSafe™ Exposure Notification is a partnership of Apple, Google, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). The unique collaboration harnesses the power of technology and UAB’s expertise to automate COVID-19 exposure notification, without sacrificing privacy. MotionMobs, a local Birmingham company, founded by UAB alumni developed the GuideSafe™ Exposure Notification.

Looking to implement the GuideSafe Platform? Connect with our preferred implementation partner, Guideway Care.

Guideway Care works with companies, hospitals, specialty practices and health plans to support patients from initial interest (lead generation and conversion) through their entire care journey (planning, pre-procedure and post-discharge). Guideway’s people and processes help achieve better outcomes, improve patient satisfaction and reduce the costs of providing outstanding care.

Project Leads

Sue Feldman RN, MEd, PhD

Sue Feldman RN, MEd, PhD

Project Director, GuideSafe™

Professor, School of Health Professions

Department of Health Services Administration

Director, Graduate Programs in Health Informatics

Professor, School of Medicine

Senior Scientist, Informatics Institute

Mohanraj Thirumalai, MS, MEng, PhD

Mohanraj Thirumalai, MS, MEng, PhD

Project Co-Director, GuideSafe™

Assistant Professor, School of Health Professions 

Department of Health Services Administration

Co-Director, Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center

Director of Information and Communication Technology, UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative

GuideSafe™ Advisory Committee

Ray L. Watts, MD

Ray L. Watts, MD

President

Selwyn M. Vickers, MD

Selwyn M. Vickers, MD

Senior Vice President and Dean, School of Medicine

Pam Benoit, PhD

Pam Benoit, PhD

Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs and Provost

Tom Brannan

Tom Brannan

Vice President, Advancement

Christopher S. Brown, PhD

Christopher S. Brown, PhD

Vice President, Research

Andrew J. Butler, MPT, MBA, PhD

Andrew J. Butler, MPT, MBA, PhD

Dean, School of Health Professions

Curtis A. Carver Jr., PhD

Curtis A. Carver Jr., PhD

Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Paul C. Erwin, MD, DrPH

Paul C. Erwin, MD, DrPH

Dean, School of Public Health

Mona Fouad, MD, MPH

Mona Fouad, MD, MPH

Senior Associate Dean, Diversity and Inclusion

Robert P. Kimberly, MD

Robert P. Kimberly, MD

Senior Associate Dean, Clinical and Translational Research

Jeanne Marrazzo MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA

Jeanne Marrazzo MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA

Director, Division of Infectious Diseases

Rosie O’Beirne

Rosie O’Beirne

Chief Digital Strategy and Marketing Officer, Digital Strategy & Marketing

Sarah H. Parcak, PhD

Sarah H. Parcak, PhD

Professor, Department of Anthropology

David Schwebel, PhD

David Schwebel, PhD

Associate Dean for Research, Department of Psychology

Michael Sloane, PhD

Michael Sloane, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

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