GuideSafe is the web-based 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 application 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 Visitor/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.
GuideSafe was 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.
UAB has partnered with Guideway Care, a provider of non-clinical patient guidance services, to make the GuideSafe platform available to commercial organizations across the U.S., as well as educational institutions outside the state of Alabama. In addition, Guideway Care provides a COVID-19 contact center that can be personalized to each organization.