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Students/Faculty News Kevin Storr September 03, 2020

Sue Feldman, Ph.D., professor and director of Graduate Programs in Health Informatics, is leading UAB's GuideSafe™ platform along with Mohanraj Thirumalai, Ph.D., assistant professor of health informatics in the Department of Health Services Administration.

GuideSafe™ is a multitool platform encompassing the formerly announced Stay Safe TogetherTM and Testing for Alabama initiatives. It is comprised of three key components: GuideSafe™ HealthCheck, GuideSafe™ Exposure Notification Application, and GuideSafe™ Event Passport.

The GuideSafe™ platform is open to all public colleges and universities. Participation is voluntary and is designed to protect privacy while anonymously alerting each user of potential exposure to those who have tested positive to COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

“The combination of these tools enables every participating college, university and K-12 school to engage faculty, students and staff regarding on-going monitoring of symptoms, exposure and risks of acquiring COVID-19,” said Feldman.

GuideSafe™ Event Passport facilitates access to facilities, meetings and events with 10 or more participants. After completing HealthCheck, an algorithm renders an event passport for presentation at events. Green means an individual is good to attend, while red means you should not attend.

“The GuideSafe™ Event Passport is about showing up healthy – or not showing up at all,” emphasized Feldman.

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