Real-Time Illness Triage

Each year, between 5% and 20% of the population will come down with influenza, and around 200,000 people will visit hospitals because of the virus. These visits are costly, stressful, and often unnecessary — many could be handled via primary physicians, home care, or telemedicine.

And hospitalization costs just scratch the surface of flu’s economic impact. Researchers estimate that the illness has cost the U.S. an average of $8.4 billion per year in productivity—more than the entire annual GDP of Napa Valley, California.

Kinsa’s mobile triage tools combat these costly trends by steering members and patients to the remedies, services and information you know will serve them best, getting people on their way to health more quickly and more cost effectively whenever possible.

How it works


Show your members or patients you care by offering them an award-winning, doctor recommended smart thermometer.


Personalize the Kinsa app by including links to featured benefits, community health information or access to illness-fighting products.


Use Kinsa to ensure that your customized care recommendation is front and center, easily accessible in someone's moment of need.

Leading organizations use Kinsa Connect to:


  • Keep sick people home, reducing illness spread
  • Drive telemedicine usage to reduce unnecessary ER trips
  • Better serve the elderly and other at-risk populations
  • Reduce readmission for chronic and acute cases

Answer the most pressing question: What should I do?


the severity of illness based on an individual’s symptoms & community illness levels


about treatment options such as home remedies and medication


to appropriate care including nurse hotlines, telemedicine or urgent care

Kinsa Research

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