Thermia is a site administered by HealthMap of Boston Children's Hospital.

Thermia is a decision support framework for fevers and associated febrile illnesses, such as respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses. The primary goals are to 1) educate parents about potential underlying causes of symptoms, 2) provide information on supportive treatment that parents can deliver at home, and 3) use anonymized data to track disease and better understand population health. The Thermia framework was developed at Boston Children's Hospital and is based on current clinical guidelines.

This tool does not provide medical advice. It is intended for informational and educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Call your pediatrician to receive medical advice. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

  • Education about symptoms from a trusted source (Boston Children's Hospital)
  • Treatment recommendations when appropriate
  • Optimize efficient use of medical resources, with a potential to lower costs
  • Contribution to population health biosurveillance
Privacy Policy

We take the security and confidentiality of your information seriously. As we describe below, your participation in this project will remain confidential. Submissions will be anonymized and posted in aggregate with other submissions. IP addresses are routinely recorded but will also remain confidential. Your contact information will not be shared with any third party except as required by law.

We collect personal information such as, but not limited to, your email address, age, gender and Internet Protocol address. We reserve the right to use this information internally, including but not limited to research purposes, quality assurance purposes, and correspondence with you, but we will not sell, share, rent, or otherwise reveal this information to any third party except as required by law, or to address issues of noncompliance. We may share aggregate data with third parties in a manner that will not identify you.

Terms of Participation

By submitting information through Thermia (via the webapp or through the API), you grant a perpetual, royalty-free, unconditional license to Boston Children's Hospital, HeathMap and Thermia, and any successor organizations, to publish your contribution in aggregate with other submissions on the Thermia site and all affiliated sites, as well as disseminate it to other parties via RSS or other media, and to discuss or reference it in any publications related to or arising out of Thermia. You also agree that Thermia has the right, but not the obligation, to edit or remove any contribution in Thermia's sole discretion. You also agree to the HealthMap Terms of Use.


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