Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) has a new ResearchKit program called Feverprints, and it aims to answer an age-old question: what’s a fever? While a fever is typically the harbinger of infection or illness, it can also signal deeper issues, like autoimmune deficiencies or auto-inflammatory diseases. BCH says that while a temperature of 98.6 is considered normal, it may not account for varying degrees of fever throughout the day or in what may be ‘normal’ from person to person. Feverprints comes courtesy of BCH’s Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator (IDHA), where director of informatics Jared Hawkins notes, “Many factors come together to…

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