“There’s a lot of data-rich, insight-poor environments that exist in the world. And part of our job at Kinsa, and part of the job of our public health colleagues, is to make the data accessible. It’s not data for data’s sake. It’s insight.”
– Inder Singh, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Kinsa
Welcome to OneTAKE Live! In this episode, host Ian Barkin sits down with Inder Singh, founder and CEO of Kinsa, to discuss the entrepreneurial journey of Kinsa from idea to product, why it’s important to democratize information and insights, the value data holds for the future of healthcare, and much more.
Did you know you can help save the world just by taking your temperature?
With Kinsa’s revolutionary smart thermometers, every time a user checks their temperature, that data is tracked and added to real-time viral heat maps that enable customers to track and avoid areas where illnesses are spreading. And through careful scientific analysis and data forecasting, that information isn’t just being used to track epidemics, pandemics, and spreadable disease — it’ll eventually help to prevent the spread of illness entirely. That’s the power of data at work, but more than that, it’s the power of collaboration, as Inder explains:
“You want to solve any problem in the world? Any big hairy problem in the world? Whether it’s climate change, or whether it’s getting ahead of outbreaks? You need a coalition: a network of people who are cooperating and collaborating — and that’s the core of what we’re creating … that’s why giving insights back to individual households is so important.”
Prior to founding Kinsa in 2012, Inder served as an executive vice president of Access Programs and Market Dynamics for the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (an initiative of the Clinton Foundation). A data science and healthcare expert, he continues to further his goal of contributing to better public health through the innovative products and services Kinsa creates.
Join us and discover how technology and data science are creating a better future for healthcare on this episode of OneTAKE Live!