DiabeticLink: An integrated and intelligent cyber-enabled health social platform for diabetic patients

Joshua Chuang, Owen Hsiao, Pei Lin Wu, Jean Chen, Xiao Liu, Haily De La Cruz, Shu Hsing Li, Hsinchun Chen

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Given the demand of patient-centered care and limited healthcare resources, we believe that the community of diabetic patients is in need of an integrated cyber-enabled patient empowerment and decision support tool to promote diabetes prevention and self-management. Most existing tools are scattered and focused on solving a specific problem from a single angle. DiabeticLink offers an integrated and intelligent web-based platform that enables patient social connectivity and self-management, and offers behavior change aids using advanced health analytics techniques. DiabeticLink released a beta version in Taiwan in July 2013. The next versions of the DiabeticLink system are under active development and will be launched in the U.S., Denmark, and China in 2014. We describe the system functionalities and discuss the user testing and lessons learned from real-world experience. We also describe plans for future development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSmart Health - International Conference, ICSH 2014, Proceedings
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783319084152
StatePublished - 2014
Event2nd International Conference for Smart Health, CSH 2014 - Beijing, China
Duration: Jul 10 2014Jul 11 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8549 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other2nd International Conference for Smart Health, CSH 2014


  • diabetes
  • health social media
  • patient empowerment
  • system development
  • user study

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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