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Healthc Inform Res. 2016 Jul;22(3):243-249. English. Case Report.
Lim K , Lee BM , Lee Y .
Department of IT Convergence Engineering, Gachon University, Seongnam, Korea.
Department of Computer Engineering, Gachon University, Seongnam, Korea.

OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to develop an effective and efficient obesity treatment and management service platform for obese children/teenagers. METHODS: The integrated smart platform was planned and established through cooperation with service providers such as hospitals and public health centers, obese children/teenagers who constitute the service's user base, and IT development and policy institutions and companies focusing on child-teen obesity management and treatment. RESULTS: Based on guidelines on intervention strategies to manage child-teen obesity, we developed two patient/parent mobile applications, one web-monitoring service for medical staff, one mobile application for food-craving endurance, and one mobile application for medical examinations. CONCLUSIONS: The establishment of the integrated service platform was successfully completed; however, this study was restrictively to the hospital where the pilot program took place. The effectiveness of the proposed platform will be verified in the future in tests involving other organizations.

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