DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN HEALTHCARE SERVICES SECTOR OF BANGLADESH: CURRENT STATUS, CHALLENGES AND FUTURE DIRECTION

Mohammad Zahedul Alam, Wang Hu, Aslam Uddin
2020 Journal on Innovation and Sustainability  
Digital transformation in healthcare services has massive potential to ensure healthcare quality, accessibility, equality & affordability in developing countries. Bangladesh is not exception to this trend for digitalization of healthcare sector as a part of vision 2021 of digital Bangladesh. This paper aims to explore the current standing of the digital transformation in healthcare services sector of the public, private & NGOs, as well as the managerial and technical challenges facing the
more » ... es facing the digitalization of healthcare projects in Bangladesh. The digital transformation in healthcare is at the introductory stage in Bangladesh. Studies explored that although digitalization of this sector remains somewhat problematic, the difficulties and challenges could be overcome. Due to lack of technological knowhow, literacy, poverty, trust, attitudes, resistance to change and infrastructural facilities, this project does not work effectively and efficiently. Based on the assessment of this sector, the scope of some fields requires further improvement. The findings will help government agencies, policymakers, healthcare providers and mobile phone companies to make effective decisions regarding the digitalization of Healthcare services.
doi:10.23925/2179-3565.2020v11i1p30-38 fatcat:33fy5bf5evhxfbd3zzwvgvmvbi