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Asian Institute of Research, Journal Publication, Journal Academics, Education Journal, Asian Institute
Asian Institute of Research, Journal Publication, Journal Academics, Education Journal, Asian Institute

Journal of Health and Medical Sciences

ISSN 2622-7258

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Published: 29 October 2023

Innovating and Transforming the Healthcare Sector in Bangladesh: Challenges and Opportunities

H. M. Khalid Hossain Bhuiyan, Jannatul Ferdous

Comilla University, Bangladesh

journal of social and political sciences
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Pages: 119-127

Keywords: Health Service, MDG, SDG, Digital Transformation


In Bangladesh, the public or government sector plays a vital role in determining the overall policies, funding sources, and modes of service delivery. Even though the health system encounters many insurmountable obstacles, it requires stronger national resource allocation priority. This study looks into the fundamental aspects of digitalisation and change in Bangladesh's healthcare industry. Additionally, it explores the relationship between digital technology and emerging elements of the existing healthcare system and offers suggestions for resolving ongoing crises within the healthcare framework. The authors decided to perform explorative research using secondary data to grasp better the fundamental concepts of Bangladesh's healthcare sector's digital transformation. This study examines Bangladeshi citizens' perceptions of the current ‘Digital Transformation’ in existing institutions and suggests an entirely new national health server-centric model for future solicitation.


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