The International Technology Management Review

Volume 7, Issue 2, December 2018, Pages 112 - 124

mHealth in Bangladesh: Current Status and Future Development

Authors
Mohammad Zahedul Alam
Corresponding Author
Mohammad Zahedul Alam
Available Online 31 December 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/itmr.2018.7.2.1How to use a DOI?
Keywords
mHealth, Current Status, Challenges, Future development, Bangladesh etc.
Abstract

Digital health has significant potential in health and health system potential. mHealth is one of the digital solutions, has been one of the focus in Bangladesh for the last couple of years. There is enormous potential in using mHealth within the healthcare sector to ensure healthcare quality, accessibility and affordability in developing countries including Bangladesh. A large number of people in developing countries, particularly in rural and remote areas, remained with no or little access to health care facilities. The private, public and NGOs sectors have motivated to spend a large budget on building mobile healthcare infrastructure throughout the country. The application of ICT to healthcare, especially mHealth, is rapidly advancing in Bangladesh. But, the current status of mHealth and way forward for future development in Bangladesh, however, has not been assessed. In the present study, we explored the state of the art of mHealth in the public, private and NGOs, as well as the technical and managerial challenges facing mHealth projects and future development in Bangladesh. This paper aims to make an overview of mHealth, identify needs for mobile health, present major mobile health in Bangladesh, and discuss ethical issues and challenges in mobile health development. Our findings revealed that although mHealth in Bangladesh remains somewhat challenging, it could be overcome. Based on the current scenario and challenges of mHealth, further development is required in the scope of some field. The findings of this study will help the stakeholders to make effective decisions regarding the mHealth services and future investment in this sector of Bangladesh.

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Journal
The International Technology Management Review
Volume-Issue
7 - 2
Pages
112 - 124
Publication Date
2018/12/31
ISSN (Online)
1835-5269
ISSN (Print)
2213-7149
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/itmr.2018.7.2.1How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2019, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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