E-Health in Developing Countries: Bangladeshi Perspective
Suborna Afrin1, Mohammad Arifuzzaman2

1Suborna Afrin*, Department of ECE, East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2Dr. Mohammad Arifuzzaman, Department of ECE, East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Manuscript received on February 01, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on February 05, 2020. | Manuscript published on February 30, 2020. | PP: 908-914 | Volume-9 Issue-3, February, 2020. | Retrieval Number: A1837109119/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.A1837.029320
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Abstract: Currently, utilizing of Information and Communication technology (ICT) in medical sector has been gained a lot of interests in global community i,e. developed, developing and under developed countries. Now-a-days, ICT intervention in almost all arena of medical services is very evident in Bangladesh and stakeholders are getting its benefits with this IT-assisted medical services. As a matter of fact, the government of Bangladesh already has declared ICT as one of its priority sectors; hence a large amount of budget for enhancing ICT in medical sector have been allocated. This paper explains the present scenario of the use of IT in medical sector of Bangladesh as well as this is an initiative to provide some guidelines and recommendation for possible socio – economic improvement of Bangladesh through exploiting the potential of IT in health sector. In addition to that, this work also gives a brief summery and comparative study about the scenario of health services in developed and developing countries. Finally, this research tries to comprehensively focus on ICT potentials in medical area in order to find future visionary direction for the ICT based medical services that match the socio-economic constraint of the people at Bangladesh.
Keywords: e- health, m-health, EHR (Electronic Health Record), EMR (Electronic Medical Record), telehealth