• Ahmed Imran Kabir University of Malaya
  • Ridoan Karim University of Malaya
  • Muhammad Istiaque Hossain Central Queensland University
  • Shah Newaz University of Malaya


The health care industry truly has created expansive measures of information, driven by record keeping, consistency and administrative prerequisites, and patient care. Big Data has taken the world by a variable tempest, touching each division from healthcare to promoting in heap distinctive ways, enhancing productivity, adding to process effectiveness, and making a situation where advancements flourish and thrive. The hospitals in Bangladesh which for all intents and purposes sit on the vast amount of data of their patients are yet to devise a strategy in utilizing those data genuinely to give their patients a superior service. Big data analytics in Bangladeshi healthcare sector can be developed into a promising field for providing knowledge from extensive data sets and enhancing the outcome of the results while decreasing expenses. Its potential is great; be that as it may, there remain difficulties to overcome. Therefore, the study of this paper aims to describe the prospects and challenges of big data analytics in Bangladeshi healthcare sector. The study of this paper is based on secondary sources where a qualitative research is conducted to analyse the social and economic issues relating to the Bangladeshi healthcare system using Big data. In sum, this paper gives a broad overview of big data analytics for the healthcare researchers and the practitioners.

Author Biographies

Ahmed Imran Kabir, University of Malaya

The Author is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Business and Accountancy, University of Malaya, Malaysia. The author also had his Master of Sciece in Data Analytics from the prestigious Texas A&M University- Commerce, United States.

Ridoan Karim, University of Malaya

The co-author is a Doctoral Researcher at Faculty of Law, University of Malaya, Malaysia.

Muhammad Istiaque Hossain, Central Queensland University

The co-author is a Graduate from Department of Business, Accounting and Law, University of Central Queensland. Australia.

Shah Newaz, University of Malaya

Shah Newaz currently studies at the Faculty of Business and Accountancy, University of Malaya. Shah likes to do research in Manufacturing, Supply chain management, and Business Administration. Their most recent publication is 'A Cross-Dock Model to Replace Traditional Supply Chain of Vegetable Industry through Eliminating Bottlenecks: Bangladesh Perspective'.


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How to Cite

Kabir, A. I., Karim, R., Hossain, M. I., & Newaz, S. (2018). PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES OF USING BIG DATA IN HEALTHCARE SECTOR OF BANGLADESH: FOCUS ON THE REFORMATION OF THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM. Journal of Asian and African Social Science and Humanities, 4(1), 1–16. Retrieved from