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Digitalising Healthcare in Developing Economies: Challenges and Mitigating Strategies

Published on Jan 1, 2020
· DOI :10.4018/978-1-7998-2610-1.CH016
Mansah Preko1
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(University of Ghana),
Richard Osei-Boateng (University of Ghana), Adekunle Ezekiel Durosinmi
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