Technology During Pandemic
SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus disease 2019 [COVID-19]) has affected nearly every aspect of our lives. It has certainly changed how we deliver health care. In part, it has accelerated the development and use of technology solutions in health care. These technology tools were originally identified as mechanisms that would make future care easier or better; however, these tech solutions amidst COVID-19 are now viewed as essential. The use of technology discussed in this article has been accelerated during the current crisis because technology can provide distance, safety for health care professionals and patients, faster results reporting, virtual visits, and more. As we move forward, technology will continue to be positioned to best address public health needs and improve care efficiencies, as well as develop treatments and vaccines.