The world awoke to one of the most challenging health care disasters in history in December, 2019. The coronavirus disease (known as COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), became a pandemic in a matter of weeks, prompting international reactions ranging from mild to aggressive.
With the vast majority of global populations subject to self-quarantine, health care delivery systems took an unplanned detour trying to manage this new situation, which impacts both patients and employees. These new challenges to ensuring the delivery of health care and pharmacy care could continue amid a rapidly reacting political arena, causing significant lifestyle changes worldwide. To ensure patients continue to receive proper treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic, health care professionals must be aware of available technologies and how they can impact patient care.
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