With an increased need for clear and actionable insights into the spread of the disease, location data can be a powerful tool in pinpointing hot spots, measuring the effectiveness of shelter-in-place orders, and allocating resources. In this article for HITECH Answers, NextGate’s CTO Daniel Cidon and Loqate’s Vicki Kwiatkowski explore how location data can aid efforts in key areas including contact tracing, heat maps, patient matching and prescription refills during the pandemic.