Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the need for longitudinal health data and interoperability have never been greater. Providers need access to the full picture of every patient they treat, and epidemiologists need to consolidate data from multiple sources to track the spread of the disease and determine where more aggressive containment strategies need to be employed. In this article for HITECH Answers, NextGate’s CTO Daniel Cidon explores five ways data interoperability can play a pivotal role in addressing the pandemic.