The COVID-19 pandemic has left many of us feeling impotent as we watch our friends on the front lines be forced to shift their attention to the most immediate needs, like finding enough PPE, tests, and beds. In these difficult times where it seems like the lowest-tech items are what stand in the way of providing care, it’s good to be reminded of the powerful role that healthcare technology has played in past pandemics. We can’t take for granted the massive lifesaving impact this technology is quietly making in the background. That’s heartening for those of us who work in healthcare tech. We find ourselves asking: how will the next generation of health technology like waveform AI be used to save lives and generate information during future outbreaks?