The recent 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, first discovered in Wuhan, China, has quickly tested local to global health system readiness to handle disease outbreaks as the threat expanded to dozens of other countries. Prompted by the quick spread of the virus, the WHO declared a global health emergency and in the U.S., HHS Secretary Azar has declared it Public Health Emergency. 2019-nCoV belongs to the same family of viruses as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), both of which have led to deadly outbreaks in the recent past. Though many health IT systems, electronic data and exchange capabilities exist across the globe that could help prevent, detect and respond effectively to crises, few have been optimized to meet public health needs in response to these emerging pandemics. This session will to consider all health IT policy assets and resources needed to prepare for and rebound from the threat of these growing crises.