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See Internet2 Health Sciences. Mary Kratz Manager Internet2 Health Science Initiatives Alliance for Higher Education Richardson, Texas 6 April 2001. Agenda. Internet2 Health Science Initiative Health Science Workgroup activities

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internet2 health sciences


Internet2 Health Sciences

Mary Kratz

Manager Internet2 Health Science Initiatives

Alliance for Higher Education

Richardson, Texas

6 April 2001

  • Internet2 Health Science Initiative
  • Health Science Workgroup activities
  • Advanced Medical Applications

"When the explorer is ready the guide will appear."

-- Himalayan Saying

(Reference from EVL at UIC)


The Scope of the Internet2

Health Science Workgroup

includes clinical practice,

medical and related biological

research, education, and

medical awareness

in the Public.

with an emphasis on
With an Emphasis On:
  • Medical applications on the Internet.
  • Development of application tools to take advantage of Internet2 advanced network services.
  • Leverage and influence Internet2 resources to apply solutions to the medical domain.
  • Inform the medical community of these activities.
goals and objectives
Goals and Objectives
  • Focus on research partnerships for advanced applications
  • Enhance collaboration and information sharing
  • Development of demonstrations and tools
  • Cooperate on standards to maintain global interoperability
Clinical Care






two bowers of health sciences
Health Care


System Integration

“Traditional Informatics”

Life Sciences


Structural Biology

Clinical Trials


Two Bowers of Health Sciences
ncrr integration role for internet2
NCRR: Integration Role for Internet2

Virtual Laboratories






internet2 member universities 185 members as of february 2001












Internet2 Member Universities185 Members As of February 2001
  • 120 internet2 member universities have medical colleges (AAMC members)
  • About 50 members active in health sciences
  • Strong leadership team
  • Working closely with NIH/NLM
  • Networking Health:Prescriptions for the Internet
    • National Research Council Report
    • Current and future Internet
    • Released 24 February 2000
  • National Academy Press
  • ISBN 0-309-06843-6
network of collaborations
Network of Collaborations
  • People to people
    • Collaborations
    • Engineering expertise
    • Medical expertise
  • Information access
    • Libraries and knowledge bases
    • Data stores (ie. Clinical)
    • Metadata definitions
  • Resources
    • Abilene backbone
    • Advanced research applications and tools
    • Facilities
      • Virtual laboratories
      • Super computers
      • Knowledge Clearinghouse
application attributes
Application Attributes
  • Interactive research collaboration and instruction
  • Real-time access to remote resources
  • Large-scale, multi-site computation and data mining
  • Shared virtual reality
  • Any combination of the above
health science working groups
Health Science Working Groups
  • Medical Middleware
  • Medical Security
  • Medical Distance Education
  • Veterinary Medical Working Group
  • Visible Human Collaboratory
  • Regional Testbeds (connectivity in medicine)
  • Future Health Science Working Groups
    • Quality of Service
    • Structural Biology
    • Nanotechnology
    • Human Genome
    • Clinical Trials
medical middleware working group
Medical Middleware Working Group
  • Medical Middleware Leads
    • Rob Carter
      • Director Systems AdministrationOffice of Information Technology, Duke University
    • Jack Buchanan, MSEE, MD
      • Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Medicine, University of Tennessee, Memphis
      • Staff Physician, Memphis VA Medical Center
  • MACEmed
    • Middleware Architecture Committee for Education in Medicine
    • Electronic health record collaboratory formation
medical security working group
Medical Security Working Group
  • Security Lead
    • Jere Retzer
      • Chair of the Portland Research and Education Network (PREN)
      • Manager of Advanced Internet ProgramsOregon Health Science University
  • Workshop collaboration on HIPAA Guidelines
  • Plethora of future activities
    • CERTmed
    • “IRB”-like activity for security and privacy occurrences
  • Privacy goes hand in hand with security
medical education
Medical Education
  • Medical / Distance Education Lead
    • Bill Hersh, OSHU
  • Numerous web based curriculum
  • Visible Human Project creating content and tools
  • Collaboration with AAMC
  • Sharing of resources across universities
    • Expertise
    • Content
    • Knowledge bases
    • Application tools
veterinary medical
Veterinary Medical
  • Veterinary Medical Lead
    • Gary Allen, UMissouri
  • Objectives
    • Connectivity of national veterinary schools
    • Sharing of resources (content, computation, etc.)
  • Use of digital video
    • Video conferencing
    • Lameness research
  • Collaboration with AVMA
    • Talbot Symposium in July
    • Planning session to establish deliverables
visible human collaboratory
Visible Human Collaboratory
  • National Library of Medicine NGI contracts
  • Connectivity of research campuses
    • Stanford SUMMIT
    • University of Michigan
    • Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
    • (University of Colorado)
  • Collaboration tools
  • Anatomy curriculum
industry coordination
Industry Coordination
  • Industry outreach and education
    • AMIA 2000
    • RSNA 2000
    • AAMC GIR 2001
    • RSNA 2001
  • Leadership strategies with AAMC GIR
  • National testbeds
  • Standards coordination
  • International collaborations
digital video testbeds
Digital Video Testbeds
  • Digital Video - Lead by Jill Gemmill (UAB)
  • Access Grid – pending lead for Health Sciences
      • Utah
      • Boston University
      • UC
      • NWU
      • University of Illinois Chicago
      • Kansas
      • UIUC
future working groups
Future Working Groups
  • Quality of Service
  • End to End Performance
    • Visible Human Collaboratory
  • Clinical Trials
  • Biomedical
    • Leadership Team in formation
    • Nanotechnology
    • Genomics
    • Structural Biology
the big picture
The BIG Picture

digital video applications
Digital Video Applications
  • Broadcast TV quality videoconferencing
  • Both live distribution and on-demand access to a variety of content
  • HDTV-based digital cinema, network-based studio production, …
3d brain mapping watching the brain in action

3D Brain Mapping: “Watching the Brain in Action”

University of Pittsburgh

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center



University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois-NCSA

Old Dominion University


Virtual Pelvic Floor

Funded by National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health NO1-LM-9-3543

Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Cook County Hospital, Chicago

College of Health and Human Development Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago


Virtual Pelvic Floor

Funded by National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health NO1-LM-9-3543

Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Cook County Hospital, Chicago

College of Health and Human Development Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago

much more information
Much More Information
  • Mary Kratz
    • Internet2, Health Sciences
    • 3025 Boardwalk, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
    • 1.734.352.7004