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Collaboration Technologies

Collaboration Technologies research is investigating how real-time interactive technologies -- for example, videoconferencing -- and information-sharing tools can help meet the need for collaboration in scientific research, the provision of telemedicine services, and distance education.

Technologies employed in this research can be open source, standards-based, or customized. OHPCC’s Collaboratory (Collab) is the venue used to evaluate state-of-the-art and emerging technologies, interact with colleagues at other institutions, conduct telemedicine and distance learning research, and support certain NLM distance education programs. Collab resources can be configured to support 3D computer graphics and video (some with stereoscopic projection), compressed and uncompressed high definition and 4K resolution video, haptic devices for surgical planning and distance education, cloud communication and information storage applications, applications for mobile environments, and interactive multimedia.

Collab-produced webcasts and videos are in an NLM collab archive. This archive is no longer maintained and may contain material that is out of date. The archive is best viewed with the Firefox browser.

Publications/Tools: 
Marceglia S, Fontelo P, Rossi E, Ackerman MJ. A Standards-Based Architecture Proposal for Integrating Patient mHealth Apps to Electronic Health Record Systems. Appl Clin Inform. 2015 Aug 5;6(3):488-505. doi: 10.4338/ACI-2014-12-RA-0115. eCollection 2015.
Ackerman MJ. Computer briefs: the healthcare trifecta. J Med Pract Manage. 2013 Sep-Oct;29(2):140-1.
Ackerman MJ. Computer briefs: privacy, M-health, and social media. J Med Pract Manage. 2013 Jan-Feb;28(4):264-5.
Locatis CN. High Performance Connectivity and Communications. Technical Report to the LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors; 2011 Sep. 29 pages.
Liu WL, Zhang K, Locatis CN, Ackerman MJ. Internet-based videoconferencing coder/decoders and tools for telemedicine. Telemed J E Health. 2011 Jun;17(5):358-62. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2010.0193. Epub 2011 May 12.
Locatis C. The Collaboratory, Videoconferencing, and Collaboration Technology. Technical Report to the LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors; 2004 Sep. 37 pages.
Locatis C, Fontelo P, Sneiderman C, Ackerman MJ, Uijtdehaage S, Candler C, Stensaas S, Dennis S. Webcasting videoconferences over IP: a synchronous communication experiment. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2003 Mar-Apr;10(2):150-3. DOI: 10.1197/jamia.M1170.
Locatis C, Fontelo P, Ackerman MJ, Sneiderman C. Feasibility Studies in IP Videoconferencing, Streaming, and Wireless Communication. AMIA Annu Symp Proc [Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium]; 2002 Nov 9-13; San Antonio, Texas. p. 1090.