The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and Internet2 have created a partnership to explore the development of a networking solution for the transmission of medical information, messages and images throughout the healthcare industry, according to the organizations. Through the partnership, four working groups have been established to explore the requirements and capabilities needed to create the network. HIMSS and Internet2 will join each other's organizations. Members of both organizations will also join each of the four working groups, which include: * Identity Management: will allow the identification and authentication of individuals regardless of their physical location. * Privacy & Security: will focus on the tools and techniques that will assure the privacy and security of the information that travels on the network. * Biomedical (Health Sciences and Healthcare) Education: will focus on meeting the unique needs and accessing the resources required for biomedical education. * Telehealth: will focus on the implications for clinical practice when a reliable advanced network is available.