Collaboration is an iterative process of people working together to achieve a common goal.  The common goal can be sparked by a team of people within a community then expanded between communities and organizations. Working collaboratively, a team can obtain greater resources, sharing knowledge, learning and building consensus.  Kona Healthcare provides collaborative portal services, applications and web services to help realize goals.  The Kona cloud fosters collaboration not just within a community but also between other organization hierarchies and peer communities.