The technological exploitation of the data of a unique project such as COHORTE Cantabria is one of the first objectives of the Digital Health Commission of the Tera Cluster. A purpose that has found an ally in the Health Department of the Government of Cantabria. César Pascual has announced that he will study the way to strengthen relations between the Valdecilla Health Research Institute (IDIVAL) and the Cluster and sign the agreement that will allow different actions to be carried out.

As the representatives of the Cluster expressed in a recent meeting, this cooperation agreement aims to establish the general framework to regulate the relationship between both institutions. The Tera Cluster proposal contemplates as its first action the management and technological exploitation of the data from the COHORTE Cantabria project, in which 50,000 people from the region participate. A significantly larger sample than that generated in other similar initiatives and that, thanks to the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques, would allow the generation of a structured data library that is practically unparalleled in the entire country. This work would constitute important strategic capital for health research and innovation in Cantabria over the coming decades.

Likewise, during the meeting, the Ministry of Health has requested the collaboration of the Cluster in matters of cybersecurity and structured data management. Pascual has conveyed to Tera representatives “the need to progress in these two technological fields to always try to offer the best possible services to citizens.” In this sense, the Tera Digital Health Commission will prepare various proposals for action to respond to the counselor’s requests. “The high specialization of the ICT fabric of Cantabria constitutes a competitive advantage to define efficient solutions,” explained Juan Carlos Ramos, manager of the Tera Cluster.

The vice president of the Tera Cluster, Roberto García, and the head of the Digital Health Commission, David Pérez, also participated in this meeting. A meeting that they described as “very satisfactory and useful” to “grow this collaboration in the future.”