•  The constitution of this team is the first action of the collaboration agreement recently signed by both organizations
  • The cooperative work between Tera and IDIVAL will favor the advancement of health innovation through responsible use of data

The Digital Health Commission of the Tera Cluster and the Marqués de Valdecilla Research Institute (IDIVAL) have set up a working group to promote new solutions and different applications that allow the advancement of health innovation based on the responsible use of data. The creation and implementation of this specialized team is the first action included in the collaboration agreement recently signed between both organizations.
David Pérez, president of the Tera Digital Health Commission, and Galo Peralta, director of IDIVAL, have led the first joint work session held this morning at the IDIVAL facilities. In addition to constituting the group of experts that will work to achieve the objectives of the agreement, the four purposes that structure the collaboration between both entities have also been carefully reviewed.
In addition to promoting the configuration of consortia that allow participating in national and international competitive calls, the agreement also contemplates deepening the geographical, semantic and technological interoperability of the electronic medical record. An aspect that would mean taking a step forward in the homogenization of data, the identification and replication of success stories or the identification of good practices.
Likewise, IDIVAL and the Tera Cluster aim to advance solutions that allow Cantabria to be at the forefront of personalized medicine. In this area, technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), sensors, geolocation and the development of wearable devices come into play with the purpose of progressing in cybersecurity within the patient telemonitoring program.
Finally, a secondary and legitimate use of health data will be promoted in order to promote innovative services and solutions that facilitate diagnosis, improve results and allow the progress of precision medicine. In this sense, we will work especially with the information generated by the Cantabria Cohort project. An initiative that will take blood samples and health and socio-demographic information from 50,000 residents in Cantabria.
The application of artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques on the enormous volume of information will generate a library of structured data that will constitute an important strategic capital for health research and innovation in Cantabria over the coming decades.
The agreement, which is valid annually, facilitates direct and two-way communication between IDIVAL and the ICT sector of the region. In this regard, the high capabilities of Cantabria’s technology companies combined with their experience in the development of large projects make the members of Tera the perfect ally to speed up the digital transformation of the regional health system, increase its efficiency and guarantee its sustainability in the medium and long term.
Finally, direct collaboration between both organizations is contemplated to disseminate the actions carried out. In that sense, the Tera Cluster will immediately promote a project called [Tera]pias.
This initiative consists of a series of informative events in which different aspects of relevance to the progress of precision medicine and the determination of the most efficient health strategies for the region will be presented. The first of these sessions, scheduled for January 19, will focus on the Cantabria Cohort and the technological possibilities associated with this project.



Digital Health Commission of the Tera Cluster

Created at the request of Tera’s own associates, the Digital Health Commission aims to take advantage of all the business opportunities that exist around this field of activity.
David Pérez, director of Business Development at Viacore IT, and Luis Rosado, manager of Green Code, lead this department whose governance is completed by six members held by the companies Acorde, Netboss, Deduce Data Solutions, Ámbar Telecomunicaciones, Meentum and management. of the Cluster
Cantabria has a mature healthcare ecosystem, with a wide network of healthcare centers led by a reference hospital such as Valdecilla. Likewise, Health and Wellbeing are part of the priority action ecosystems included in the RIS3CANTABRIA Innovation Strategy and there is a powerful higher education network in which practically all degrees in ICT and Health Sciences are covered.
With this context and a noticeably aging population of approximately 585,000 inhabitants, Cantabria represents an ideal environment for the piloting and development of technological innovation projects linked to health and healthy aging. A greater presence of ICT solutions within the system will allow significant progress in fields such as the design of personalized treatments or the technological application to improve diagnoses.