The National Board of Health and Welfare has, within the Swedish strategy for eHealth, the overall responsibility for providing national resources for standardized health and social care information. These resources include the national and international classifications, the Swedish terminology database and SNOMED CT, as well as the national information structure initiative.
The National Board of Health and Welfare runs the SNOMED CT National Release Centre, and is responsible for maintaining and distributing the Swedish extension of SNOMED CT. The extension contains translations into Swedish of the preferred terms from the international edition as well as nationally added content which is specific to Swedish health care.
The National Release Centre is also in charge of user support and training to external stakeholders, and collaborates with other organizations to promote adoption of SNOMED CT. Some of the key adoption projects are presented on SNOMEDinAction.org.