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Calling clinicians: Contribute to important global SNOMED/ICD-11 project

Are you (or do you know) a practicing clinician with an interest in terminology and electronic health records? Would you like to contribute a small amount of volunteer time, gain experience with SNOMED CT and help with an important global project? If so, this opportunity is for you.

The International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization (IHTSDO), developers and owners of SNOMED CT internationally, has a collaborative agreement with the WHO to ensure linkage between SNOMED CT and WHO classifications. IHTSDO is undertaking a key piece of work to ensure alignment between SNOMED CT and that proposed in ICD-11.

We are looking for practicing clinicians in a variety of specialties to review the proposed changes to SNOMED CT to ensure clinical relevance for international usage. It is important the clinical definitions are understandable and in line with current clinical thinking. The commitment includes:

  • Attending a mandatory training session (delivered remotely)
  • Approximately 10-20 hours of work over a one month period (timing varies by specialty)

Clinicians will benefit by gaining more knowledge of SNOMED CT and its application for their specialty. Join this important project and contribute your clinical expertise!

The information sheet (downloaded here) provides more details about the project, including timelines.

To participate, or to find out more, please contact Jane Millar, Collaboration Lead, at jmi@ihtsdo.org.

 

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