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SNOMED International determines global standards for health terms, an essential part of improving the health of humankind.

We are committed to maintaining and growing our leadership as the global experts in healthcare terminology, ensuring that SNOMED CT, our world-leading product, is accepted as the global common language for health terms.

Latest news

  • Timetable for the withdrawal of legacy SNOMED codes

    February 15, 2015

    In 2010 IHTSDO announced a 2009 General Assembly decision that from April 26, 2017 it would no longer license the use of SNOMED antecedent works. The timetable for implementing this decision is now available on the IHTSDO website.

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  • Information about the January 2015 SNOMED CT International Edition release package

    January 29, 2015

    Ahead of the public release of the January 2015 SNOMED CT International Edition, due on January 31, IHTSDO would like to remind licensees that there are changes to the directory structures in the release package files. The changes follow consultation involving the IHTSDO Member Forum.

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  • New license and SNOMED CT distribution system launched today

    January 13, 2015

    This morning, IHTSDO launched its new licensing system, the Member Licensing and Distribution Service (MLDS) at

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  • Subsets ready for evaluation

    November 25, 2014

    An evaluation version of the March 2015 SNOMED CT General and Family Practice subsets and ICPC-2 map is now available to EHR vendors and the SNOMED community.

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  • SNOMED CT E-learning Foundation course

    November 21, 2014

    IHTSDO is launching an online course that offers an opportunity to gain a broad basic understanding of the SNOMED CT. The who complete this course will also be eligible for entry to more advanced SNOMED CT E-Learning courses later in 2015. Applications close on 12 December 2014.

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