SNOMED International is a not-for-profit organization that owns, administers and develops SNOMED CT, the world’s most comprehensive clinical terminology.
The safe, accurate and effective exchange of health information is an essential foundation to improve healthcare around the world. We strive to determine the best global standards for health terminology and to engage with the global healthcare community to improve SNOMED CT and patient safety.
Who we are
SNOMED International is a not-for-profit organization that owns, administers and develops SNOMED CT, the world’s most comprehensive clinical terminology. We play an essential role in improving the health of humankind by determining standards for a codified language that represents groups of clinical terms.
SNOMED International strives to determine the best global standards for health terminologies and to engage with the global healthcare community to improve SNOMED CT to better serve the clinical information needs of a diverse range of health care stakeholders.
Strategy, objectives and results
The development of a global language for health - uniting health systems from around the world and enabling them to communicate with and understand one another - is an international endeavor. SNOMED International was established to build and strengthen SNOMED CT, and to develop, maintain, promote and enable the uptake and correct use of its terminology products in health systems, services and products around the world.
Governance and advisory
SNOMED International is a membership organization representing countries or other approved territories. As defined by the organization’s Articles of Association, each Member is entitled to be represented by an individual in the SNOMED International General Assembly as well as have representatives participate on the Member Forum in an advisory capacity. Members play a critical governance role through the approval of the organization's budget and strategy.