SNOMED International - Leading healthcare terminology, worldwide

Objectives and Results


By 2020 clinical terminologies will be used globally, which will result in better health, supported by one language of health.


SNOMED International produces and enhances the vocabulary that enables the clear exchange of health information for all.


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. 

IHTSDO was founded on that principle. In 2007, IHTSDO was established to build and strengthen SNOMED CT, other health terminologies and related terminology products, 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. We are a strong and proud collaborative membership organization, serving and responding to the needs of the healthcare sector.

In 2017 we adopted the trading name of SNOMED International, to reflect our evolution to a product and service-oriented organization. We work with our Members and other stakeholders to prioritize the strategic development of SNOMED CT to meet the needs of the healthcare sector.

SNOMED International
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Reg. address: One Kingdom Street | Paddington Central | London W2 6BD | United Kingdom
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SNOMED International is the trading name of the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation a private company limited by guarantee