SNOMED International, as part of its commitment to developing support for Genomics, has become a member of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (Global Allliance)
The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health was formed to help accelerate the potential of genomic medicine to advance human health. It brings together over 400 leading institutions working in healthcare, research, disease advocacy, life science, and information technology. The partners in the Global Alliance are working together to create a common framework of harmonized approaches to enable the responsible, voluntary, and secure sharing of genomic and clinical data.
The work of the Global Alliance is critical to realizing the potential of recent technological advances that make possible the large-scale collection of data on genome sequencing and clinical outcomes. To seize this extraordinary opportunity, it is often necessary to ask questions that span individual datasets. The Global Alliance is working to alter the current reality where data are kept and studied in silos, and tools and methods are non-standardized and incompatible.
Engaging collaboratively with its stakeholders, the Global Alliance works to establish, broadly disseminate, and advocate for the use of interoperable technical standards for managing and sharing genomic and clinical data
As a member of the Global Alliance, SNOMED International will work to identify content requirements, and to provide support for the interoperability challenges face d by the global genomics community.