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Bahmni + SNOMED CT

Bahmni + SNOMED CT has developed an open
SNOMED CT module for the Bahmni open-source electronic medical record and hospital information system.

A product created for resource-constrained environments, Bahmni + SNOMED CT aligns with SNOMED International's vision of enabling better patient care globally.

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Bahmni + SNOMED CT

Bahmni + SNOMED CT is a joint initiative that has developed a SNOMED CT module for integration with Bahmni's open source Electronic Medical Record.

Serving the clinical terminology needs of lower digitally mature countries, Bahmni + SNOMED CT delivers access to SNOMED CT, without a fee.  

Bahmni + SNOMED CT demonstrates how SNOMED CT's standardized clinical terms can be used by open source EMRs for efficient exchange of clinical information among disparate healthcare systems. 

About Bahmni

About Bahmni


Bahmni is an easy to use electronic medical record and hospital system geared at low resource settings. It combines and enhances existing open source products into a single solution. 

‣Used in 50+ countries, with over 500+ implementations

‣Open Source, Open System, Open Community

‣Preferred EHR/HIMS solution in many countries in Asia and Africa

‣Strategic asset for Large Humanitarian Organizations

About Bahmni
  • Registration & program
    The SNOMED CT Expo 2023 program is available here. Registration is open. Please click here to register your attendance. An overview of the event's schedule is available below:
  • Venue and accommodation
    SNOMED CT Expo 2023 will be held at the following hotel: The Starling 188 14th Street NE Atlanta, GA 30361, USA Please note that our accommodation block at the hotel has now SOLD OUT, although you may be able to still book your stay at their current rate. We have provided a list of potential alternatives below:
  • Getting there
    The Starling in Atlanta, GA is located on 14th street between Peachtree & Piedmont. Less than 15 miles from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), our venue can be reached by hopping on I-85 or catching the MARTA’s Red/Gold line. View map.
  • Sponsorship & exhibition prospectus
    SNOMED CT Expo 2023 will build on our previous successes with both in person and online/virtual events, and the Sponsorship and Exhibition Prospectus is now available. Discover how you can showcase your products and services to an in person and virtual audience. Don't miss your chance to be a part of this international event. Please contact for further information. View prospectus
  • Host country representatives
    As the U.S. representative member to SNOMED International, the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health is serving as host country for this meeting.
  • Entry visas and letters of invitation
    SNOMED International encourages each attendee to confirm the entry and exit requirements* to the USA with your home department of international affairs or passport issuing body. Many US Embassies worldwide are currently experiencing delays in scheduling appointments. Please begin the process now if you do require a visa or electronic travel authorization. *SNOMED International does not assume liability for entry and exit decisions made by foreign governments. If you require an invitation letter from SNOMED International please note that the deadline to request one is August 31, 2023. Request a letter of invitation
  • Data privacy and event terms & conditions
    SNOMED International will protect and manage your data for this event in accordance with our event data privacy agreement. Detailed 'Terms & Conditions' governing SNOMED International events are available here. For more information please contact
  • Call for abstracts
    The SNOMED CT Expo 2023 call for abstracts has now closed. If you have not already made prior arrangements with the SNOMED International events team please do not submit your abstract. Submission Guidelines: All Expo presentations and ePosters must be focused on SNOMED CT and should present the use of SNOMED CT in a product or service, rather than promoting the product or service itself. Presentations should enable attendees to enhance their knowledge of SNOMED CT and be aligned with the overall conference theme one of four program streams. Abstract submissions for oral presentations and e-posters are invited by the extended deadline of May 2, 2023 (23:59 Pacific Time). Oral presentations are 25 minutes in length (including time for audience questions). A presentation template will be supplied, but its use is not mandatory. Presenters will indicate their availability for onsite or online presentation and a limited number of online presentations will be accepted. Oral presentations will be recorded and available for viewing on the online event platform, as well as SNOMED International's YouTube channel. ePosters must be prepared using a supplied template and delegates will self-navigate through the ePosters at onsite kiosks. ePoster presenters are encouraged to attend, but onsite attendance is not mandatory. Presenters will be notified of the outcome of their submission by May 29, 2023. PRESENTATION STREAMS: Advances in Research and Innovation: Presentations showcasing innovation of SNOMED CT to accelerate data, information, evidence and knowledge creation, supporting a wide range of informatics research. Demonstrating Implementation Excellence: Presentations exploring practical demonstrations SNOMED CT. Implementers from healthcare organizations, government agencies and industry will share their lessons learned, outcomes and benefit realization achievements. Enhancing Clinical Practice and Outcomes: Presentations focused on the application of SNOMED CT in clinical settings and clinical research; aimed at enhancing the patient or citizen experience, clinical outcomes, reducing costs or improving efficiency. This may include such areas as precision medicine, data analytics, decision support, clinical guidelines etc. Terminology Leading Practices: Presentations covering experience and ideas on innovative enhancements of SNOMED CT, as well as those in conjunction with other international standards, e.g., content development, mappings, description logic, reference sets and more.
  • Watch past Expo recordings
    View the SNOMED CT Expo 2020, 2021 and 2022 playlists on SNOMED International's YouTube channel. Access playlists
  • Subscribe for Expo updates
    Keep up to date with details as they develop for SNOMED International's events in 2023. Subscribe to the SNOMED events mailing list
  • Future Expo dates
    2024: Seoul, Republic of Korea October 24-25, 2024 (Hybrid event) Venue TBA Seoul, Republic of Korea (and online)
Future plans

The Future of Bahmni + SNOMED CT

The next phase of the SNOMED CT module will deliver:

  • Enhanced Clinical Decision Support use-cases for drug-to-drug interactions and allergies

  • Improved HL7 FHIR compatibility, integration with a new micro FHIR terminology server

  • Integration with the SNOMED CT data analytics tool, and,

  • Integrated WHO ICD-10 reporting capability.

Bahmni + SNOMED CT resources

Bahmni + SNOMED CT

Bahmni + SNOMED CT

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