Agence eSanté on behalf of Luxembourg joins the organization as SNOMED International’s thirty-second Member. Luxembourg, one of the leading nations in the area of information and communication technology, has set the development of eHealth technologies as a high priority. Agence eSanté, Luxembourg’s national agency for the exchange and sharing of medical data, has set an overall mission to facilitate clinical information exchange both within Luxembourg and across other international actors. To work towards this reality, the agency has taken part in discussions about standardization across Europe, a contributing building block achieved with its membership in SNOMED International.
With our membership, Agence eSanté has committed their support for the use of structured clinical terminology. When applied to the health sector, interoperability ensures that information systems, and through them health professionals and patients, can communicate and trust health-related data and understand and use it in the same way. Use of SNOMED CT lends credence to the capacity of Luxembourg’s health information systems to both share and ensure the meaning of the conveyed information.