SNOMED International - Leading healthcare terminology, worldwide


Our organization was established as the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO) in 2007 by nine Charter Members. Now trading as SNOMED International, we now have over thirty five Members and have issued Affiliate licenses to more than 5,000 individuals and organizations. More information about current Member Countries is available on their respective home pages by following the links below. 

Members of SNOMED International can be either an agency of a national government or other bodies (such as corporations or regional government agencies) endorsed by an appropriate national government authority within the territory it represents. We welcome new Members: please contact us to discuss this further.

Once joined, new Members should consult the New Member Information Pack as a starting reference point.

Organizations that use SNOMED CT or develop software of services using SNOMED CT require an Affiliate License. SNOMED International does not charge for Affiliate Licensing or for use of SNOMED CT in Member countries. However, charges do apply to use SNOMED CT in non-member territories. For more details see Affiliate license Fees. 



SNOMED International
Registered in England and Wales | Company Registration Number 9915820
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