SNOMED International maintains and quality assures SNOMED CT on an ongoing basis, issuing releases of its International Edition at the end of January and July each year.
 
In cases where a global emergency persists and warrants action, for example SARS in 2013 and the current COVID-19 situation, SNOMED International has taken steps to issue an interim release of the SNOMED CT International Edition to serve a public good.  With this release, clinicians, researchers and administrators globally are able to code, analyze and plan to address the Coronavirus effort with the most up to date terminology.  
 
The March 2020 release contains relevant COVID-19 concepts including any applicable changes to descriptions.  With this interim release, 24 records have been added, plus core concept descriptions added back in referencing March 2020.  Full COVID-19 content available here.

ConceptID Type DescriptionID Term
138875005 FSN 3947198019 SNOMED Clinical Terms version: 20200309 [R] (March 2020 Interim Release)
840539006 FSN 3947183016 Disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (disorder)
840539006 Synonym 3947184010 Disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2
840539006 Synonym 3947185011 COVID-19
840544004 FSN 3947197012 Suspected disease caused by severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2 (situation)
840544004 Synonym 3947196015 Suspected disease caused by severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2
840544004 Synonym 3947195016 Suspected disease caused by SARS-CoV-2
840544004 Synonym 3950926016 Suspected COVID-19
840546002 FSN 3947186012 Exposure to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (event)
840546002 Synonym 3947187015 Exposure to SARS-CoV-2
840546002 Synonym 3947188013 Exposure to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2
840533007 FSN 3947189017 Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (organism)
840533007 Synonym 3947191013 Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2
840533007 Synonym 3947190014 SARS-CoV-2
840536004 FSN 3947180018 Antigen of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (substance)
840536004 Synonym 3947181019 Antigen of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2
840536004 Synonym 3947182014 Antigen of SARS-CoV-2
840535000 FSN 3947177019 Antibody to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (substance)
840535000 Synonym 3947178012 Antibody to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2
840535000 Synonym 3947179016 Antibody to SARS-CoV-2
840534001 FSN 3947192018 Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 vaccination (procedure)
840534001 Synonym 3947194017 Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 vaccination
840534001 Synonym 3947193011 SARS-CoV-2 vaccination
840534001 Synonym 3950925017 COVID-19 vaccination


SNOMED CT users have the choice to take this interim release package and import into their systems now, or follow their planned update in July 2020, which will also include all relevant content.
 
To learn more about this release, visit confluence to review the March 2020 SNOMED CT International Edition Release.
 
For more information, please contact info@snomed.org


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