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July 2018 SNOMED CT International Edition Release Available

The Production release of the July 2018 SNOMED CT® International Edition is now available to everyone from the SNOMED International MLDS distribution site, or your National Resource Center's distribution site.

As with all releases, a rigorous quality assurance process was completed both during the authoring cycle by the content team as well as during the release period by the release team and participating Members. The July 2018 edition contains a high number of changes to existing content, 32,888, plus an additional 6,493 new concepts. 

All files distributed for the July 2018 International Edition are available from the “July 2018 v1.0” version in the “SNOMED CT International Edition” project, which can be found on the “IHTSDO Releases” page in MLDS, accessed here:

The Release Notes ("doc_SnomedCTReleaseNotes_ Current_en-US_INT_20180731. pdf”) can be downloaded as distinct files from the same MLDS release version, or accessed online:

Those Members using MLDS as their distribution site will find that their affiliates have access to the new release automatically.

All vendors and affiliates should please contact their National Release Center (NRC) for information on when the latest release package will be available for download from the NRC website. Contact details for all NRC's can be found here - members/.

All changes to this release (and future releases), are published on the Early Visibility Page and in the Release Notes in section "3.3 Technical updates". In addition, section "2.3.1 Logic Profile Enhancements" of the Release Notes contains links to documentation and instructional videos regarding the new Description Logic enhancements.

If you have any questions about the July 2018 International Edition or have difficulties downloading the files from the distribution site, please contact SNOMED International at with “July 2018 International Edition release question” in the subject line.

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