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Production release of January 2017 SNOMED CT International Edition available

The Production release of the January 2017 SNOMED CT® International Edition is now available from the MLDS distribution site. A license is required to download and use SNOMED CT.

The January 2017 International Release has seen a continuation of the work driven by contributions from the Kaiser Permanente Convergent Medical Terminology (CMT), Global Medical Device Nomenclature Agency (GMDNA) and Orphanet to add new content to SNOMED CT. Additionally, member-identified priority projects, have driven enhancements in the anatomy hierarchy, while other project-driven changes have resulted in new content additions and enhancements to existing content. In total 5123 new concepts were authored with an additional 13899 changes made to existing concepts - a reflection of SNOMED International's continuous quality improvement program.

All files distributed for the January 2017 International Edition are available from the  “January 2017 v1.0” version in the “SNOMED CT International Edition” project, which can be found on the “SNOMED Releases” page in MLDS, accessed here: /ihtsdoReleases

The SNOMED CT International Edition Release Notes can also be accessed online: https://confluence. SNOMED+CT+January+2017+ International+Edition+-+IHTSDO +Release+notes

Please note that no changes have been required to the Release package since the Member release that was published on December 31, 2016. Those Members using MLDS as their distribution site will find that their affiliates have access to the new release automatically.

The RF1 Conversion Utility has now been open-sourced for anyone still using the legacy RF1 format – the utility plus all details and documentation can be found here: to-rf1-conversion

If you have any questions about the January 2017 International Edition, or have difficulties downloading the files from the distribution site, please contact SNOMED International at with “January 2017 International Edition release question” in the subject line.   


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