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SNOMED CT COVID-19 content added to the Global Patient Set

March 12, 2020

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization formally characterized Coronavirus, COVID-19, as a global pandemic and health systems globally are continuing their efforts to manage the outbreak.

SNOMED International recently announced an interim release of the SNOMED CT International Edition outside of its customary release cycle to include updated COVID-19 content as a means of lending its support to the ongoing global effort. 

Without reservation, SNOMED International will also include this COVID-19 content, in its recently released Global Patient Set (GPS), a managed list of existing SNOMED CT unique identifiers, fully specified names (FSN), preferred terms in international English, and status flags, made available at no cost to users.  Please note, this content will appear as part of the GPS in the next release in September 2020, but is now available here and can be used under the same open license, the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Following the announcement from WHO regarding the Emergency use of ICD-10 codes for the COVID-19 disease outbreak, the map record is also included in the March 2020 interim SNOMED CT International Edition release and available here.

Learn more about the GPS and access provided resources on SNOMED International’s Global Patient Set information page.

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