Stimulating the market for SNOMED CT solutions is a key focus of our mandate, and the marketplace is an area where vendors of SNOMED CT can exchange business information with potential purchasers. 

Vendor introduction to SNOMED CT

An informative and practical introduction to SNOMED CT, this introduction focuses primarily on the needs of vendors and developers of electronic health record systems and other related applications in healthcare information technology.

Using the SNOMED CT logo

Are you interested in using the SNOMED CT logo to promote your product? Authorized commercial and not for profit organizations using SNOMED CT within their products can submit a request to use the SNOMED CT logo on their website and related promotional materials.  

The Vendor Liaison Forum

The Vendor Liaison Forum (VLF) provides a forum for vendors from multiple industry segments that have an active interest in integrating SNOMED CT into their solutions, and influencing the direction of the product from both technology and terminology perspectives.
By creating direct links with the vendor community, we help you provide SNOMED CT functionality and benefits to your customers.

The Vendor Liaison Forum

  • Providing vendors with a forum to provide recommendations and influence the direction of SNOMED CT from both technology and terminology perspectives. This includes content authoring, implementation/integration tools, product delivery, education and more.
  • Working with vendors to reduce the time and investment required to implement and deploy SNOMED CT enabled solutions.
  • Working with vendors to demonstrate successful implementations of SNOMED CT across industry segments.
  • Removing barriers to adoption for our customers and stakeholders.
  • Enabling continuous development of SNOMED CT to meet customer requirements.
  • Providing scalable products and services that drive SNOMED CT adoption.
  •  Setting new trends and shaping new technologies that increase the overall use of SNOMED CT.
The Forum meets quarterly, with one face-to-face meeting to be held annually during the October Business Meeting and Expo.


SNOMED CT is an extremely powerful health terminology solution that can be deployed in countless ways to the benefit of vendors and their customers. That said, skilled resources can be scarce, so SNOMED International has made it easier for you to gain the knowledge you require by providing ready access to education offerings, targeted to specific resources within your organization.

Vendor oriented education

Education offerings for government decision makers, executives and sales staff include:

Education offerings for Technical Staff include:

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SNOMED International does not charge for use of SNOMED CT in SNOMED International Member countries or territories. Charges may apply for affiliate use of SNOMED CT in non-Member territories and are calculated based on use as well as the territory as determined by the World Bank.



SNOMED CT browsers enable partners to search and get acquainted with the SNOMED CT product. They provide access to over 500,000 SNOMED CT clinical concepts, extending a great opportunity to understand the semantic ontology upon which SNOMED CT is built.

Member Licensing and Distribution Service

The Member Licensing and Distribution Service (MLDS) is provided by SNOMED International for organizations and individuals to request use and access to the International Release of SNOMED CT for use in non-Member countries.

Technical support

The SNOMED International mission is to improve the health of humankind. However, this can’t be fully achieved without the vendor community able to successfully integrate SNOMED CT into their solutions.

In collaborative fashion, SNOMED International aims to help remove the barriers to the understanding and implementation of SNOMED CT. Get in touch to ask questions, make recommendations and provide vendor requirements.

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Premier events including annual Business Meetings, SNOMED CT Expo, and SNOMED CT Web Series

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Information on SNOMED International membership and licensing

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