What is the Global Patient Set?
The Global Patient Set (GPS) is a managed collection of existing SNOMED CT reference sets released by SNOMED International. The GPS is comprised of unique identifiers, fully specified names (FSN), preferred terms in international English, and active/inactive status flags.
The GPS excludes SNOMED CT’s inherent relationships and hierarchies; fundamental to the nature of an ontology and its ability to enable clinical data analytics, decision support, artificial intelligence, etc. Further, concept synonyms and definitions are not provided as part of the GPS.