SNOMED International is a not-for-profit organization that owns and maintains SNOMED CT, the world’s most comprehensive clinical terminology. SNOMED International plays an essential role in improving the health of humankind by determining standards for a codified language that represents groups of clinical terms. SNOMED CT enables healthcare information to be exchanged globally for the benefit of patients/citizens, care providers and other stakeholders.
With SNOMED CT, users can record patient data more accurately, exchange patient data both within the health care team and with patients, both locally and across borders, to improve patient outcomes. Further, stakeholders can use SNOMED CT in health data and analytics platforms for clinical analytics, population analytics, management analytics, clinical research, applied research, and other research activities to improve health care.
SNOMED International strives to determine the best global standards for health terminologies and to engage with the global healthcare community to improve SNOMED CT to better serve the clinical information needs of a diverse range of health care stakeholders.

What is SNOMED CT?

SNOMED CT has been developed collaboratively to ensure it meets the diverse needs and expectations of clinicians worldwide and is now accepted as a common global language for health terms.

It is the most comprehensive, multilingual, clinical healthcare terminology in the world and is a resource with scientifically validated clinical content that is released monthly. It enables the consistent representation of clinical content in clinical information systems, health data and analytics platforms, and interoperability solutions.

Mapped to many other international standards, SNOMED CT is adaptable to each country's requirements and is used in more than eighty countries.

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