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Strategy, objectives and results

The development of a global language for health – uniting health systems from around the world and enabling them to communicate with and understand one another – is an international endeavor.

SNOMED International was founded on that principle. In 2007, IHTSDO was established to build and strengthen SNOMED CT, other health terminologies and related terminology products, and to develop, maintain, promote and enable the uptake and correct use of its terminology products in health systems, services and products around the world. We are a strong and proud collaborative membership organization, serving and responding to the needs of the healthcare sector.

In 2017 we adopted the trading name of SNOMED International, to reflect our evolution to a product and service-oriented organization. We work with our Members and other stakeholders to prioritize the strategic development of SNOMED CT to meet the needs of the healthcare sector.

Vision

By 2025, Clinical Terminologies will be used globally, which will result in better health and improved patient outcomes, supported by one language of health.

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Vision
Mission

Mission

SNOMED International sustainably produces a global clinical vocabulary and other services that enables the clear exchange and analysis of health information for all.

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Strategic direction

Over the course of a year-long consultation process, SNOMED International and its associated Community of Practice have set out the organization’s 2020-2025 Strategy. Arriving at this strategy has been an active and collaborative process among participants representing the organization, General Assembly, and Management Board governance bodies.

 

Building on a strong foundation made possible through the success of the 2015-2020 strategy, the organization can begin to develop a model to link with other terminologies and classifications, providing a more informed view of the patient’s record.

Strategic Direction

Annual work plans

Our activities include the delivery of regular services (e.g., the biannual SNOMED CT release) and projects that address specific needs of Members, Affiliates and end-users. Projects are set out in annual work plans developed by the management team, based on input from Members and other stakeholders. The Work Plan is subject to the approval of the General Assembly.

  • Sponsorship and exhibition prospectus
    The SNOMED CT Expo 2024 Prospectus is now available. Please click here to learn more about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities at this year's event.
  • Call for abstracts
    The 2024 Call for Abstracts has now closed. Key dates: Submission deadline was extended to: May 9, 2024 Submitters notified: June 6, 2024 Conference: October 24-25, 2024
  • Venue and accommodation
    SNOMED CT Expo 2024 will be held at the following hotel: Conrad Seoul (a Hilton Hotel) 10 Gukjegeumyung-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea Please click here to reserve your room now at SNOMED's negotiated delegate rate. Details: Room rates: Single occupancy: KRW 285,000+10% (KRW 313,500) Double occupancy: KRW 330,000+10% (KRW 363,000) Rooms are available to reserve at these rates between October 15 to October 28, 2024 Bedroom rates are inclusive of Buffet Breakfast and Standard Internet Deadline for Delegate Individual Reservations: Wednesday, September 25, 2024 (23 days prior to arrival) Cancellation Policy: Individual reservations through the Hilton link will be guaranteed to the credit card at the time of reservation and the rest of the amount will be paid upon check-out. For any late cancellation, and no-show after cutoff date of Wednesday, September 25, 2024, cancellation penalty is as below: Cancellation before 72 hours prior to arrival: There is no cancellation charge. Cancellation within 72 hours prior to arrival: 100% of total staying will be charged to the individual guests with the guaranteed card and cannot be refunded.
  • Registration and schedule
    Registration for SNOMED CT Expo 2024 will open in July 2024. A high-level overview of the event's schedule is available below:
  • Host Country
    As the Korean representative Member to SNOMED International, the Korean Health Information Service (KHIS) agency of the Ministry of Health and Welfare will serve as host country for this meeting.
  • Data privacy and event terms & conditions
    SNOMED International will protect and manage your data for this event in accordance with our event data privacy agreement. Detailed 'Terms & Conditions' governing SNOMED International events are available here. For more information please contact privacy@snomed.org.
  • Subscribe for Expo updates
    Keep up to date with details as they develop for SNOMED International's events. Subscribe to the SNOMED events mailing list
  • Future Expo dates
    2025: Antwerp, Belgium October 23-24, 2025 (Hybrid event)
  • Watch Expo recordings
    View the SNOMED CT Expo 2020 to 2023 playlists on SNOMED International's YouTube channel. Access playlists
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Annual work plans
Results

Results

SNOMED International publishes an Annual Report to demonstrate what SNOMED International and our Members have accomplished.

  • Sponsorship and exhibition prospectus
    The SNOMED CT Expo 2024 Prospectus is now available. Please click here to learn more about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities at this year's event.
  • Call for abstracts
    The 2024 Call for Abstracts has now closed. Key dates: Submission deadline was extended to: May 9, 2024 Submitters notified: June 6, 2024 Conference: October 24-25, 2024
  • Venue and accommodation
    SNOMED CT Expo 2024 will be held at the following hotel: Conrad Seoul (a Hilton Hotel) 10 Gukjegeumyung-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea Please click here to reserve your room now at SNOMED's negotiated delegate rate. Details: Room rates: Single occupancy: KRW 285,000+10% (KRW 313,500) Double occupancy: KRW 330,000+10% (KRW 363,000) Rooms are available to reserve at these rates between October 15 to October 28, 2024 Bedroom rates are inclusive of Buffet Breakfast and Standard Internet Deadline for Delegate Individual Reservations: Wednesday, September 25, 2024 (23 days prior to arrival) Cancellation Policy: Individual reservations through the Hilton link will be guaranteed to the credit card at the time of reservation and the rest of the amount will be paid upon check-out. For any late cancellation, and no-show after cutoff date of Wednesday, September 25, 2024, cancellation penalty is as below: Cancellation before 72 hours prior to arrival: There is no cancellation charge. Cancellation within 72 hours prior to arrival: 100% of total staying will be charged to the individual guests with the guaranteed card and cannot be refunded.
  • Registration and schedule
    Registration for SNOMED CT Expo 2024 will open in July 2024. A high-level overview of the event's schedule is available below:
  • Host Country
    As the Korean representative Member to SNOMED International, the Korean Health Information Service (KHIS) agency of the Ministry of Health and Welfare will serve as host country for this meeting.
  • Data privacy and event terms & conditions
    SNOMED International will protect and manage your data for this event in accordance with our event data privacy agreement. Detailed 'Terms & Conditions' governing SNOMED International events are available here. For more information please contact privacy@snomed.org.
  • Subscribe for Expo updates
    Keep up to date with details as they develop for SNOMED International's events. Subscribe to the SNOMED events mailing list
  • Future Expo dates
    2025: Antwerp, Belgium October 23-24, 2025 (Hybrid event)
  • Watch Expo recordings
    View the SNOMED CT Expo 2020 to 2023 playlists on SNOMED International's YouTube channel. Access playlists
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