FAQs

Please find enclosed responses to Frequently Asked Questions to IHTSDO

I'm a vendor who wants to incorporate SNOMED CT into my product. What do I need to do?
To use SNOMED CT, you will need an Affiliate License. Please see our FAQs on licensing or contact your regional Customer Service Executive.
Wed, 4 Jan, 2017 at 4:02 AM
How do I make a request submission for an addition or change to SNOMED CT content?
SNOMED International's Members coordinate requests for additions or changes to SNOMED CT from each country. For more information about the processes in...
Thu, 5 Jan, 2017 at 1:14 PM
How can SNOMED CT be used?
SNOMED CT can be used in healthcare software applications that focus on collection of clinical data, linking to clinical knowledge bases, information retrie...
Wed, 4 Jan, 2017 at 4:08 AM
What are the benefits of using SNOMED CT?
Please see http://www.snomed.org/snomed-ct/why-should-i-get-snomed-ct.
Wed, 4 Jan, 2017 at 4:12 AM
What is the history of SNOMED CT?
Please see http://www.snomed.org/snomed-ct/what-is-snomed-ct/history-of-snomed-ct
Wed, 4 Jan, 2017 at 4:07 AM
How scalable and flexible is SNOMED CT?
SNOMED CT has a broad coverage of health-related topics. It can be used to describe a patient's medical history, the details of an orthopedic procedure...
Wed, 4 Jan, 2017 at 4:10 AM
How comprehensive is the core technology and when will it be complete?
SNOMED CT is already the most comprehensive global health terminology. However, SNOMED International recognizes that there remains much work to do to enhanc...
Wed, 4 Jan, 2017 at 4:11 AM
How is SNOMED developed and maintained?
SNOMED CT is continuously updated to meet the needs of users around the world. Revisions to the international version of SNOMED CT are released t...
Tue, 4 Nov, 2014 at 1:52 PM
How can I help to improve SNOMED CT?
Healthcare knowledge is constantly evolving. As a result, there is a continuing need to review and enhance the terminology to ensure that SNOMED CT reflects...
Wed, 4 Jan, 2017 at 4:05 AM
Mapping Service Team - Mapping Personnel Handbook V2.16
The Mapping Personnel Handbook incorporates the principles applied to SNOMED CT concepts and ICD-10 target maps. The document is updated when new principl...
Fri, 11 Mar, 2016 at 4:04 PM