FAQs

Please find enclosed responses to Frequently Asked Questions to IHTSDO

What are the rights and obligations of Members?
The rights and obligations of Members are fully outlined in section 5 of the Articles of Association.
Wed, 4 Jan, 2017 at 4:00 AM
What does SNOMED CT consist of?
SNOMED CT content is represented using three types of component supplemented by Reference Sets, which provide additional flexible features. Concepts SN...
Wed, 4 Jan, 2017 at 4:09 AM
I'd like to see more widespread use of SNOMED CT in my country. How do we become a Member?
Membership is open to all countries who are interested in using SNOMED CT and working towards the goals and purpose of the Association. Nations themselves a...
Tue, 4 Nov, 2014 at 1:33 PM
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