SNOMED-CT

Introduction

SNOMED CT is the most comprehensive, multilingual clinical healthcare terminology in the world. It is internationally owned and maintained by IHTSDO. In Canada, the extensions and translations are maintained by the Canada Health Infoway. You can find SNOMED CT Starter Guide Here.

Implementation

The current SNOMED-CT Implementation in Canada is as follows (Oct 2014):

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For further information you can visit the official SNOMED In Action website.

Searching SNOMED-CT Terms

IHTSDO has provided an online tool called the “IHTSDO SNOMED CT Browser” for researchers and students to learn about SNOMED CT’s terminology. The following links and screenshots are to showcase this browser. snomedct_1 By clicking on the red rectangle, you can browse the International edition of the SNOMED CT. The following screenshot shows the looks of the actual search area and availiable tools: snomedct_2