SNOMED CT is the comprehensive clinical terminology , owned and distributed by SNOMED International, that is used around the world and as a standard for quality information in the New Zealand health and disability system.
What is SNOMED CT?
- SNOMED is a system of over 340,000 concepts and terms developed by clinicians and health researchers to accurately and consistently represent clinical information
- It enables consistent communication of health information between providers and settings
- It is mapped to other international terminologies and classification systems
- It is used in SNOMED International’s 40 member countries and many others.
What is SNOMED CT used for?
- Clinical documentation at point of care
- Electronic health records
- Electronic communication of health information
- Real time clinical decision support
- Supporting evidence based care
- Health pathways
- Health data analytics.
How does SNOMED improve the use of information?
This article by Dr Charles Gutteridge at Barts Health NHS Trust explains some of the benefits of SNOMED: Speaking a common language: driving interoperability using SNOMED.
SNOMED is a standard for the health and disability system
SNOMED is required by the Health Information Standards Organisation (HISO) as a standard for the health and disability system.
For more information on SNOMED CT visit SNOMED International