SNOMED CT News

SNOMED CT New Zealand edition October 2022 release is available now

The October 2022 production release of the SNOMED CT New Zealand Edition is now available fro download from our member licensing and distribution service.

The same content can be viewed online using the SNOMED CT Browser and accessed via API using our standard SNOMED CT terminology service.

This release include three new reference sets,covering referral reference sets and suspicion of cancer reference set.

This release also includes a set of consumer-friendly terms in te reo Māori for the most common health conditions and interventions. These terms and an equalivalent set in NZ English are available for trial use and comment.

See the release note for full details.

Our releases are six-monthly and the next is set for 1 April 2023.

SNOMED NZ Open Forum Hui tuwhera 18 October 2022

The last Microsoft Teams meeting of the year to learn about and help shape SNOMED CT adoption in Aotearoa New Zealand. Discussion are non-commercial and everyone is welcome.

Topic covered

  • SNOMED International update
  • A Sstart (UP) for using SNOMED with Laypeople presentation
  • Update from National Release Centre SNOMED CT NZ Edition October release 2022
  • Upcoming Event update
  • Open floor discussion

Time and place

Tuesday 18 October 2022, 11.00 am - 12.00 via Microsoft Teams meeting

Email your question to [email protected] or post to forum.hinz.org.nz 

SNOMED CT New Zealand Edition April 2022 release is available now

The April 2022 production release of the SNOMED CT New Zealand Edition is now available for download from our member licensing and distribution service.

The same content can be viewed online using the SNOMED CT browser and accessed via API using our standard SNOMED CT terminology service

This release includes two new reference sets, covering radiology procedures and COVID-19 symptoms.

This release also includes a set of consumer-friendly terms in te reo Māori for the most common health conditions and interventions. These terms and an equalivalent set in NZ English are available for trial use and comment.

See the release note for full details.

Our releases are six-monthly and the next is set for 1 October 2022.

We welcome your feedback and participation.

SNOMED NZ Open Forum Hui Tuwhera 15 February 2022

The first Microsoft Teams meeting of the year to learn about and help shape SNOMED CT adoption in Aotearoa New Zealand. Discussion are non-commercial and everyone is welcome.

Topic covered

  • SNOMED International update
  • Te Manawa Taki Radiology Procedure SNOMED mapping
  • Retirement of Read codes
  • Sneak peek of SNOMED CT NZ Edition April release 2022
  • Open floor discussion

Time and place

Tuesday, 15 February 2022, 10.00 am - 11.00 am via Microsoft Teams meeting

Email your questions to [email protected] or post to forum.hinz.org.nz 

SNOMED NZ Open Forum Hui Tuwhera 30 November 2021

The last Microsoft meeting of the year to learn about and help shape SNOMED CT adoption in Aotearoa New Zealand. Discussion are non-commercial and everyone is welcome.

Topic covered

  • SNOMED International update
  • SNOMED CT NZ Edition October 2021 release
  • SNOMED CT Terminology service and maternity reference sets
  • Sector development of reference sets
  • Open floor discussion on reference sets

Time and place

Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 11.00 am - 12.00 pm via Microsoft Teams meeting

Register now for this free event

Email your questions to [email protected] or post to forum.hinz.org.nz

SNOMED CT NZ Open Forum Hui Tuwhera, 30 November 2021 (PDF 300KB)

SNOMED CT New Zealand Edition October 2021 now available

The October 2021 production release of the SNOMED CT New Zealand Edition is now available from the member licensing and distribution service.

This release is our fourth to be produced with the SNOMED International Managed Service, which enables us to be more responsive to health providers and their industry partners, and to create NZ-specific concepts and terms.

All New Zealand content now appears in the SNOMED CT Browser.

This release includes a set of consumer-friendly terms in te reo Māori for the most common health conditions and interventions. This set and the previously released consumer friendly terms in English is available for trial use and comment.

The release also includes twenty-three new reference sets, covering alcohol consumption, maternity, non medical drug and smoking and vaping.

Our releases are six-monthly, and the next will be in April 2022.

We welcome your feedback and participation.

SNOMED CT Expo 2021 - Virtual Conference

28 - 29 October 2021

The annual SNOMED CT Expo is SNOMED International's premiere annual conference

SNOMED CT Expo brings together government officials, health IT professionals, health practitioners, researchers, academics and software developers from around the world. The speakers this year are from five continents.

The SNOMED CT Expo is hosted by a different member country each year. Past Expos have taken place in Uruguay (2015), New Zealand (2016), Slovakia (2017), Canada (2018) and Malaysia (2019). Last year SNOMED Expo was a virtual conferent due to COVID-19.

This year, SNOMED CT Expo 2021 will also be a virtual conference. It will be held on 28 - 29 October 2021.

Discover how SNOMED CT enables data driven health systems and improved patient outcomes from a wide range of global implementers.

The presenters will share their SNOMED CT experiences online and interact with their audience via live Q & A sessions (overnight New Zealand time). Recorded presentations wil be made available immediately after sessions conclude.

Registration is free of charge

For more information see SNOMED CT Expo 2021

REGISTER NOW for this free event.

SNOMED NZ Open Forum Hui Tuwhera 13 July 2021

The third Microsoft Teams meeting of the year to learn about and help shape SNOMED CT adoption in Aotearoa New Zealand. Discussion are non-commercial and everyone is welcome.

Topic covered

  • SNOMED International update
  • SNOMED CT developer training day
  • SNOMED CT terminology service
  • Open floor discussion an Q & A (New Format) focus topic: DHB implementation of SNOMED CT
  • New Zealand reference set overview and development

Time and place

Tuesday, 13 July 2021, 11.00 am - 12.00 pm via Microsoft Teams meeting

Register now for this free event.

Email your questions to [email protected] or post on our Health Forum NZ

SNOMED CT NZ Open Forum Hui Tuwhera, 13 July 2021 (PDF 300KB)

SNOMED NZ Open Forum Hui Tuwhera 11 May 2021

The second Teams live event of the year to learn about and help shape SNOMED CT adoption in Aotearoa New Zealand. Discussion are non-commercial and everyone is welcome.

Topic covered

  • SNOMED in emergency departments
  • SNOMED NZ Edition April 2021 release recap
  • News from the SNOMED International and our industry partner agencies.

Time and place

Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 11.00 am - 12.00 pm via Teams live event

Register now for this free event. The QR code is available in SNOMED NZ Open Forum poster.

Email your questions to [email protected] or post on our Health Forum NZ.

A recording will be posted on Health Forum NZ

SNOMED CT New Zealand Edition April 2021 release now available

The April 2021 release of the SNOMED CT New Zealand Edition is now available from the Member Licensing and Distribution Service.

This release is our third to be produced with the SNOMED International Managed Service, which enables us to be more responsive to health providers and their industry partners, and to create NZ-specific concepts, terms and reference sets.

This release includes a set of consumer-friendly terms in te reo Māori for the most common health conditions and interventions. This set and the previously released consumer frineldy terms in English is available for trial use and comment.

The release also includes seven new reference sets, covering adverse events from immunisation (AEFI), pharmaceutical doses and common allergens.

All New Zealand content now appears in the SNOMED CT Browser.

Our releases are six-monthly, and the next will be in October 2021.

We welcome your feedback and participation.

SNOMED NZ Open Forum Hui Tuwhera 9 March 2021

The first Microsoft Teams live event for the year, a 60-minute session for people to learn about and help shape SNOMED CT adoption in Aotearoa New Zealand. Discussion are non-commercial and everyone is welcome.

Topics covered

  • SNOMED NZ Edition April 2021 release preview
  • The Ministry's work with SNOMED International
  • SNOMED NZ events for 2021
  • News from the SNOMED International and our industry patner agencies

Time and place

Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 11.00 am - 12.00 pm via Microsoft Teams live event.                   

Simple scan the QR code in the attached poster to add this event to you diary or click the link to the Microsoft Teams live event: shorturl.at/muJLQ

Email your questions to [email protected]  or use our Yammer groupA session summary and FAQs will be posted on our website.

SNOMED NZ Open Forum Hui Tuwhera 9 March 2021 poster (PDF, 126KB)

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