ihtsdo Leading healthcare terminology, worldwide


Our organization was established in Denmark as the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO) in 2007 by nine Charter Members. These pages represent the previous Danish entity.

IHTSDO is a not-for-profit organization that owns, administers and develops SNOMED CT. SNOMED CT is a clinical terminology created by a range of healthcare specialists to support clinical decision-making and analytics in software programs.

What We Stand For

The safe, accurate and effective exchange of health information is an essential foundation to improve healthcare around the world. We strive to determine the best global standards for health terminology and to engage with the global healthcare community to improve SNOMED CT and patient safety.

We work to ensure that SNOMED CT can be routinely integrated into healthcare information systems so that users can record patient data more accurately and comprehensively and then use tools and analytics to provide better patient care and health management.