The scope of this document has been guided by the collective needs and experiences of our SNOMED International Members.
The primary focus of the guide is to provide example SNOMED CT subsets for data elements covering the following key areas:
These subsets provide examples of SNOMED CT concepts that may be used to code data elements in national reporting requirements, as part of a healthcare data standard (e.g. a HL7 FHIR profile or openEHR archetype), or a newly developed information model (data set). Before they can be used in a production system, these subsets should be carefully reviewed and updated to ensure that they fully meet the requirements of the intended use case.
The example subsets included in this guide use concepts that are in (or are planned to be added to) the SNOMED CT International Edition. This provides a foundation for international collaboration and research on COVID-19. Some examples of SNOMED CT extension concepts, added in National Editions of SNOMED CT, are also provided for a number of data elements. Please note that all concepts referenced in this guide should be used only in implementations where the relevant Edition is deployed.
The primary audience of this guide is the SNOMED National Release Centers (NRCs), who themselves may be required to provide national or regional guidance to their local implementations during or after the COVID-19 pandemic.
This guide has been developed in collaboration with our SNOMED National Release Centers (NRCs) and other Member representatives. We would like to thank you all for sharing your knowledge and experience to collectively help in the development of this COVID-19 guide.
The following references were used in the development of this guide.
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