A set of SNOMED CT components and reference set members, and/or other related items, that are distributed in a set of SNOMED CT release files as a single unit by SNOMED International, a National Release Center or another organization authorized to maintain and distribute a SNOMED CT extension.
- A release package may be a complete SNOMED CT Edition (in which all dependencies are resolved) or a supplementary extension module that depends upon separately packaged modules.
- The term release package may also be applied to other SNOMED CT related items such as those listed in the SNOMED International Products and Services Catalogue.
- A release package as distributed at a given point in time can be referred to as a release package version.
- Each release package version should be assigned release packages status: alpha release package, beta release package or production release package.
- Release package