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Superseded by - Alpha release package.

Alpha release package

SNOMED CT release package that is only being released for initial review and testing by implementers and other stakeholders and must not be used in production clinical systems or in clinical settings. 


  1. The objective of an alpha release is to test the chosen approach and elicit feedback before committing to the content and/or release format for the additional material. It is likely that, prior to publication of a beta release, significant changes will be made to address the feedback received, and issues identified by testing.
  2. Alpha releases should not be distributed to Affiliate Licensees or any third parties except those who have formally committed to take part in an approved evaluation process.  
  3. Alpha releases must not be used in an operational environment that may incorporate the data into a record or create a dependency on continued maintenance of the additional components or derivatives. 
  4. Alpha releases were formerly known as a “Technology Preview” releases.


  • Alpha release
  • Alpha package

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