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Don Sweete is Chief Executive Officer of SNOMED International. He joined SNOMED International in 2014, bringing more than 30 years of industry leadership and executive management experience to his role.

As CEO, Don leads the corporate direction and strategy of SNOMED International, and is responsible for all facets of the business ranging from product content, technical support, customer relationship management, and organization enabling functions. Since joining the organization, Sweete has worked to share SNOMED International’s broadening strategy and vision with its Members, customers, and partners globally

Prior to becoming CEO, Don Sweete served as a member of SNOMED International’s Management Board (formerly known as IHTSDO), from October 2011 to December 2013. During this time he held positions on various Management Board Committees (Executive, Finance, Transition, Implementation and Innovation) contributing to the success of the organization. In his previous role as Executive Regional Director of the Standards Collaborative and Atlantic Region for Canada Health Infoway, he was responsible for all digital health implementations in the region and fulfilling the national standards agenda.

A graduate of Canada’s Dalhousie University, Don possesses extensive experience in health services and health information technology where he has held executive positions with both commercial (SHL Systemhouse, Siemens, Cerner) and governmental (Assistant Deputy Minister of Corporate Services Ministry of Health Nova Scotia) organizations over the course of the past 3 decades.


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