Reference Set Tools allow implementers to create and maintain subsets of SNOMED CT codes for a specific use case.
SNOMED CT subsets are an important resource in many implementations. They allow sets of SNOMED components to be grouped together, to support specific use cases, e.g. for data entry of diagnoses for a clinical specialty, for prioritisation of translations, and for data analytics queries. For example, in HL7 FHIR specifications, SNOMED CT value sets are specified in the terminology binding of relevant coded data elements.
Please note that:
An implementation requirement for SNOMED CT subsets can be satisfied by tools that create generic SNOMED CT subsets, standard RF2 reference sets, or HL7 value sets. The choice of tooling will depend on the implementation artefacts required. For example, a SNOMED CT terminology server may require a SNOMED CT RF2 reference set format.
SNOMED International provides a Reference Set and Translation Tool that can be used to create and maintain SNOMED CT reference sets (see screenshot below).
The features related to reference sets include:
Other SNOMED CT subset tools are available, as listed below.
|ART ValueSet Editor
|clinFHIR ValueSet Editor
|Snow Owl collaborative terminology authoring platform, B2i
|Snowray Terminology Service, B2i
|termSpace - Terminology Authoring Environment
|Trifolia ValueSet Editor
Please note that this list of subset tools is provided in alphabetical order. To request the addition or removal of a subset tool to/from this list, please submit a request via the 'Feedback' button at the bottom of this page.