Purpose: Support full interoperation of observation results (<<363787002|Observable entities| henceforth referred as ‘Observables’) employed in healthcare delivery – laboratory, pathology, genomic, clinical and administrative – between and within all countries worldwide with priority attention to IHTSDO member nations.
1)compile a pragmatic inventory of Observables in use within healthcare delivery scenarios in those nations
2)systematically extend and apply the SNOMED CT Observables concept model and SNOMED CT content to fully define those concepts and any relevant codes or terminologies identified by those members as required for their national terminology architecture,
3)publish for international use those concept definitions including all relevant SNOMED CT concepts required for those definitions
4)maintain a set of classified (inferred) OWL ontology snapshots of those codes or terminologies specified by members as required for their healthcare delivery system.