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Proposal to Enhance SNOMED CT's Logic Capabilities


SNOMED International is proposing enhancements to SNOMED CT's logic features, both to enable improvements to the quality and analytics capabilities of SNOMED CT and to increase productivity in concept authoring.  
SNOMED International requests that users of SNOMED CT read the Executive Summary provided below, followed by the briefing paper also listed. 

Your feedback to the proposal would be greatly appreciated and will assist SNOMED International in making the provision of enhanced capabilities as seamless as possible for the majority of users.

SNOMED International will begin to respond to feedback received by 11 December 2017 on this page on our confluence site and continue until the end of this consultation exercise on 28th February 2018.   

Please pass this page on to any other parties you think would have an interest or be impacted by this proposal.

Consultation Links


Please contact info@snomed.org for additional questions regarding this consultation. 

With over 260 delegates in attendance at this years SNOMED CT Expo, there was a groundswell of commitment, knowledge, and learning displayed from the SNOMED CT community. It was an accomplished assembly of those dedicated to progressing SNOMED CT in support of clinical information exchange. 

Please review the attached document "SNOMED CT Expo 2017: Reflections, Presentations & Videos" to take the opportunity to review the session presentations, and keynote and James Read Memorial Lecture presentations. 

Please contact info@snomed.org for additional information.


Visit the SNOMED CT Expo 2018 website to stay up-to-date on details for the 2018 conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada. 

Visit http://theconcept.snomed.io/ to catch-up on the latest news within the SNOMED International community. Contact Kelly Kuru if you're interesting in profiling your SNOMED CT implementation successes within the next edition of 'The Concept.'  

  • Please ensure that you book your accommodation this week at the conference hotel, the Crowne Plaza Bratislava, before Saturday September 16th to take advantage of special delegate rates. 

Registration:

  • Register here for the 2017 October Business Meeting and SNOMED CT Expo 2017
  • Please contact Alison Delle (ade@snomed.org) for additional assistance with the registration & payment process

Schedules & Programmes:

Getting to Bratislava:

Getting to Slovakia has never been simpler. Bratislava (BTS) and Vienna (VIE) are the two major airports that best reach the Slovak Republic. Hourly airport shuttles run from VIE, the likely choice for most international travellers, to Bratislava’s city center. Alternatively, Taxi's are available for hire from VIE.


For additional information, please contact Kelly Kuru, kku@snomed.org or Alison Delle, ade@snomed.org

The October 2017 Business Meeting Schedule is now available on the SNOMED International website.

Registration:

Register here for the 2017 October Business Meeting and SNOMED CT Expo 2017. Have you already registered for the Business Meeting and/or Expo and need to add to your registration?

    • Modify your registration here by clicking "Already Registered?"
    • Enter your confirmation number* and select the ‘Modify’ option.
    • On the right hand side of the page, select “Registration” to add business meeting sessions to your existing registration.

Once completed, you will be sent a confirmation of your modification via email. All your selections will be automatically populated in your agenda in the conference app, making it easy to manage your schedule once you get to Bratislava.

*Please note that you will be asked to provide your confirmation number. If you have misplaced your confirmation number you can have it resent to the email address you registered with.

Accommodation:

Ensure that you book your accommodation at the conference hotel, the Crowne Plaza Bratislava, before September 16th to take advantage of special delegate rates.

Getting to Bratislava:

Getting to Slovakia has never been simpler. Bratislava (BTS) and Vienna (VIE) are the two major airports that best reach the Slovak Republic. Hourly airport shuttles run from VIE, the likely choice for most international travellers, to Bratislava’s city center.  


For additional information, please contact Alison Delle, ade@snomed.org

SNOMED International has a number of voluntary Advisory Groups designed to provide expert advice on the development and implementation of its products and services. See http://www.snomed.org/participate/join-an-advisory-group/ for information on each of the groups.


At this time, SNOMED International is seeking volunteers to serve on the following Advisory Groups: 

  • Content Managers Advisory Group
  • E-Learning Advisory Group
  • SNOMED CT Editorial Advisory Group
  • Terminology Release Advisory Group

How do I apply for a position on a SNOMED International Advisory Group?


Selection Process

Anyone can apply. The deadline for submitting a nomination or application is Wednesday, 23 August 2017. Then a Shortlist Group and a Nominating Committee will be responsible for selecting qualified experts from the candidates. All candidates will be notified by email in by mid-September as to whether or not they have been selected.

Checklist for your application

Applicants, please make sure you have at least the following 4 items in your email submission to admin@snomed.org:

  1. Completed Nomination Form, including your declaration of interest (see attached document)
  2. Your CV (resume)
  3. A self-assessment on the relevant skills matrix (see attached document)
  4. A statement of interest (see attached document)


Please contact info@snomed.org with questions, or for additional information on the Advisory Group nomination process.  

SNOMED International is pleased to announce the publication of the SNOMED CT Template Syntax v1.0. The Template Syntax presents the formal rules for representing slots in SNOMED CT expressions, expression constraints and queries. A slot represents a constraint and/or a placeholder for a value that is not known at the time of authoring, but which can be completed at a later time.

 

The SNOMED CT Template Syntax may be used in conjunction with any of the computable SNOMED CT languages to represent templates of various kinds in a consistent way. For example, the Template Syntax can be used with SNOMED CT Compositional Grammar to create the SNOMED CT Expression Template Language. The Expression Template Language v1.0 incorporates the latest version of the SNOMED CT Expression Constraint Language (v1.3) to restrict the valid values that may be used to populate a slot. Expression templates can be used to support a variety of use cases, including the authoring of concepts and the creation of patterns for postcoordination.

 

For more information, please refer to http://snomed.org/stshttp://snomed.org/etland http://snomed.org/ecl or contact info@snomed.org 

As previously announced (in April 2017), due to requests from SNOMED International Members and other stakeholders, SNOMED CT® has drafted a position statement describing the relationship between the proposed SNOMED CT Pharmaceutical/biologic product concept model and other international standards.

As this initiative evolves, SNOMED International's Content Team is tasked to make updates to this position statement in order to ensure proper communication of changes to the community of stakeholders.

Please click here to download the latest update to the position statement.

For additional information, please contact info@snomed.org.

SNOMED International is pleased to announce that the programme is now available for the SNOMED CT Expo 2017 (October 19-20), held at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Thought provoking speakers and exhibitors include international Ministers of Health, CEOs, CMIOs, and Programme Directors.

SNOMED CT Expo 2017 early-bird registration has also been extended to July 31, 2017. Please visit the event’s website for more information:

Registration: http://www.snomedexpo.org/register-now

Programme: http://www.snomedexpo.org/snomed-ct-expo-slovakia-2017/sessions

We look forward to seeing you at Expo 2017 in Bratislava this October to take part in conference and tutorial streams.

#SCTExpo2017 #SnomedCT @SnomedCT


SNOMED International seeks proposals from suitable organisations to develop a Machine Readable Concept Model (MRCM) Maintenance Tool. The Request for Proposal and Functional Requirements Specification can be found below.

The Request for Proposal and Functional Requirements Specification can be found in the attached documents:

  • Request for Proposal
  • Requirements Specification

If you are interested in responding, all responses to this RFP should be submitted via email to rfp@ihtsdo.org with ‘Response to MRCM Maintenance Tool’ in the subject line. Any questions on the RFP should be sent to the same email address and we will respond as soon as possible.

The deadline for submission is 0800 hrs Monday 17th July 2017.

The draft SNOMED CT Template Syntax specification is available for your review and commentary.  This document presents the formal rules for representing slots in SNOMED CT expressions, expression constraints and queries. A slot represents a constraint and/or a placeholder for a value that is not known at the time of authoring, but which can be completed at a later time.


The Template Syntax may be used with any of the computable SNOMED CT languages to represent templates of various kinds in a consistent way. For example, using the template syntax with SNOMED CT Compositional Grammar enables the representation of the Expression Template Language. Expression templates can be used to support a variety of use cases, including the authoring of concepts and the creation of patterns for post-coordination.


Submit all comments by Monday 17th July 2017, using the 'Feedback' button at the bottom of each Confluence page (http://snomed.org/sts).


Take advantage of early bird savings by registering for this year's SNOMED CT Expo in Bratislava, Slovakia by Monday July 17th, 2017.

Confirmed speakers for the October 19-20th Expo include:

  • JUDr. Ing. Tomas Drucker, Minister of Health, Slovak Republic

  • Konstanty Radziwiłł, Minister of Health, Poland

  • Peter Blaskovits, CEO, National Health Information Centre, Slovak Republic

  • Dr. Jeremy Theal, MD, FRCPC, CMIO & Gastroenterologist, North York General Hospital, Canada

  • Dr. Tapani Piha, Head of Unit for Cross-Border Healthcare & eHealth, European Commission

Visit http://www.snomedexpo.org/register-now to register.



SNOMED International welcomes a new look and feel to its newly named quarterly newsletter, ‘The Concept.’

http://theconcept.snomed.io

‘The Concept’ name, (brainstormed by SNOMED International team members, Jon Zammit and Cathy Richardson), heralds the Q2 edition of our quarterly newsletter reflecting on featured news items, organisation updates and Member news from the past 3 months. ‘The Concept’ also provides a look ahead to upcoming events the community of interest may find interesting.

Some improvements this new format enables includes:

  • A cleaner, modern look and feel

  • Ability to share articles via social media

  • A web-based newsletter that allows for easy access to current and archived quarterly issues

  • A mobile friendly browsing alternative

Visit the site and subscribe to receive the latest SNOMED International and SNOMED CT news.

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This edition of the newsletter contains articles on the following topics:

If you have any questions or topic ideas, please let us know by writing to info@snomed.org.


The draft SNOMED CT Template Syntax specification is now available for your review and commentary.  This document presents the formal rules for representing slots in SNOMED CT expressions, expression constraints and queries. A slot represents a constraint and/or a placeholder for a value that is not known at the time of authoring, but which can be completed at a later time.


The Template Syntax may be used with any of the computable SNOMED CT languages to represent templates of various kinds in a consistent way. For example, using the template syntax with SNOMED CT Compositional Grammar enables the representation of the Expression Template Language. Expression templates can be used to support a variety of use cases, including the authoring of concepts and the creation of patterns for post-coordination.


Please submit all comments by Monday 17th July 2017, using the 'Feedback' button at the bottom of each Confluence page (http://snomed.org/sts).

SNOMED International seeks proposals from suitable organisations to develop a Machine Readable Concept Model (MRCM) Maintenance Tool. The Request for Proposal and Functional Requirements Specification can be found below.

The Request for Proposal and Functional Requirements Specification can be found in the attached documents:

  • Request for Proposal
  • Requirements Specification

If you are interested in responding, all responses to this RFP should be submitted via email to rfp@ihtsdo.org with ‘Response to MRCM Maintenance Tool’ in the subject line. Any questions on the RFP should be sent to the same email address and we will respond as soon as possible.

The deadline for submission is 0800 hrs Monday 17th July 2017.