Heading into October's Business Meeting and 2018 SNOMED CT Expo, the Q3 edition of 'The Concept' is now available.
As part of the scope of the redesigned SNOMED International website, 'The Concept' quarterly newsletter is now available though the website at https://www.snomed.org/news-and-events/newsletters/2018/q3/newsletter
This edition includes the following organization, Member and events information:
- New Members in 2018
- 2018 SNOMED CT Expo Updates
- SNOMED CT Course Catalogue Launch
- 2018 Content Achievements
- July 2018 Release Information
- Description Logic Update
- Updated SNOMED CT Editorial Guide
- Clinical Reference Group - Calls for Participation
- Technical Services and Clinical Engagement Updates
- SNOMED CT Authoring Level 1 Pilot
Member and Affiliate News:
- NHS Digital Case Study
- Standardizing Digital Vaccination Records
- NZ Standards Group Accelerating Adoption
- Lineup of 2018-19 Organization events and industry conferences
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Genome BC, OHDSI, Canada Health Infoway, The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health are featured organizations at this year's SNOMED CT Expo!
This year's Expo features:
- An exciting keynote and concurrent speakers and sessions found here.
- Top shelf sponsors and Canadian themed delegate bags
- SNOMED CT & FHIR Day of the Dev for Developers!
- “Making it real” – SNOMED CT supporting Genomics - 1 day thought leadership session
Visit www.snomedexpo.org to register for these sessions before opportunity passes you by.
SNOMED International now invites Member countries to submit their expressions of interest for hosting the October Business Meeting and SNOMED CT Expo in 2020 and 2021. Please see the document below for full details.
London, United Kingdom, Sept. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Cyprus Ministry of Health and SNOMED International jointly announce the addition of Cyprus as the organization’s thirty-fourth Member.
With a developing e-health program across the country’s hospital and health center landscape, Cyprus joins SNOMED International to bring structure and consistency in the sharing of health information for patient care, clinical decision support and research purposes. Within the European region, the promise of cross-border care mobility is believed to be the single most important revolution in healthcare. Preserving the sanctity of patient information through structured data becomes critical to this vision.
SNOMED CT is the world’s most comprehensive and precise health terminology. Founded in 2007 by nine charter nations, SNOMED International is a not-for-profit, member-owned and driven international organization. “SNOMED CT is a core element in building a platform for accurate clinical information exchange and data analysis and SNOMED International applauds Cyprus’s commitment to this vision” states SNOMED International’s CEO, Don Sweete. “With the increasing need to support cross-border health, SNOMED CT is positioned as the best available core reference terminology for cross-border, national and regional eHealth deployments in Europe.”
In recent years, Cyprus is dynamically entering the eHealth era. Codification is an essential part of this journey as health information should be captured, monitored, analyzed and disseminated among health professionals, health policy makers, and the public. Taking part in the European ‘eHealth Network’ project to establish cross border health care, of which the dominant terminology used is SNOMED CT, further supports the need for codification. Through this project, Cyprus has seen this as an opportunity to expand our codification horizons. For this reason, we joined SNOMED CT as a member country, in order to be able to promote health information coding, in a unifying way, among different local health software. The aim of which is to better guide our understanding and comparability of existing health information data.
Vasos Scoutellas, Coordinator of the Health Monitoring Unit of the Ministry of Health recognizes the value of membership in SNOMED International for Cyprus. “At the Health Monitoring Unit of the Ministry of Health of Cyprus, myself, as the coordinator, and my colleagues, fully endorse the promotion, adoption and deployment of SNOMED CT in the health system of Cyprus. With its use, as a country, we will have a uniform way of documenting health issues. This will help us to have better and comparable statistics within the country.”
Cyprus becomes the 21st Member in the European, Middle East and African region to join SNOMED International, setting the expectation for increased interoperability as well as the promise of leveraging learnings amongst its regional and international counterparts. SNOMED CT becomes part of the Cyprus national infrastructure to ensure the exchange of accurate, relevant and timely information across all the information systems to support direct care, self-care and secondary uses of health information.
About SNOMED International:
SNOMED International is a not-for-profit organization that owns and develops SNOMED CT, the world's most comprehensive healthcare terminology product. We play an essential role in improving the health of humankind by determining standards for a codified language that represents groups of clinical terms. This enables healthcare information to be exchanged globally for the benefit of patients and other stakeholders. We are committed to the rigorous evolution of our products and services, to deliver continuous innovation for the global healthcare community. SNOMED International is the trading name of the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation.
To learn more about SNOMED International and SNOMED CT, visit www.snomed.org.
About the Cyprus Ministry of Health
The mission of the Ministry of Health is the continuous improvement of the health of the population of Cyprus, through the prevention of disease, and the provision to every citizen of high level health care, respecting the rights of every patient to high quality medical care delivered with dignity. Health information technology exists in two public hospitals (out of seven) and in in few health centers. Over the subsequent five years, Cyprus will implement a new health information system across all public hospitals and health centers.
The Health Monitoring Unit of the Ministry of Health is responsible with providing its society with necessary and useful information, as well as high quality knowledge of public health issues. We have developed and maintained national registries on births, deaths, cancer, HIV/AIDS and public hospital discharge summaries. In addition, we are responsible for the implementation of health information codification in Cyprus. In this context, we will promote and support the adoption and deployment of SNOMED CT among all health professionals.
Visit the Ministry of Health of Cyprus, Health Monitoring Unit to learn more.
Read the press release on Global Newswire.
London, United Kingdom, Aug. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SNOMED International and Electronic Health Solutions are pleased to announce that Jordan has recently joined the organization as its thirty-fifth Member.
Electronic Health Solutions (EHS), Jordan’s representative to SNOMED International, is a nonprofit company mandated to advance the public healthcare sector and transform health care through the provision of automated solutions that enhance the quality and efficiency. Through its flagship program “Hakeem” which was launched in 2009 upon a profound vision of his Majesty King Abdullah II Bin Al Hussein, EHS is responsible for the implementation of a nationwide Electronic Health Record solution for the Ministry of Health and Royal Medical Services as well as King Hussein Cancer Center and the National’s Women’s Health Care Center.
With membership in SNOMED International, EHS has committed nationwide support for structured clinical terminology in support of Jordan’s strategic health goals. The scope of Jordan’s 2018-2022 e-Health strategy includes unifying protocols, medical procedures and terminologies within all healthcare bodies in the Kingdom, presenting a clear role for SNOMED CT as a reference terminology.
SNOMED CT is the world’s most comprehensive health terminology. Founded in 2007 by nine charter nations, SNOMED International is a not-for-profit, member-owned and driven international organization. The addition of Jordan has grown the organization’s Membership to thirty-five countries and territories across five continents. SNOMED International CEO, Don Sweete, is excited to welcome Jordan to the community of the organization’s Members. With Jordan’s Membership to SNOMED International, EHS has crossed the threshold enabling Jordan to leverage SNOMED CT for the nationwide benefit of their healthcare system.” He adds, “I applaud his Majesty King Abdullah II Bin Al Hussein for his vision for healthcare within Jordan, and welcome Jordan to our thriving and collaborative Community of Practice.”
EHS CEO, Eng. Feras Kamal stressed on the vital role played by the company in unifying medical terminology between all healthcare entities throughout Jordan as this will be of great value in big data analytics.
Kamal, also points out the importance of this collaboration as it is the first step in placing Jordan as a recognized reference for medical terminology in the Arab World.
Jordan becomes the second country in the Middle East region to join SNOMED International, laying the groundwork for increased interoperability as well as the promise of leveraging learnings amongst its regional and international counterparts.
To learn more about SNOMED International and SNOMED CT, visit www.snomed.org.
To learn more about Electronic Health Solutions visit https://ehs.com.jo.
About SNOMED International:
SNOMED International is a not-for-profit organization that owns and develops SNOMED CT, the world's most comprehensive healthcare terminology product. We play an essential role in improving the health of humankind by determining standards for a codified language that represents groups of clinical terms. This enables healthcare information to be exchanged globally for the benefit of patients and other stakeholders. We are committed to the rigorous evolution of our products and services, to deliver continuous innovation for the global healthcare community. SNOMED International is the trading name of the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization (IHTSDO.)
About Electronic Health Solutions:
Electronic Health Solutions (EHS) was founded in early 2009 to advance the healthcare sector in Jordan. EHS is an innovative technology-driven, private, non-profit company that effectively provides automated solutions to enhance the quality and efficiency of Jordanian public healthcare services.
In collaboration with strategic healthcare and technology partners, EHS is driving the future of electronic health in Jordan. These key stakeholders (owners) include the Ministry of Health (MoH), Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MoICT), Royal Medical Services (RMS), King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF), Royal Health Awareness Society, Private Hospitals Association and King Abdulla II Fund for Development.
EHS exclusively oversees three key initiatives that utilize technology to advance the quality of healthcare services in Jordan’s public health sector. The programs operated by EHS comprise Hakeem program, the Electronic Library of Medicine-Jordan (ELM) and Hakeem Academy.
Access the press release via Globe Newswire
The SNOMED CT Expo’s James Read Memorial Lecture is a keynote feature of the Expo event and embodies the practical application of SNOMED CT in real world settings.
SNOMED International is pleased to announce Christian Reich, MD, PhD as the 2018 SNOMED CT Expo James Read Memorial Lecturer.
Representing the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI), Christian Reich will share with our audience the insights and experiences leveraging SNOMED CT to support OHDSI’s mission of improving health by empowering a community to collaboratively generate the evidence that promotes better health decisions and better care.
As part of the lecture, Christian will share information on the global OHDSI network with our community of practice, including their path forward and evidence generation from a global large scale observational data network supported by the depth of SNOMED CT use as their reference terminology for conditions.
Don’t let this opportunity pass to learn from and engage with this year’s James Read Memorial Lecturer.
Register today at www.snomedexpo.org. Review the program, and take advantage of competitive accommodation rates and airfare savings to Vancouver, BC.
Calling all Attendees
Vancouver is a highly sought-after tourist and business destination and we encourage you to reserve your room early to avoid disappointment. SNOMED International has obtained special delegate rates (Deluxe Room: $249 CAD / Deluxe Harbour Room: $289 CAD) at the Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver (the Expo venue). The Pan Pacific Vancouver boasts an incredible harborfront location and easy access to the airport via the Skytrain.
Rates for our event dates are guaranteed until September 21, 2018. Rates for shoulder dates before and post-event are on an availability basis.
- Register for the Business Meeting & Expo at http://www.snomedexpo.org/register-now.
- Book your accommodations at the Pan Pacific Vancouver by clicking here.
Expo & Business Meeting Programs Available
- The abstracts are in and the program has been set. Review the diverse conference program to plan your 2018 SNOMED CT Expo experience.
- The schedule for the accompanying October 2018 Business Meeting is also available to assist with your conference planning.
Air Canada is the official airline of SNOMED CT Expo 2018 and our delegates will enjoy discounts of 5-12% off their airfare. Your discount code and booking instructions will be provided in your registration confirmation.
Sponsors & Exhibitors
We are pleased to announce our excellent contingent of industry supporters for this year’s SNOMED CT Expo 2018 and extend our thanks for their support:
- American Medical Association
- Clinical Architecture/Apelon
- West Coast Informatics
Visit www.snomedexpo.org for more information on our 2018 Supporters, Exhibitors and Sponsors.
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The Q2 2018 Edition of SNOMED International's quarterly newsletter, The Concept, is now available.
This quarter's lineup includes a number of newsworthy organization and Member updates including:
- 2018 SNOMED CT Expo & Business Meeting Schedules, Programs, Registration and Accommodation Information - Don't Delay, Book Today!
- Call to Action: Dentistry Clinical Reference Group
- Quality Initiative Underway
- Genomics Update
- 2017 Annual Report Available
- Extensions Practical Guide Available
- Recent activities in Ireland, Czech Republic and Switzerland
- and More!
Read the issue to get caught up on all the recent months updates.
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The Call for AG Nominations has been extended to Friday June 22nd.
At this time, SNOMED International is seeking volunteers to serve on the following Advisory Groups:
- E-Learning (ELAG)
- Modelling (MAG)
The Consultant Terminologist Program has been undergoing a review for the past year, with both internal and external input. As part of that review, there have been many contributions to both identifying where changes could be made and also the benefits found from participating. To those that contributed, we want to thank you for your input!
We have concluded our evaluation and can now advise that the Consultant Terminologist Program will no longer be offered in the same format. Students who are currently enrolled will be able to complete the program and become certified. However, SNOMED International will not be accepting new students into the program. For prior participants needing to re-certify in 2018, the period of certification will extend for 12 months.
SNOMED International’s redesign of the terminologist education program will include the following elements:
Recertification will continue to be available for those currently certified. However in 2019 a new recertification process will be rolled out. While the full details have not been finalized, we will ensure that the Consultant Community of Practice is advised of the new process with sufficient time to meet the requirements.
As part of these changes, SNOMED International's terminologist education will reside entirely with the Education and Product Support team and will transition out of other areas such as Content and Mapping.
The Content Development Theory Course and the Consultant Terminologist Program will be redesigned into a streamlined, multi-level terminology authoring program. This program will start with a Level 1 Terminology Authoring Course, which will combine content development theory with a 'hands-on' authoring component using a training version of our terminology authoring platform. The Level 1 pilot is due to commence in September 2018.
Building on this, an advanced Level 2 Terminology Authoring Course will be piloted in late 2019. This online course will also include a hands-on component. We anticipate that this course will supersede the current Consultant Program. Further details of this course will be made available at a later date.