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Dear Members, 

The Beta release of the July 2018 SNOMED CT® International Edition is now available to SNOMED International Members only, from the MLDS distribution site.

This Beta release provides Member organizations an opportunity to perform a technical evaluation of the core SNOMED CT® files, and to provide feedback to SNOMED International, before the International Edition is distributed to Members on 30th June 2018.  The public release of the International Edition to Affiliate licensees will take place on 31st July 2018.  Please note that this Beta Release should not be distributed to Affiliate Licensees or any third parties before this date.  The BETA release package is distributed for evaluation purposes only. It must not be used in production clinical systems or in clinical settings. 

When providing feedback, please include as much detail as possible, incorporating references to, or samples of, specific instances of the issue being reported.  The absence of sufficient information to allow SNOMED International to confirm the reported issue may result in no action being taken prior to the Member release.  Feedback on content related issues will be assessed and prioritized by SNOMED International, and a decision will be made as to whether to address any reported content issues for the Member release or as part of a future International Edition release.  Although all feedback will be carefully reviewed, there should be no expectation that any non-technical issues will be addressed prior to the distribution of the Member release.  

Feedback on the Beta release files will be accepted until 23:59 UTC on 15th June 2018 – although SNOMED International Members are urged to submit their findings as early as possible.

All files distributed to SNOMED International Members for the July 2018 International Edition are available from the  “July 2018 v0.1” version in the “Offline & Alpha/Beta versions” section of the “SNOMED CT International Edition” project, which can be found on the “IHTSDO Releases” page in MLDS, accessed here: 

          https://mlds.ihtsdotools.org/#/ihtsdoReleases

The SNOMED CT International Edition contains SNOMED CT files in Release Format 2 (RF2) only, distributed in a zipped file archive (the Release Notes are located separately in the same repository as normal):

  • xSnomedCT_InternationalRF2_BETA_20180731T120000Z.zip

The SNOMED CT International Edition Release Notes can also be accessed online:

SNOMED CT July 2018 International Edition - SNOMED International Release notes

Please see the Technical Updates section (3.3) of the Release Notes, plus the following Early Visibility confluence page, to remind yourselves of all of the upcoming changes in this release, both technical and content: 

Early Visibility - Planned changes to upcoming SNOMED International Release packages

If you have any questions about the July 2018 International Edition, or have difficulties downloading this file, please contact SNOMED International at support@snomed.org with “July 2018 International Edition Beta release question” in the subject line. 


Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager

Dear all,

The January 2018 distribution of the General Practitioner/Family Practitioner (GP/FP) SNOMED CT® Reference Sets and SNOMED CT® to ICPC-2 Map package has been updated.  This update supersedes the version originally released on April 16th 2018.

There have been no content updates, with the only change being to the refsetDescriptor file, and so unless you specifically use this file then there is no requirement to use the updated package.  You can continue to use the original package (SnomedCT_GPFPICPC2_PRODUCTION_20180416T120000Z.zip) until the next GP/FP release, which will also include the updated refsetDescriptor file.

If you do wish to use the updated package it is available from the  “January 2018 v1.1” version in the “GP/FP SNOMED CT Refset and SNOMED CT to ICPC2 Map package - SNOMED International” project, which can be found on the “IHTSDO Releases” page in MLDS, accessed here: 

https://mlds.ihtsdotools.org/#/ihtsdoReleases

The file name of the updated package is as follows - note the updated date stamp to distinguish this from the original release, as per the new file naming conventions:

  • SnomedCT_GPFPICPC2_PRODUCTION_20180430T120000Z.zip

The Release Notes can be downloaded as distinct pdf files from the same MLDS release version:

  • doc_SnomedCT-GPFP-Production-ReleaseNotes_Current-en-US_INT_20180131.pdf
  • doc_SnomedCT-ICPC2-Production-ReleaseNotes_Current-en-US_INT_20180131.pdf

The Release Notes can also be accessed online from the following pages:

Those Members using MLDS as their distribution site will find that their affiliates have access to the new release automatically.

If you have any questions about the January 2018 GP/FP SNOMED CT® Reference Sets and SNOMED CT® to ICPC-2 Map package, or have difficulties downloading the files from the distribution site, please contact SNOMED International at support@snomed.org with “January 2018 GP/FP SNOMED CT® Reference Sets and SNOMED CT® to ICPC-2 Map package release question” in the subject line.   


Kind regards,

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager

Dear all,  

The Production release of the April 2018 SNOMED CT® Spanish Edition is now available from the MLDS distribution site.  This release contains the Spanish language version of the January 2018 SNOMED CT® International Edition. 

All files distributed for the April 2018 SNOMED CT® Spanish Edition are available from the “April 2018 v1.0” version in the “SNOMED CT Spanish package - Edición en Español” project, which can be found on the “SNOMED International Releases” page in MLDS, accessed here: 

          https://mlds.ihtsdotools.org/#/ihtsdoReleases

The SNOMED CT® Spanish Edition Production release is distributed as a single zipped file archive:  

  • SnomedCT_SpanishRelease-es_Production_20180430T120000Z.zip

The Release Notes and Starter Guide have been separated from the Spanish Edition package, and can be viewed online on SNOMED International’s Release Management Confluence website:

The Release Notes have also been published as a .pdf file alongside the release package, in the same MLDS repository. 

If you have any questions about the April 2018 SNOMED CT® Spanish Edition Production release, or have difficulties downloading the files, please contact SNOMED International at support@snomed.org with “April 2018 Spanish Edition Production release” in the subject line.   

  

Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager

Dear Members,  

The BETA release of the April 2018 SNOMED CT® Spanish Edition is now available to SNOMED International Members only, from the MLDS distribution site.  This release contains the Spanish language version of the January 2018 SNOMED CT® International Edition. 

The BETA release is distributed for evaluation purposes only.  It is not for use in production clinical systems or in clinical settings. 

This BETA release provides SNOMED International Member organisations an opportunity to perform a technical evaluation of the SNOMED CT® files, and to provide feedback to SNOMED International, before the Production Spanish Edition is published by 30th April 2018.  Please note that this Release should not be distributed to Affiliate Licensees or any third parties before this date.   

USE WITHIN CLINICAL SYSTEMS CANNOT BE SUPPORTED AT THIS TIME.

When providing feedback, please include as much detail as possible, incorporating references to, or samples of, specific instances of the issue being reported.  The absence of sufficient information to allow SNOMED International to confirm the reported issue may result in no action being taken prior to the Production release.  Feedback on content related issues will be assessed and prioritised by SNOMED International, and a decision will be made as to whether to address any reported content issues for this release or as part of a future Spanish Edition release.  Although all feedback will be carefully reviewed, there should be no expectation that any non-technical issues will be addressed prior to the distribution of the Production release.  

Feedback on the BETA release files will be accepted until 23:59 UTC on 25th April 2018 – although Members are urged to submit their findings as early as possible.

All files distributed to SNOMED International Members for the April 2018 Spanish Edition BETA release are available from the "April 2018 v0.1” version in the “Offline & Alpha Versions” section of the “SNOMED CT Spanish package - Edición en Español” project, which can be found on the “SNOMED International Releases” page in MLDS, accessed here: 

https://mlds.ihtsdotools.org/#/ihtsdoReleases

The SNOMED CT® Spanish Edition BETA release is distributed as a single zipped file archive:              

xSnomedCT_SpanishRelease-es_BETA_20180430T120000Z.zip

The Release Notes and Starter Guide have been separated from the Spanish Edition package, and can be reviewed online here, on SNOMED International’s Release Management Confluence website:

The Release Notes will also be published as a .pdf file alongside each release, in the same MLDS repository. 

If you have any questions about the April 2018 Spanish Edition BETA release, or have difficulties downloading the files, please contact SNOMED International at support@snomed.org with “April 2018 Spanish Edition BETA release” in the subject line.   

 

Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager

Dear all, 

The Production release of the January 2018 ICNP to SNOMED CT® (Interventions) package is now available, from the MLDS distribution site.

This package may be distributed to Affiliate Licensees and third parties at any time, within the relevant licensing restrictions.  The Production release of the ICNP to SNOMED CT® (Interventions) package is dependent upon, and should therefore be consumed in conjunction with the January 2018 SNOMED CT® International Edition. 

All files distributed are available from the  “January 2018 v1.0 (Interventions)” version in the “International Classification of Nursing Practice (ICNP) to SNOMED CT package” project, which can be found on the “IHTSDO Releases” page in MLDS, accessed here: 

https://mlds.ihtsdotools.org/#/ihtsdoReleases

The ICNP to SNOMED CT® (Interventions) package contains SNOMED CT files in Release Format 2 (RF2) only, distributed in a zipped file archive:

  • SnomedCT_ICNPInterventionsRelease_PRODUCTION_20180420T120000Z.zip

The Release Notes have been separated from the release package, and so can be downloaded as a distinct pdf file from the same MLDS release version:

  • doc_SnomedCT-ICNPInterventions-ReleaseNotes_Current-en-US_INT_20180131.pdf

The Release Notes can also be accessed online from the following page:

Those Members using MLDS as their distribution site will find that their affiliates have access to the new release automatically.

If you have any questions about the January 2018 ICNP to SNOMED CT® (Interventions) package, or have difficulties downloading the files from the distribution site, please contact SNOMED International at support@snomed.org with “January 2018 ICNP to SNOMED CT® (Interventions) package release question” in the subject line.   

 

Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager 

Dear all, 

The Production release of the January 2018 ICNP to SNOMED CT® (Diagnoses) package is now available, from the MLDS distribution site.

This package may be distributed to Affiliate Licensees and third parties at any time, within the relevant licensing restrictions.  The Production release of the ICNP to SNOMED CT® (Diagnoses) package is dependent upon, and should therefore be consumed in conjunction with the January 2018 SNOMED CT® International Edition. 

All files distributed are available from the  “January 2018 v1.0 (Diagnoses)” version in the “International Classification of Nursing Practice (ICNP) to SNOMED CT package” project, which can be found on the “IHTSDO Releases” page in MLDS, accessed here: 

https://mlds.ihtsdotools.org/#/ihtsdoReleases

The ICNP to SNOMED CT® (Diagnoses) package contains SNOMED CT files in Release Format 2 (RF2) only, distributed in a zipped file archive:

  • SnomedCT_ICNPDiagnosesRelease_PRODUCTION_20180420T120000Z.zip

The Release Notes have been separated from the release package, and so can be downloaded as a distinct pdf file from the same MLDS release version:

  • doc_SnomedCT-ICNPDiagnoses-ReleaseNotes_Current-en-US_INT_20180131.pdf

The Release Notes can also be accessed online from the following page:

Those Members using MLDS as their distribution site will find that their affiliates have access to the new release automatically.

If you have any questions about the January 2018 ICNP to SNOMED CT® (Diagnoses) package, or have difficulties downloading the files from the distribution site, please contact SNOMED International at support@snomed.org with “January 2018 ICNP to SNOMED CT® (Diagnoses) package release question” in the subject line.   

 

Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager 

Dear all, 

The Production release of the January 2018 General Practitioner/Family Practitioner (GP/FP) SNOMED CT® Reference Sets and SNOMED CT® to ICPC-2 Map package is now available, from the MLDS distribution site.

This package may be distributed to Affiliate Licensees and third parties at any time, within the relevant licensing restrictions.  The Production release of the GP/FP SNOMED CT® Reference Sets and SNOMED CT® to ICPC-2 Map package is dependent upon, and should therefore be consumed in conjunction with the January 2018 SNOMED CT® International Edition. 

All files distributed are available from the  “January 2018 v1.0” version in the “GP/FP SNOMED CT Refset and SNOMED CT to ICPC2 Map package - SNOMED International” project, which can be found on the “IHTSDO Releases” page in MLDS, accessed here: 

https://mlds.ihtsdotools.org/#/ihtsdoReleases

The GP/FP SNOMED CT® Reference Sets and SNOMED CT® to ICPC-2 Map package contains SNOMED CT files in Release Format 2 (RF2) only, distributed in a zipped file archive:

  • SnomedCT_GPFPICPC2_PRODUCTION_20180416T120000Z.zip

The Release Notes have been separated from the release package, and so can be downloaded as distinct pdf files from the same MLDS release version:

  • doc_SnomedCT-GPFP-Production-ReleaseNotes_Current-en-US_INT_20180131.pdf
  • doc_SnomedCT-ICPC2-Production-ReleaseNotes_Current-en-US_INT_20180131.pdf

The Release Notes can also be accessed online from the following pages:

Those Members using MLDS as their distribution site will find that their affiliates have access to the new release automatically.

If you have any questions about the January 2018 GP/FP SNOMED CT® Reference Sets and SNOMED CT® to ICPC-2 Map package, or have difficulties downloading the files from the distribution site, please contact SNOMED International at support@snomed.org with “January 2018 GP/FP SNOMED CT® Reference Sets and SNOMED CT® to ICPC-2 Map package release question” in the subject line.   

 

Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager 

Dear all, 

The Production release of the January 2018 SNOMED CT® Nursing Health Issues refset package is now available, from the MLDS distribution site.

All files distributed are available from the  “January 2018 v1.0 (Nursing Health Issues refset)” version in the “SNOMED CT Nursing refset packages - SNOMED International” project, which can be found on the “IHTSDO Releases” page in MLDS, accessed here: 

https://mlds.ihtsdotools.org/#/ihtsdoReleases

The SNOMED CT® Nursing Health Issues refset package contains SNOMED CT files in Release Format 2 (RF2) only, distributed in a zipped file archive:

  • SnomedCT_NursingHealthIssues_PRODUCTION_20180408T120000Z.zip

The Release Notes have been separated from the Release package, and can be downloaded as distinct files from the same MLDS release version:

  • doc_SnomedCT-NursingHealthIssues-ReleaseNotes_Current_en-US_INT_20180131.pdf

The Release Notes can also be accessed online:

SNOMED CT Nursing Health Issues Reference Set Release Notes - January 2018

Those Members using MLDS as their distribution site will find that their affiliates have access to the new release automatically.

If you have any questions about the January 2018 SNOMED CT® Nursing Health Issues refset package, or have difficulties downloading the files from the distribution site, please contact SNOMED International at support@snomed.org with “January 2018 SNOMED CT® Nursing Health Issues refset package release question” in the subject line.   

 

Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager 

Dear all, 

The Production release of the January 2018 SNOMED CT® Nursing Activities refset package is now available, from the MLDS distribution site.

All files distributed are available from the  “January 2018 v1.0 (Nursing Activities refset)” version in the “SNOMED CT Nursing refset packages - SNOMED International” project, which can be found on the “IHTSDO Releases” page in MLDS, accessed here: 

https://mlds.ihtsdotools.org/#/ihtsdoReleases

The SNOMED CT® Nursing Activities refset package contains SNOMED CT files in Release Format 2 (RF2) only, distributed in a zipped file archive:

  • SnomedCT_NursingActivities_PRODUCTION_20180408T120000Z.zip

The Release Notes have been separated from the Release package, and can be downloaded as distinct files from the same MLDS release version:

  • doc_SnomedCT-NursingActivities-ReleaseNotes_Current_en-US_INT_20180131.pdf

The Release Notes can also be accessed online:

SNOMED CT Nursing Activities Reference Set Release Notes - January 2018

Those Members using MLDS as their distribution site will find that their affiliates have access to the new release automatically.

If you have any questions about the January 2018 SNOMED CT® Nursing Activities refset package, or have difficulties downloading the files from the distribution site, please contact SNOMED International at support@snomed.org with “January 2018 SNOMED CT® Nursing Activities refset package release question” in the subject line.   

 

Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager

Dear all

In future releases of the ICNP to SNOMED CT packages, we will be refining the file naming convention, in order to better distinguish between the two releases: Diagnoses and Interventions.

Therefore, instead of the Concept file, for example, being called "sct2_Concept_ICNPSnapshot_INT_20180131.txt" in both packages, it will now be called the following in each relevant release:

  • sct2_Concept_ICNPDiagnosesSnapshot_INT_[date].txt
  • sct2_Concept_ICNPInterventionsSnapshot_INT_[date].txt

This change will be implemented for all ICNP releases going forward - please let us know if you have any questions or concerns over this change.


Kind regards,

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager 

Dear all, 

The Production release of the SNOMED CT® General Dentistry Diagnostic refset package is now available, from the MLDS distribution site.

All files distributed are available from the  “January 2018 v1.0” version in the “SNOMED CT General Dentistry Diagnostic refset package - SNOMED International” project, which can be found on the “IHTSDO Releases” page in MLDS, accessed here: 

https://mlds.ihtsdotools.org/#/ihtsdoReleases

The SNOMED CT® General Dentistry Diagnostic refset package contains SNOMED CT files in Release Format 2 (RF2) only, distributed in a zipped file archive:

  • SnomedCT_GeneralDentistry_PRODUCTION_20180331T120000Z.zip

The Release Notes have been separated from the Release package, and can be downloaded as distinct files from the same MLDS release version:

  • doc_SnomedCT-GeneralDentistry-ReleaseNotes_Current_en-US_INT_20180131.pdf

The Release Notes can also be accessed online:

SNOMED CT General Dentistry Diagnostic refset package Release Notes - January 2018

Those Members using MLDS as their distribution site will find that their affiliates have access to the new release automatically.

If you have any questions about the January 2018 SNOMED CT® General Dentistry Diagnostic refset package, or have difficulties downloading the files from the distribution site, please contact SNOMED International at support@snomed.org with “January 2018 SNOMED CT® General Dentistry Diagnostic refset package release question” in the subject line.   

 

Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager 

Dear all, 

The Production release of the January 2018 SNOMED CT® Odontogram refset package is now available, from the MLDS distribution site.

All files distributed are available from the  “January 2018 v1.0” version in the “SNOMED CT Odontogram refset package - SNOMED International” project, which can be found on the “IHTSDO Releases” page in MLDS, accessed here: 

https://mlds.ihtsdotools.org/#/ihtsdoReleases

The SNOMED CT® Odontogram refset package contains SNOMED CT files in Release Format 2 (RF2) only, distributed in a zipped file archive:

  • SnomedCT_Odontogram_PRODUCTION_20180331T120000Z.zip

The Release Notes have been separated from the Release package, and can be downloaded as distinct files from the same MLDS release version:

  • doc_SnomedCT-Odontogram-ReleaseNotes_Current_en-US_INT_20180131.pdf

The Release Notes can also be accessed online:

SNOMED CT Odontogram refset package Release Notes - January 2018

Those Members using MLDS as their distribution site will find that their affiliates have access to the new release automatically.

If you have any questions about the January 2018 SNOMED CT® Odontogram refset package, or have difficulties downloading the files from the distribution site, please contact SNOMED International at support@snomed.org with “January 2018 SNOMED CT® Odontogram refset package release question” in the subject line.   

 

Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager 

Dear all,

The March 2018 Alpha release of the SNOMED CT Starter Set Translation package is now available, from the MLDS distribution site. 

USE WITHIN CLINICAL SYSTEMS CANNOT BE SUPPORTED AT THIS TIME.

This Alpha release provides SNOMED International Member organizations an opportunity to perform a thorough evaluation of the SNOMED CT Starter Set Translation package, and to provide feedback to SNOMED International.  Please note that this Alpha Release should not be distributed to Affiliate Licensees or any third parties before the Production release.  The Alpha release package is distributed for evaluation purposes only. It must not be used in production clinical systems or in clinical settings.

This release is dependent upon, and should therefore be evaluated in the context of the January 2018 SNOMED CT International Edition.

SNOMED International is actively seeking feedback, in particular on the translations themselves.  Feedback should be provided through the SNOMED International Reset/Translation tool:  https://refset.ihtsdotools.org/#/refset, or through SNOMED International Helpdesk info@snomed.org, by marking the correspondence "Starter Set Translation March 2018 Alpha package". 

Feedback on the Alpha release files will be accepted until 23:59 UTC on 30th June 2018 – although all parties are urged to submit their findings as early as possible.

When providing feedback, please include as much detail as possible, incorporating references to, or samples of, specific instances of the issue being reported.  The absence of sufficient information to allow SNOMED International to confirm the reported issue may result in no action being taken prior to the Production release.  Feedback on content related issues will be assessed and prioritized by SNOMED International, and a decision will be made as to whether to address any reported content issues for the Production release or as part of a future release.  

The release is distributed in a zipped archive file in the official RF2 format as follows:

xSnomedCT_StarterSetTranslationPackage_Alpha_20180331T120000Z.zip

All files are available from the “March 2018 Alpha release v0.1” version of the “SNOMED CT Starter Set Translation package - SNOMED International” project, to be found in the “Offline & Alpha/Beta Releases” section of the “IHTSDO Releases” page on MLDS, accessed here: 

https://mlds.ihtsdotools.org/#/ihtsdoReleases

The Release Notes can be found in the same repository in MLDS, and are also available online:

https://confluence.ihtsdotools.org/display/RMT/SNOMED+CT+Starter+Set+Translation+package+Alpha+Release+Notes+-+March+2018

If you do not have access to MLDS, please request the Alpha release package by contacting the Release Management Team by email (info@snomed.org), with the subject "Release Management Team - SNOMED CT Starter Set Translation package March 2018 ALPHA release access request".

If you have any questions about the Alpha release, or have difficulties downloading the files, please contact SNOMED International at support@snomed.org with the subject line as “SNOMED CT Starter Set Translation package March 2018 Alpha release”.


Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager

Dear all,

The Alpha package of the July 2018 Drugs and Substances release is now available for your review.  

USE WITHIN CLINICAL SYSTEMS CANNOT BE SUPPORTED AT THIS TIME.

The Alpha release represents a proof of concept and is distributed for evaluation purposes only.  It is not for use in production clinical systems or in clinical settings. 

The full RF2 release package is available here, from the “January 2018 v0.1” version in the “SNOMED CT Drugs and Substances Alpha package - SNOMED International” project, which can be found in the "Offline & Alpha/Beta Releases” section on the “IHTSDO Releases” page in MLDS, accessed here: 

https://mlds.ihtsdotools.org/#/ihtsdoReleases

A separate instance of the SNOMED CT Browser has been created to enable effective review of the content - this can be accessed here:

The Release Notes are attached, and can also be accessed here online:

Please provide feedback before 15th March 2018, via the relevant feedback forms, which can be found here: 

If you have any questions about the Drugs and Substances content, please contact SNOMED International at support@snomed.org with the subject line as “Alpha release of the July 2018 Drugs and Substances release”.

Kind regards,

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager

xdoc_SnomedCT-DRUGSandSUBSTANCES-Alpha-ReleaseNotes_Current-en-US_INT_20180228.pdf

Dear all, 

The Production release of the January 2018 SNOMED CT® International Edition is now available to everyone, from the MLDS distribution site.

All files distributed for the January 2018 International Edition are available from the  “January 2018 v1.0” version in the “SNOMED CT International Edition” project, which can be found on the “IHTSDO Releases” page in MLDS, accessed here: 

https://mlds.ihtsdotools.org/#/ihtsdoReleases

The SNOMED CT International Edition contains SNOMED CT files in Release Format 2 (RF2) only, distributed in a zipped file archive:

  • SnomedCT_InternationalRF2_PRODUCTION_20180131T120000Z.zip

The Release Notes and OWL Resource file have been separated from the International Edition release package, and can be downloaded as distinct files from the same MLDS release version:

  • doc_SnomedCTReleaseNotes_Current_en-US_INT_20180131.pdf
  • tls2_StatedRelationshipsToOwlKRSS_Script_INT_20180131.pl

The SNOMED CT International Edition Release Notes can also be accessed online:

Those Members using MLDS as their distribution site will find that their affiliates have access to the new release automatically.

All vendors and affiliates should please contact their National Release Centre (NRC) for information on when the latest release package will be available for download from the NRC website.  Contact details for all NRC's can be found here - http://www.snomed.org/members/.

If you have any questions about the January 2018 International Edition, or have difficulties downloading the files from the distribution site, please contact SNOMED International at support@snomed.org with “January 2018 International Edition release question” in the subject line.   

 

Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager