SNOMED International are currently considering moving towards more frequent delivery of the SNOMED CT International Release package.
The move towards more frequent releases of SNOMED CT would realise several benefits, including:
The only significant change for most users will be the removal of Delta files from SNOMED CT release packages. They will instead be available via an on-demand service, which will allow the creation of bespoke Delta files, relative to a given previously published release. This will inherently mean that some Delta files may start to contain multiple effectiveTimes.
We would therefore encourage any users who feel like they might have feedback on this proposal to complete the following survey:
If you would like your feedback to be considered in the discussions please complete the survey as soon as possible, and certainly before the 30th April 2019.
Thank you very much in advance for your time,
Andrew Atkinson | Release Manager