acquires, owns and administers the rights to SNOMED CT and other health terminologies and related standards.
IHTSDO, a Copenhagen, Denmark-based international not-for-profit association, launched the Affiliate Forum at the October 2008 IHTSDO Community of Practice Meetings as part of the Organisation's initiative to improve patient care by supporting and enabling broader and better use of SNOMED CT around the world.
Marc has been involved in the promotion, adoption and use of standards in the medical community throughout his career," said Jan-Eric Slot, Chief Executive Officer of IHTSDO.
About International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO): The IHTSDO (International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation) and its Members seek to improve the health of humankind by fostering the development and use of suitable standardized clinical terminologies, notably SNOMED CT, in order to support the safe, accurate and effective exchange of health information.
seeks to improve the health of humankind by fostering the development and use of suitable standardized clinical terminologies, notably SNOMED CT, in order to support safe, accurate, and effective exchange of clinical and related health information.
Added Levy, "We look forward to helping healthcare providers, HIT (healthcare information technology) vendors, health ministries such as the United Kingdom's National Health Service, and standards organizations such as IHTSDO
, owner of SNOMED-CT, fully realize the benefits of Kaiser Permanente's very generous donation.
Collaboration between standards development organizations has the potential to help improve patient safety and quality of care by reducing overlaps and gaps between the various standards," said Martin Severs, Chair of the IHTSDO
SNOMED," "SNOMED CT," and IHTSDO
are registered trademarks of the IHTSDO
IHTSDO, a Copenhagen, Denmark-based international not-for-profit association that develops and promotes the use of SNOMED CT's standardized medical terminology, will provide the IHTSDO Workbench, a comprehensive set of terminology editing, mapping and modeling applications, to member and non-member countries at no charge.
HLI was selected by an international team of evaluators because its services were a good fit to meet the needs of IHTSDO and its members," said Jennifer Zelmer, Ph.
seeks to improve the health of humankind generally by owning, distributing, operating and developing suitable health terminology products, including SNOMED CT[R].
has recognized the United States National Library of Medicine as the USA national collaborator for distribution within the United States; and