IHTSDO


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IHTSDOInternational Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (Denmark)
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The purpose of IHTSDO is to develop, maintain, promote and enable the uptake and correct use of its terminology products in health systems, services and products around the world, and undertake any or all activities incidental and conducive to achieving the purpose of the Association for the benefits of the members.
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.
The IHTSDO 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.
On behalf of the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO), NLM is pleased to announce that the IHTSDO has published a new a[euro]Vendor Introduction to SNOMED CTa[euro] guide.
A representational form for post-coordinated expressions is part of the IHTSDO technical implementation guide, but specific pattern constraints for use has not been documented.
Its intellectual property has been transferred by these bodies to the IHTSDO for future development (IHTSDO 2007).
It provides mapping and terminology for leading HIT (healthcare information technology) vendors, for health ministries like the United Kingdom's National Health Service and for standards organizations such as IHTSDO, owner of SNOMED-CT.
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 Management Board.
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.