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SNOMED International´s Global Patient Set will support health system interoperability

Last update: 18/04/2019

KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 (Bernama) -- SNOMED International will release the Global Patient Set (GPS) to support the cross-border movement of information and ultimately, health system interoperability.

GPS, a controlled list of existing SNOMED CT unique concept identifiers, single descriptions and reference sets, will be available to interested parties at no cost to user, upon its release.

“GPS offers a limited function of SNOMED CT to support cross-border interoperability and enhanced digital maturity as users move towards decision support and full analytic capabilities in their respective strategies,” said chief executive officer, Don Sweete.

The organisation’s members will benefit from a terminology that enables interoperability, reduced clinical risk, large scale public health reporting and research, along with a wealth of organisation resources such as education, tooling and creation of national extensions, among others.

Over the coming months, SNOMED International will formalise the steps and due diligence required to make the GPS offering available for release, come Sept 1.

Throughout this period, the organisation will continue to define the GPS, from content through to its release and maintenance approach.

SNOMED International is a not-for-profit organisation that owns and develops SNOMED CT, the world's most comprehensive healthcare terminology product. For more information, contact http://www.snomed.org.


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