HL7 Terminology
1.0.0 - Publication

This page is part of the HL7 Terminology (v1.0.0: Release) based on FHIR R4. The current version which supercedes this version is 5.2.0. For a full list of available versions, see the Directory of published versions


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id: v3-snomed-CT

name: SnomedCT

status: active

kind: codesystem

date: Mar 20, 2019, 12:00:00 AM

publisher: IHTSDO

contact: International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation:

responsible: IHTSDO

description: SNOMED CT is a concept-based, scientifically validated terminology that provides a unique and permanent concept identifier that can be included in multiple HL7 data types including CD and CE. The concepts are managed to avoid "semantic drift" so the meaning remains constant. If the concept is found to be ambiguous or the meaning changes, the concept is inactivated but still retained and the identifier is never reused. SNOMED CT's concepts are interrelated hierarchically and using description logic. SNOMED CT concepts have a unique "fully-specified name," a preferred term, and, optionally, synonyms. The descriptions include English, Spanish, and German.


type: oid

value: 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96

preferred: true


type: uri

value: http://snomed.info/sct

preferred: true