SNOMED International 2020-2025 Strategy

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SNOMED International has evolved, adapted, strengthened and developed our product and related services to benefit patients through Members, clinicians, vendors, and SNOMED CT users.

To our valued Community of Practice In 2007, IHTSDO was founded with the main purpose of working for the betterment of humankind through the further development and global adoption of SNOMED CT, the most comprehensive and precise, clinical terminology in the world. Now trading as SNOMED International, the organization has evolved, adapted, strengthened and developed the product and related services to benefit Members, clinicians, vendors and SNOMED CT users.

Over the course of a year-long consultation process, SNOMED International and its associated Community of Practice have set out the organization’s 2020-2025 Strategy. Arriving at this strategy has been an active and collaborative process among participants representing the organization, General Assembly, and Management Board governance bodies.

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Building on a strong foundation made possible through the success of the

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2015-2020 strategy, the organization can begin to develop a model to link with other terminologies and classifications, providing a more informed view of the patient’s record. SNOMED CT continues to be the most comprehensive terminology by a factor of ten times the clinical content and translation into more than 11 languages, representing one third of the global population.

Don Sweete

Alex Elias

Lady Barbara Judge CBE

CEO, SNOMED International

Chair, General Assembly

Chair, Management Board

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MISSION

SNOMED International sustainably produces a global clinical vocabulary and other services that enables the clear exchange and analysis of health information for all. ELECTRONIC REFERRALS Critical time is saved in the patient’s health journey through use of relevant SNOMED CT coded clinical information, for example the reason for the referral, can be directly transferred between systems and providers.

MEDICATION MANAGEMENT Medication-specific SNOMED CT coding gives providers and pharmacists the ability to document their actions and track medication-related outcomes.

OUR VALUE WE PARTNER WITH CLINICIANS TO INFORM CARE DELIVERY

Through major advances in technology, health systems reform, and changing demographics, new challenges face global health systems and governments. A pressing need to use more detailed system-wide analytics, the creation

of longitudinal patient records, enhanced patient safety and experience, and the need to create interoperable information flows in ever increasing health settings reflect key health system needs that SNOMED International must take into account as it evolves. SNOMED CT, as a product, has a role to play in care ecosystems that need information to flow effectively, efficiently, and accurately; A task which SNOMED CT has already helped our Members to achieve seeing significant benefits across varied clinical settings.

POPULATION HEALTH DATA Increasingly structured using SNOMED CT, data sets can be explored to benefit local, regional and national interventions. Data collection, extraction and analysis in the recording and reporting of smoking status and cessation is one such example.

There are global patient care outcomes and subsequent cost savings to be realized where Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) prevalence and impact through hospitalizations are concerned. SNOMED CT enabled electronic health records can code pre-determined COPD terms and extract data to inform future care planning decisions, avoiding conventional data collection and manual audit processes.

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SNOMED CT’S INITIAL GOAL WAS TO BECOME A GLOBAL LANGUAGE THAT ENABLED THE SEAMLESS EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION ACROSS CARE PROVIDERS AND SYSTEMS TO PUT THE RIGHT INFORMATION IN THE HANDS OF CLINICIANS .

CLINICAL AUDIT PROCESSES

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B E N E F I T S T O S TA K E H O L D E R S

PATIENTS SNOMED CT enhances

part in medication

patient safety.

reconciliation.

Decreases the need to

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It plays an important

repeat health history.

Patients can be more proactive in managing their own health.

VISION SNOMED CT makes it easier for data to be

PROVIDERS

portable from one system

to record information in a language and in a level of

to another.

By 2025, Clinical Terminologies will be used globally, which will result in better health and improved patient outcomes, supported by one language of health.

Clinicians have the flexibility

detail they prefer.

Designed by clinicians for

Clinicians are able to adjust

clinicians.

their practice based on data

Enables a unique

analysis using SNOMED

partnership with

CT both at a research and

technologists.

SNOMED CT enables broad uses of information,

delivery level.

MEMBERS

including health system

allows for proactive

management, clinical

management of resources in

program management,

the delivery of health care.

public health, and research.

Terminology use benefits

SNOMED CT enables data

the entire health system –

to be integrated from

savings of approximately 5%

disparate systems across the

of total health care costs.

healthcare sector.

SNOMED CT provides the potential for vendors to enable robust clinical

Richness of the information

VENDORS

The standard can be implemented once and marketed on a global scale.

decision support

Vendors can access the

functionality, leading to

most up to date version

market differentiation.

that is continuously maintained.

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2020-2025 STRATEGY Product and Services Goals Our Product and Services Goals speak to those priorities that best serve improvements in patient outcomes through the evolution of SNOMED CT as a product as well as supporting interoperability through collaboration and ways of working with other health information standards. The further understanding and illustration of the value offered by SNOMED CT is also a key strategic imperative.

SNOMED CT VALUE PROPOSITION Extend the SNOMED CT value proposition to highlight improvements in patient outcomes and determine and validate all stakeholder benefits including integrating remuneration, research, public health information flows and semantic interoperability into the value proposition of SNOMED CT.

SNOMED CT EVOLUTION Evolve SNOMED CT to best serve improvements in patient outcomes and meet the needs of the integrated health and social care systems in a sustainable fashion.

Adoption Goals The organization’s Adoption Goals focus on the mechanisms, tools, and resources needed to increase adoption and consumption of SNOMED CT among clinicians and additional valued stakeholders.

SNOMED CT ADOPTION & CONSUMPTION Increase adoption and consumption of SNOMED CT for Members, suppliers, researchers and other SNOMED CT users by ensuring it is pragmatic, effective and verifiable.

SNOMED CT IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT Provide sustainable and approachable products and services to support the implementation of SNOMED CT.

Innovation Goal Our Innovation Goal, regarded as a critical element of future growth and sustainability, targets the organization’s efforts to leverage emerging technologies and business practices to deliver value and drive efficiencies in the provision of patient care across all stakeholder groups.

TERMINOLOGY INTEGRATOR SNOMED CT will continue to be a hub that supports, facilitates and integrates terminology standards and classifications to help enhance and streamline the health and care ecosystem.

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EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES Leverage emerging technologies (e.g. Artificial Intelligence) to deliver value for stakeholders and drive efficiencies both at the point of care, across the organisation and the evolution of the product.

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