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Updated November 26, 2008

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November 30, 2006
The Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI), sponsored by the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), accepts SNOMED International’s Nursing Working Group as a full member, joining key nursing informatics decision-making groups.
( Full Update)

November 28, 2006
The Netherlands joins the group of potential SNOMED Standards Development Organization (SNOMED SDO) charter members. Nine countries have now expressed their intent to become members of the SNOMED SDO when it is formed.
( Full Update)

November 9, 2006
Sweden joins the group of potential SNOMED Standards Development Organization (SNOMED SDO) charter members. Eight countries have now expressed their intent to become members of the SNOMED SDO when it is formed.
( Full Update)

October 11, 2006
Representatives of five Potential Charter Members (Australia, Denmark, Lithuania, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom) met with the College of American Pathologists (CAP) in Copenhagen to discuss the creation of a standards development organization to maintain and promote the SNOMED CT clinical terminology.
( Full Update) Exploration for the organization began in November 2005.

October 9, 2006
SNOMED International and the International Council of Nurses announce a collaboration to complement each other’s terminologies used for nursing practice: SNOMED Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT®) and the International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP®).
(Press Release)

July 11, 2006
SNOMED International and the National E-Health Transition Authority sign an agreement that will enable SNOMED Clinical Terms® to be used in health information management throughout all of Australia.
(Press Release)

May 17, 2006
ASTM International’s Committee E31on Healthcare Informatics cites SNOMED CT as one of the preferred controlled vocabularies for representing data elements in the ASTM Continuity of Care Record.
(Press Release)

April 19, 2006
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) selects SNOMED CT as the standard computerized medical vocabulary system for electronic coding of important terms in the Highlights section of prescription drug labeling. The decision will enable healthcare professionals nationwide electronically to access and share critical health and treatment information more easily and efficiently.
(Press Release)

 

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