About IHTSDO

The International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation is an international not-for-profit organization based in Denmark. IHTSDO owns and administers the rights to SNOMED CT and related terminology standards.

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.  

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. The focus is on enabling the implementation of semantically accurate health records that are interoperable. Support to Association Members and Licensees is provided on a global basis allowing the pooling of resources to achieve shared benefits.

IHTSDO®, SNOMED® and SNOMED CT® are registered trademarks of the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation.