SNOMED International and the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM), Council of Europe, have signed an agreement governing the creation, maintenance and distribution of a map between both organisations’ terminologies. The agreement came into effect in September 2022.
SNOMED CT is a comprehensive, multilingual healthcare terminology created for use by healthcare professionals to capture the care of individuals in an electronic health record and facilitate sharing, decision support and analytics, to support safe and effective health information exchange.
The EDQM Standard Terms database contains a set of concepts used in defining and describing medicinal products, including the pharmaceutical dose form (i.e. the dosage form), route or method of administration, and certain important packaging items such as the container, closure and administration device. They are designed for use in marketing authorisation applications, medicinal product labelling (including the summary of product characteristics) and in electronic communications about medicines, as well as for related purposes such as adverse event reporting (pharmacovigilance) and clinical trials.
For more information, read the press release “SNOMED International and the EDQM collaborate on map development”.