Usage of SNOMED CT Release RF2 Files

Closed 31 Mar 2013

Opened 21 Feb 2013

Feedback Updated 4 Oct 2016

We Asked

February 2013:

The UK Edition of SNOMED CT® is currently provided in release format 1 (RF1) only and we have been working with the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation, the IHTSDO®  to develop a version in RF2. The first release of these files was provided in October 2012 as status ‘Technology Preview’. We (NHS Digital) subsequently addressed the small number of issues identified and issued a re-release of the October UK Edition in January 2013. We then wanted to understand which organisations haa tested the files in house in order to enable us to progress the next SNOMED CT release in RF2 at status ‘Supported Product’.

You Said

You provided feedback which we incorporated into a consultation report

We Did

April 2013:

  • Addressed all the issues wrt data content that were raised
  • Following the differences in Release types (full/snapshot/delta) that individuals plan to use, we have organised the distribution packs on TRUD to enable an individual to select exactly what they want, and to perform a single download only to get all the types of files they specifically require.
  • We have structured the content within the sub-packs to reflect that of the IHTSDO, while retaining the sub-structure of folders specific to the UK release to enable those familiar with the RF1 release to find the content they require.
  • We have delivered a webex providing a comparison between RF1 and RF2 and provided this as a podcast at http://www.infostandards.org/snomed-ct/uk-snomed-ct-in-release-format-2-an-overview/
  • A workshop has been developed for the Implementation Forum on RF2
  • A podcast will be developed later in the year for those wishing to SNOMED CT release format 2 who may not have used SNOMED CT before.

Results Updated 3 Oct 2016

This consultation closed on 31 March 2013; we are grateful to all those individuals who took time to respond to this consultation.

The full results can be found in the consultation report below.

Files:

Overview

This consultation is now closed. Please see the Results section at the bottom of this page.

SNOMED CT® is the terminology identified in the ‘Power of Information’ as the terminology that all systems should use to exchange coded clinical information. The data files that are required for systems to provide SNOMED CT are currently available from the UK Terminology Centre (UKTC) using a structure known as release format 1 (RF1). The international core of SNOMED CT (provided by the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation, the IHTSDO®) is now released in a new format known as Release Format 2 (RF2) and provides improved features for suppliers.

 

Why We Are Consulting

The UK Edition of SNOMED CT is currently provided in RF1 only and we have been working with the IHTSDO to develop a version in RF2. The first release of these files was provided in October 2012 as status ‘Technology Preview’. We have subsequently addressed the small number of issues identified and issued a re-release of the October UK Edition in January 2013. We are now consulting to understand which organisations have tested the files in house in order to enable us to progress the next SNOMED CT release in RF2 at status ‘Supported Product’.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • TRUD SNOMED CT Subscribers

Interests

  • SNOMED CT
  • Terminology