The International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization (IHTSDO) began seeking proposals in July for the SNOMED CT multi-lingual modular workbench that will host terminology editing, translation, mapping and other applications.
The National Library of Medicine is the US member of IHTSDO, which is charged with distributing SNOMED CT through its Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) Metathesaurus. NLM also offers SNOMED CT in its native format, as required by the IHTSDO.
The SNOMED CT workbench is part of the IHTSDO’s efforts to enable broader access and use of standardized clinical terminologies worldwide. IHTSDO acquired SNOMED CT from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) in 2007.
Open Health Tools (OHT) manages the Request for Proposals (RFP) process on behalf of the IHTSDO.