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March 2023 Release of the Canadian Edition of SNOMED CT now available!

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The March 2023 Canadian Edition (CA Edition) is harmonized with the SNOMED International February 2023 monthly release. Content includes COVID-19 vaccine related concepts, updated immunization concepts, new French translations, and new concepts requested by Canadian stakeholders to support diverse implementation projects across the country. It also includes all terms in the SNOMED CT Common French Extension translated by French speaking member countries that are engaged in the International French Translation Collaboration

New concepts and descriptions have been created in this CA Edition to support Canadian implementations, including CANImmunize Canadian Vaccine Catalogue (CVC) and ongoing immunization work; the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) Pan-Canadian Organ Donation and Transplantation Data and Performance Reporting System, Deceased Donation Minimum Data Set and Health Human Resources Minimum Data Set; Ontario Health’s Lab Information System (OLIS); Quebec’s Lab Information System (SIL Provincial) and Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) (Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec) and many requests related to dermatology and cardiology concepts for MendMD. 

Infoway also releases updated versions of SNOMED CT subsets as part of the CA Edition. The March 2023 CA Edition of SNOMED CT and all pan-Canadian Subsets are available on the Terminology Gateway. 

Release notes for the CA Edition are available here along with general editorial guidelines and guidelines for making change requests in the Canadian context. 

How to browse published terms 

All published Canadian Edition English and French SNOMED CT terms are also available in the SNOMED International Browser. You are invited to access the tool now! 

How to browse terms under development 

Canada Health Infoway’s SNOMED CT Canadian Edition Daily Build Browser (CA Build) is a development environment that also provides ways to browse and search SNOMED CT Canadian Edition English and French content that has not yet been published.  

For more information, please visit our standards page.

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