Why SNOMED CT? – [SCT7_100]


Understand how SNOMED CT is used in healthcare

SKU: SCT7_100 Category:


Understand the business case for use of SNOMED CT in healthcare. This course outlines the different use cases for different situations, the benefits expected and the requirements needed to achieve these benefits.

Why this course

Step 1 in understanding and using SNOMED CT. This online short course provides you with knowledge to:

  • understand where SNOMED CT fits in the EHR and health information exchange world
  • understand the basic functionality provided by SNOMED CT
  • understand that the need to have systems which can implement the functionality offered by SNOMED CT

Who should do this course?

All users or those impacted by the use of SNOMED CT Decision makers:

  • Informs health information system purchasing and tooling requirements
  • Informs short and long term decision making for EHRs and interoperability
  • Understand where SNOMED CT is the ‘answer’
  • Evaluate options and decisions on code systems used Clinicians
  • Understand what a record with SNOMED CT can offer you and your patients Data and system designers, implementers and users
  • Understand the short and long term deliverables supported by SNOMED CT

How will I benefit

At completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Define the benefits appropriately implemented SNOMED CT can provide for different healthcare use cases
  • Understand some of the implementation requirements for achieving benefits through use of SNOMED CT

Structure and what to expect

There are three options:
Course and Assessment (which takes 1 – 2 hours)
Course only – includes exercises but not the assessment (takes 1.5 hours)
Assessment only – to confirm your knowledge and skills (takes 30 minutes).