Have you been searching for a concept in SNOMED CT only to realize it simply isn’t there, or have you found duplicated concepts that need to be corrected?
SNOMED International, the organization that owns, administers and develops SNOMED CT, would welcome your feedback.
First, you will need to apply for a Confluence User Account if you don’t have one already at https://confluence.ihtsdotools.org/display/ILS/Confluence+User+Accounts. Yes, this page will start with “Most SNOMED International Confluence users do not need accounts”, but you will need to create one to request access to the Content Request Service. After you have an account created, you will be able to log into the US SNOMED CT Content Request Service (USCRS). Once you are logged into USCRS, you will be able to request access to the IHSTDO tool on https://us-request.ihtsdotools.org/. Now you are ready to go!
The Content Request Service Dashboard is very helpful for you to submit and keep track of your requests. There are a few options to submit. You can make individual requests or use the batch template. The batch template makes it easier to identify the required fields. After submission, your request will be reviewed by SNOMED International. The status of your request will be updated as it flows through the process on the Dashboard page. If it is accepted, it will be modeled and released in a future SNOMED CT content release. Or, further clarifications may be needed from you, so please check the status of your request periodically. Here are a few examples:
|Change or new concept||SCT ID||SCT Description||Request||Resolution|
|Change issue 1||409596002||Non-productive cough (finding)||Non-productive cough (finding) is
a duplicate of Dry cough (finding)
|Non-productive cough (finding) was
moved to Dry cough (finding)
|Change issue 1||11833005||Dry cough (finding)|
|Change issue 2||700059003||Neurofibromatosis 3 (disorder)||Submitted as duplicates||
Neurofibromatosis 3 (disorder)
|Change issue 2||254240003||Neurofibromatosis, type 3 (disorder)|
|New||New||Measurement of wound size (procedure)||New code||Accepted and released|