IHTSDO licenses B2i Healthcare’s Snow Owl Terminology Server

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IHTSDO will work with B2i Healthcare to implement their Snow Owl Terminology Server as a key component of its forthcoming SNOMED CT terminology tooling services

The International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO) announced that they will work with B2i Healthcare to implement the Snow Owl® Terminology Server as a key component of IHTSDO's forthcoming SNOMED CT® terminology tooling services.

In September 2014, IHTSDO published a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a terminology server for authoring and serving up SNOMED CT content. IHTSDO wanted to procure an out-of-the-box solution that could be in place in the shortest possible time. The RFP drew enthusiastic responses from the SNOMED CT community of practice and beyond. In order to avoid conflicts of interest, IHTSDO engaged ThoughtWorks, a global technology company, to independently assess the RFP responses and conduct the procurement process. The process resulted in B2i Healthcare’s Snow Owl Terminology Server being selected as the best fit for IHTSDO’s requirements.

The Snow Owl Terminology Server is a “back end” solution. The server will form part of IHTSDO’s Open Tooling Framework (OTF), and will be central to the development of IHTSDO’s web-based SNOMED CT terminology tooling services. IHTSDO is currently developing a user interface for authoring and browsing SNOMED CT.

About IHTSDO
IHTSDO – The International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation – determines global standards for health terms in order to support the safe, accurate, and effective exchange of health information - an essential part of improving health for humankind. Our experts work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders to ensure SNOMED CT, our world leading terminology product, is accepted as the common global language for health terms, meeting the expectations of the quality-focused international medical profession, within a fast moving health care sector. On a non-for profit basis we are committed to maintain and grow our leadership as the global experts in healthcare terminology. For more information, please visit http://www.ihtsdo.org or contact info(at)IHTSDO(dot)org.

About B2i Healthcare
B2i Healthcare is a boutique software engineering firm specialized in SNOMED CT and healthcare information standards and exchange. B2i provides products to simplify SNOMED CT adoption and offer software development services to support healthcare IT needs. B2i’s Snow Owl technology family is deployed in over 2,500 locations in 83+ countries worldwide.

For more information on Snow Owl visit http://b2i.sg or contact Brandon Ulrich at bulrich(at)b2i(dot)sg.

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