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SNOMED CT‑AU and Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT) February 2019

Published 21 February 2019

The National Clinical Terminology Service (NCTS) is pleased to announce that the February combined release of SNOMED CT® AU[1] and the Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT) is now available to registered users from the NCTS website.

The Release Note is provided alongside the combined RF2 release files which are available as Full, Snapshot and Delta, in addition to the traditional combined release bundle (labelled "ALL"). To access the Release Note and download the RF2 files, select SNOMED CT-AU > Release Bundles from the ACCESS tab.

Important Information - Document Library Update

The following documents have been updated and added to the Document Library:

Please refer to the NCTS Document Library Release Note v2.13 in Recent Updates for further details.

Education Sessions

The 2019 webinar series is continuing in March with the following technical topics:

  • Introduction to the FHIR® specification: Tuesday 5 March 2019, 11-12pm AEDT
  • Introduction to the NCTS products and services: Thursday 7 March 2019, 1.30-2.30pm AEDT
  • Basic FHIR® terminology services: Tuesday 12 March 2019, 2-3pm AEDT

Keep a look out for your email invitation!

The NCTS plans to schedule further webinars throughout 2019 and all licence holders will be notified when these dates are made available. If you would like to register an expression of interest or request a specific topic, please contact us using the feedback details below.

The Australian Digital Health Agency, in collaboration with CSIRO, are hosting the sixth and seventh technical Connectathons on the National Clinical Terminology Service (NCTS) including the use of HL7's Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®).

These are separate 1-day events for developers to be held on Monday 18 March in Sydney, and Wednesday 20 March in Melbourne.

Topics will include:

  • Runtime integration of FHIR® terminology services.
  • Conformant terminology server application (CTSA) infrastructure options and considerations.
  • Tooling and infrastructure required to support and use ConceptMaps and ValueSets.
  • New content (as FHIR® resources) on the NCTS

If you would like to register please enter your details in the registration form on the Events page for the location you will attend. Please note that registrations close COB 28 February 2019.

Where can I find technical guides and other resources?

All SNOMED CT AU and AMT documentation, including technical and implementation guides, is freely available for download from the NCTS Document Library without registering or logging in. However, if you are a registered user we recommend that you log in before downloading any material so that we can better target our communications to you, based on the resources that you have downloaded.

Terminology browsers

Shrimp[3] is available online at Search both SNOMED CT AU and AMT content, or browse the hierarchies by selecting the latest version of “SNOMED Clinical Terms Australian Extension” in the drop-down menu.


Development by the NCTS relies on the input and cooperation of the Australian healthcare community. We value your feedback and encourage questions, comments, or suggestions about our products. You can contact us by completing the online support request form, via email [email protected], or call 1300 901 001.

Thank you for your continued support.


[1] "SNOMED" and "SNOMED CT" are registered trademarks of the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO).
[2] FHIR is a registered trademark of Health Level Seven International.
[3] Shrimp was developed by the Australian e-Health Research Centre (AEHRC).

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