College of American Pathologists licenses SNOMED to Cerner

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The College of American Pathologists (CAP) has signed a five-year agreement with Cerner Corp. licensing SNOMED Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT) Core Content for unlimited global distribution.

SNOMED CT is the core clinical terminology within the Cerner Controlled Medical Terminology (Cerner CMT) knowledge infrastructure for Cerner Millennium healthcare information technology. SNOMED CT is comprised of clinical concepts, terms and relationships that help represent clinical information across the continuum of healthcare. Its more than 957,000 English language descriptions or synonyms are designed for flexibility in expressing clinical concepts, enabling clinicians to say things in multiple ways and still be understood.