Ian McNicoll ian at
Tue Apr 25 05:50:07 EDT 2017

That is correct Bert,

There is no need to remove the SNOMED CT bindings from the archetypes.


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On 25 April 2017 at 11:40, Bert Verhees <bert.verhees at> wrote:

> On 25-04-17 09:32, Ian McNicoll wrote:
>> Hi Bert,
>> SNOMED CT Licensing re openEHR is under active discussion with SNOMED.
>> The principle will be that archetypes or templates containing SNOMED CT
>> codes can be freely used within systems, unless the system actually uses
>> SNOMED CT codes in the patient data i.e as part of a defining_code or
>> mapping, in which case a SNOMED license will be required.
> Ok, I misunderstood that, I thought you were in discussion about using
> SNOMED in CKM term-bindings, and that users without affiliate license
> should manually remove them.
> But as I understand it now, you are in discussion about permission for
> using SNOMED in term-bindings, also when you have no affiliate license.
> That would make life simpler for many (not for me, but our German friends)
> Bert
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