Thailand health data standards, foundation of the country digital health
Thai Health Information Standards Development Center (THIS) is a government organization under Health System Research Institute (HSRI), Ministry of Public Health, Thailand. THIS founded in 2012, with the mission to create health data standards that comply with the international standards, which will enable seamless health information exchange and interoperability among the health system at national and international level.
In 2022, Thailand became a member of SNOMED International, a not – for – profit organization that owns and maintain SNOMED CT, the most globally recognized clinical terminology standards that widely adopted in many countries. As Thailand became the member of SNOMED International, the citizens and organizations within country can use the SNOMED CT and their resources for free. THIS acts as the National Release Center (NRC), in which our role is to promote the use of SNOMED CT and thus helps the country to achieve health data interoperability and better health information system.