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SNOMED International ‘Service Recognition Award

Theresa Barry, Irish SNOMED National Release Centre Lead, receives SNOMED International ‘Service Recognition Award’: April 2023 at London SNOMED Business meetings.

Theresa Barry was the Member Forum Co-Chair from 2021 to 2023 representing Ireland Internationally in the SNOMED Clinical Terminology.

Theresa was presented with the award in London in April 2023, at the SNOMED business meetings. Theresa wasn’t expecting the award and has enjoyed Chairing the discussions globally to raise the awareness for the need to standardise clinical terminology for digital health solutions. 

The role of Chair involved working closely with SNOMED International to raise items relevant to SNOMED member countries and attending in person twice yearly the SNOMED International meetings, with 48 countries represented mostly in person and some online. Usually comprising of one full day and one half day agenda items, with SNOMED International giving updates on latest information from the various teams.Theresa has had great contribution to the Member Forum ecosystem, providing SNOMED International with important insights, documents and lessons learned from hands on experience implementing SNOMED in Ireland.

The service recgonistion award was presented by Don Sweete CEO SNOMED International.

"Theresa has been instrumental in driving NRC priorities and advocating for enhanced support for Members striving to pursue high-value SNOMED implementations"

“Theresa is a dedicated ICT professional who has ensured that Snomed has been brought to the forefront in Irish Health Care eHealth. Theresa's vision, passion and drive are an example to all of us. It is fantastic to see the recognition for her work by Snomed International.” Fran Thompson, CIO eHealth, HSE


In photo: Theresa Barry, Irish SNOMED National Release Centre Lead & Don Sweete, SNOMED International. CEO

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