Omaha System

Omaha System

The Omaha System is a standardized health care terminology consisting of an assessment component (Problem Classification Scheme), an intervention component (Intervention Scheme), and an outcomes component (Problem Rating Scale for Outcomes). Approximately 11,000 interdisciplinary practitioners, educators, and researchers use Omaha System for structured clinical documentation and analysis of secondary data. Omaha System users from Japan, Estonia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Wales, Canada, The Netherlands, and the United States have presented at international Omaha System conferences.[1]

The Omaha System is integrated into the National Library of Medicine’s Metathesaurus,[2] CINAHL,[3] ABC Codes,[4] NIDSEC,[5] Logical Observation Identifiers, Names, and Codes (LOINC®),[6] and SNOMED CT.[5] It is registered (recognized) by Health Level Seven (HL7®)[7], and is congruent with the reference terminology model for the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). It is being mapped to the International Classification of Nursing Practice (ICNP®).[8]

See also


  1. ^ Martin KS. (2005). The Omaha System: A Key to Practice, Documentation, and Information Management (Reprinted 2nd ed.). Omaha, NE: Health Connections Press.
  2. ^ "Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) - Home". Retrieved 2010-03-12. 
  3. ^ "CINAHL Databases". Ebsco Publishing. 2009. Retrieved 2010-03-12. 
  4. ^ "ABC Coding Solutions". Alternative Link. Retrieved 2010-03-12. 
  5. ^ a b "Nursing Information & Data Set Evaluation Center". Retrieved 2010-03-12. 
  6. ^ "Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC)". Regenstrief Institute, Inc.. Retrieved 2010-03-12. 
  7. ^ "Welcome to Health Level Seven International". Health Level Seven International. Retrieved 2010-03-12. 
  8. ^ "International Council of Nurses [International Classification for Nursing Practice - ICNP®]". 2006-02-03. Retrieved 2010-03-12. 

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