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Terminology: Omaha System

Page last updated February 24, 2006


Comprehensive practice and documentation tool that can be used by multidisciplinary health care practitioners in any setting from the time of client admission to discharge. Omaha System includes an assessment component (Problem Classification Scheme), an intervention component (Intervention Scheme), and an outcomes component (Problem Rating Scale for Outcomes)

Contact Information

For Nursing Content:
Karen S. Martin, MSN, RN, FAAN
Martin Associates
2115 S. 130th Street
Omaha, NE 68144
Phone: 402-333-1962

For Licenses:
Not held under copyright or licensed for sale

Latest Version
2nd edition published in 2005

Relationship of Omaha System to Other ANA Recognized Terminologies and Data Element Sets

  • Integrated into Logical Observations, Identifiers, Names and Codes (LOINC)
  • Integrated into SNOMED CT®
  • Interventions integrated into ABC codes
  • Integrated into LOINC

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Relationship to Related National Initiatives

  • Incorporated into the UMLS’s Metathesaurus
  • Congruent with the ISO reference terminology model
  • Included in library indexes such as CINAHL®
  • Incorporated into the accreditation requirements of JCAHO and CHAP (NLN)
  • Registered by HL7