Terminology owner/maintenance organisation

Name, contact details, website

Karen S. Martin, RN, MSN, FAAN

Health Care ConsultantMartin Associates

5711 N. 167th Ave. Circle

Omaha, NE 68116


martinks0007@gmail.com www.omahasystem.org

Formal name of the code system

The Omaha System

Short name or abbreviation of the code system name

Technical identifier/s of the code system (OIDs, URNs etc)

OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.6.49

URL: https://www.omahasystem.org/

Scope/domain statement for the code system

(Official or from HTA)

The Omaha System is a comprehensive practice and documentation tool used by nurses, other healthcare providers, and students from the time of client admission to discharge in the home health setting. The system includes 1) a Problem Classification Scheme used during assessment; 2) an Intervention Scheme; and 3) a Problem Rating Scale for Outcomes. These components provide a structure for documenting client needs and strengths, relating clinician interventions, and measuring client outcomes in a simple, yet comprehensive, manner. When the three components are used together, the Omaha System offers a way to link clinical data to demographic, financial, administrative, and staffing data. The most recent publication of Omaha System is 2005 and a new version is currently being drafted. 

Link to information about the code system - including how to obtain the content


Arrangement or agreements with HL7 for use of content

IP Information and Licensing Information

Omaha System exists in public domain and is not under copyright. The terms, definitions and codes are available for use without permission or a licensing fee from the publisher or software developer; however, parts of the 2005 book are under publisher copyright.

HL7 users of this information - which HL7 products use this link (if known)

Process to request content change

The update process requires a multi-step, triangulated approach and includes the presentation of user-submitted suggestions at the biennial Omaha System International Conference. In addition to that process, a 12-member international board of directors reviews and revises Omaha System on an ongoing basis using the results of current research, expert opinion and user experience and feedback

Other useful Information

Information current as at (date)


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