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Omaha System

 [o´ma-hah]
a research-based and comprehensive practice, documentation, and information management framework based on the nursing or problem-solving process, the clinician-client relationship, and concepts of diagnostic reasoning, clinical judgment, and quality improvement. It was designed for members of various disciplines, including nurses, other health care professionals, and students. It consists of three relational, reliable, and valid clinical components useful from the time of client admission until discharge from service. The components are designed for classifying assessment (problem classification scheme), interventions (intervention scheme), and outcomes measurement (problem rating scale for outcomes). See Appendix on the Omaha System.

O·ma·ha sys·tem

(ō'mă-haw sis'tĕm)
Classification system for managing data involving individual patients, families, and communities. Data are organized under three components: problems, interventions, and outcomes.
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1.Understand The Feasibility Of Using The Omaha System To Document Outcomes, Needs & Services For Children Reported To Mdh With Hearing Loss Or Included In The Birth Defects Information System;
The WHO initiative "Systematically Reviewing the Evidence on Nursing and Midwifery Services" will develop a preliminary global framework that could be used along with the ICNP for cross mapping terms to the: (a) Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine (SNOMED), (b) North America Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA), (c) Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC), (d) Nursing Sensitive Patient Outcomes Classification (NOC), (e) Omaha System, and (f) Home Health Care Classification (HHCC) (Cote, 1998; Johnson et al., 2001; Johnson et al., 2000; Martin & Scheet, 1992; McCloskey & Bulechek, 2000; NANDA, 1999; Saba, 1997).
* For Nursing Interventions: The University of Iowa's Nursing Intervention Classification (NIC), The Omaha System, and HHCC;
There is no published evidence that the full Omaha system has been computerized elsewhere.
These nursing directors developed an action plan, selected the Omaha System as the standardized language for multidisciplinary staff, and agreed that the use of an electronic health record (EHR) was essential.
16-18 "The Omaha System International Conference: A Key to Practice, Documentation, and Information Management," presented by Martin Associates at University of Minnesota School of Nursing, in Eagan, MN; www.omahasystem.org/conference.htm.
Participants from 15 states and six countries attended the Omaha System International Conference in Eagan, MN on April 7-9, 2011.
The Omaha System Intervention Scheme (10) is also used along with a taxonomy that classifies nursing diagnoses according to the following categories (9):
received the first Omaha System Excellence in Education Award during the April 2011 Omaha System International Conference in Eagan, MN.