The Omaha System: Past, Present and Future

Karen S. Martin, RN, MSN, FAAN


Karen S. Martin is a health care consultant in private practice since 1993. She works with community-focused agencies, health care institutions, faculty and students, case managers, and software developers nationally and internationally. Previously, she was employed as a staff nurse, director of a home care/public health agency, and Director of Research, Visiting Nurse Association of Omaha, NE (1978-1993). At the VNA, she was the principal investigator of two federally funded Omaha System research projects. She served as chair of Mosby's 1995 and 1996 national home care conferences. She is the author of more than fifty articles, chapters, and books, and is Editor-in-chief of Home Health FOCUS, Mosby's monthly newsletter.