The Omaha System: Bridging Home Care and Technology

Bonnie Westra, RN, PhD

CareFacts Information Systems
bwestra@carefacts.com

Debra Solomon, RN, MS, CNP
Fairview Lakes HomeCaring and Hospice

References

Federal Register (January 25, 1999). Health Care Financing Administration proposed rules - Medicare and Medicaid programs: Home health agencies, 64 (15), 3764-3784.

Martin, K. S., & Scheet, N. J. (1992a). The Omaha System: Applications for community health nursing. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders.

Martin, K. S., & Scheet, N. J. (1992b). The Omaha System: A pocket guide for community health nursing. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders.

Shaughnessy, P. W., Crisler, K. S. (1995). Outcome-based quality improvement: A manual for home care agencies on how to use outcomes. Washington, DC: National Association for Home Care.

Westra, B.L., Martin, K.S., & Swan, A. (1996). Recognizing the needs for standardized documentation and classifying patient needs. Journal of Home Health Care. 24-31.

Westra, B. L., & Raup, G. (1995). Computerized charting: An essential tool for survival. Caring, XIV(8), 57-61.