Omaha System Guidelines

Welcome to Omaha System Guidelines

The purpose of the Omaha System Guidelines Web site is to provide evidence-based practice (EBP) guidelines/standardized care plans in coded format for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers. These Omaha System/SNOMED CT guidelines were developed using crowd-sourcing techniques by numerous stakeholders including scholars, clinical experts, and Omaha System experts.

In alignment with World Health Organization definition of guidelines, this web site provides documents containing recommendations for clinical practice or public health policy for numerous and diverse populations, practices, and programs. Guidelines include recommendations that tell the intended end-user what he or she can or should do in specific situations to achieve the best health outcomes possible. Guidelines offer a choice among different interventions or measures having an anticipated positive impact on health and implications for the use of resources (WHO, 2014).

The Omaha System Community of Practice provides the venue for review of guidelines. Omaha System users globally participate in the development and review of guidelines. All guidelines on this web site have been approved by the Guidelines leadership: Karen Monsen, Amy Lytton, and Karen Martin. For further information on how you can participate in this exciting project, please contact Karen Monsen.


WHO Handbook for Guideline Development – 2nd Edition (World Health Organization, 2014)