Appl Clin Inform 2011; 02(03): 317-330
DOI: 10.4338/ACI-2010-12-RA-0076
Research Article
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An Empiric Analysis of Omaha System Targets

K. Monsen
1  University of Minnesota School of Nursing
,
G. Melton-Meaux
2  University of Minnesota Medical School
4  University Of Minnesota Institute for Health Informatics
,
J. Timm
3  Washington County Minnesota Department of Public Health and Environment
,
B. Westra
1  University of Minnesota School of Nursing
4  University Of Minnesota Institute for Health Informatics
,
M. Kerr
1  University of Minnesota School of Nursing
,
N. Raman
4  University Of Minnesota Institute for Health Informatics
,
O. Farri
4  University Of Minnesota Institute for Health Informatics
,
C. Hart
1  University of Minnesota School of Nursing
,
K. Martin
5  Martin Associates
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Further Information

Correspondence to:

Karen A. Monsen, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
University Of Minnesota School of Nursing
5–160 Weaver-Densford Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612–624–0490   
Fax: 612–625–7091   

Publication History

received: 21 March 2011

accepted: 15 June 2011

Publication Date:
16 December 2017 (online)

 

Summary

Interface terminologies used in electronic health records must be re-evaluated and revised to reflect current health care practice and knowledge. To enable future revisions of the Omaha System Intervention Scheme, investigators evaluated formal semantic structure of target terms and concept duplication of problem and target terms. Using linguistic principles and qualitative analysis, five themes were found. A multidimensional formal semantic structure for the intervention target term was proposed. Concept duplication was examined for 16 problem-target matches. Clinical data enabled assessment of the validity of a proposed formal semantic structure and concept duplication. Recommendations are suggested for future development of the Omaha System Intervention Scheme.


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Conflicts of interest

The authors are informatics specialists with expertise in use of the Omaha System in education and research. All authors declare no conflict of interest in the preparation of this manuscript. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the authors’ employers.


Correspondence to:

Karen A. Monsen, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
University Of Minnesota School of Nursing
5–160 Weaver-Densford Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612–624–0490   
Fax: 612–625–7091