Posts for the month of November 2012

HERON Melvern update allows search by category and enhanced medication dose modifiers

Melvern update includes a new way to narrow a term search. Within the "Find Terms" tab, you can limit your "Search by Names" to a specific category, such as flowsheets or diagnosis. Additionally, you may notice the top-level folder (entitled HERON) is removed to allow less clicks to browse for terms.

Additional dose types are added to medication modifiers.

HERON Melvern Contents Summary

This month, our tour of rivers and lakes in Kansas honors Melvern Lake.

The HERON repository contains approximately 856 million real observations from the hospital, clinics, and research systems:

Observation Patients Source Go-Live Snapshot Issues
Demographics 18.4M 1.94M
KUH Billing (O2 via SMS) 1980s Oct 2012 various*
UKP Billing 2000 Oct 2012
13.8K 13.8K Frontiers participant registry Jun 2009 Oct 2012
186.2K 186.2K Social Security Death Index 1962 Oct 2012
Diagnoses (IDC9) 34.2M 644K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Oct 2012 various*
UKP Billing 2000 Oct 2012
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Q4 2008 June 2012
Medications 75.9M 289K
Organized by VA Class Nov 2007 Oct 2012
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Oct 2012 various*
Nursing Observations 536M ?
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Oct 2012 various*
Lab Results 80.3M 282K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 Oct 2012 various*
Procedure Orders 53.9M 431K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 (?) Oct 2012 various*
Procedures (CPT) 10.5M 571K
UKP Billing 2000 Oct 2012
Reports/Notes 24.7M 218K
KUH/O2/Epic ? Oct 2012
Specimens 41.1K 3.57K
KUMC Biospecimen Repository ? Oct 2012
Visit Details ? ?
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Oct 2012 #1514
Cancer Cases 9.5M 65.7K #1600
KUH Cancer Registry 1950s Oct 2012 labels*
Hospital Quality Metrics 4.12M 60.9K
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Q4 2008 June 2012
Triple Negative Breast Cancer Registry (BRCA) 17.8K 133
REDCap July 2011 Sept 2012
All 816M


Some material in the UMLS Metathesaurus is from copyrighted sources of the respective copyright holders. Users of the UMLS Metathesaurus are solely responsible for compliance with any copyright, patent or trademark restrictions and are referred to the copyright, patent or trademark notices appearing in the original sources, all of which are hereby incorporated by reference.

Beta Disclaimer

We are providing this early access to obtain feedback from you, the research community. While we are actively working on validating the data loaded into the system with hospital and clinic technical staff, there may be problems with our translation of data from our source systems (HospitalEpicSource and ClinicIdxSource) into HERON.

Please email us at if you discover information you believe may be erroneous.

We are actively working on enhancing the types of data included. Stay tuned to our roadmap to track progress toward upcoming releases.

Various Issues Still Apply

Keep in mind the issues noted in the original HERON beta notice, including:

Enhancements and Problems/Defects/Issues Addressed in this Release

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Outstanding Problems/Defects/Issues