Posts for the month of March 2012

See Cornell Lab of Ornitology's Great Blue Heron Nest Web Cam!

We are very excited as one of our mascots, the Great Blue Heron, is currently in nesting season. Cornell has a terrific web cam

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/page.aspx?pid=2433

HERON El Dorado Release incorporates searching by MSDRG and LOS

This release includes hospital quality measures (UHC) data integration which enhances search capabilities by introducing new concepts, such as length of stay and MSDRG. 109K UHC observations from the November 2010 - November 2011 are included in this release. This is our first step in making UHC data available. Look forward to additional UHC data in future releases.

HERON El Dorado Contents Summary

This month, our tour of rivers and lakes in Kansas honors lake El Dorado.

The HERON repository contains approximately 630 million real observations from the hospital, clinics, and research systems:

Observation Patients Source Go-Live Snapshot Issues
Demographics 18.0M 1.90M
KUH Billing (O2 via SMS) 1980s Feb 2012 various*
UKP Billing 2000 Feb 2012
9.1K 9.1K Frontiers participant registry Jun 2009 Feb 2012
183K 183k Social Security Death Index 1962 Feb 2012
Diagnoses (IDC9) 18.4M 596K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Feb 2012 various*
UKP Billing 2000 Feb 2012
Medications 29.1M 107K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Feb 2012 various*
Nursing Observations 452M ?
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Feb 2012 various*
Lab Results 71.5M 253K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 Feb 2012 various*
Procedures (CPT) 9.5M 539K
UKP Billing 2000 Feb 2012
Specimens 27.3K 2.77K
KUMC Biospecimen Repository ? Jan 2012
Cancer Cases 9.1M 62.6K
KUH Cancer Registry 1950s Jan 2012 labels*
Hospital Quality Metrics 109K 19.7K
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) N/A Nov 2011 #997
All 630M

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 heron-admin@kumc.edu 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

#834
query by MSDRG, length of stay, service line from UHC 1-year snapshot

Outstanding Problems/Defects/Issues