Posts for the month of December 2013

HERON Toronto update powered by newer, faster hardware and load process

With HERON Toronto we are on newer and faster hardware. Users will likely notice faster query response times. We have also streamlined our monthly process of loading data from various sources into HERON so that we can deliver the data to users faster.

With this release, data in REDCap SQL fields will also be loaded into HERON. The browsing experience for these fields will be indistinguishable from multiple choice fields. To add your REDCap project to HERON, register your project after going over the directions for readying your project.

Please note: Searches involving Frontiers Research Participant Registry patients will return an incorrect number. See #2451 for more information.

HERON Toronto Contents Summary

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

The HERON repository contains approximately 1.3 billion real observations from the hospital, clinics, and research systems:

Observation Patients Source Go-Live Snapshot Issues
Allergy 464K 218K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 November 2013 various*
Cancer Cases 10.4M 71.0K
KUH Cancer Registry 1950s November 2013 labels*
Demographics 19.2M 2.02M
KUH Billing (O2 via SMS) 1980s November 2013 various*
UKP Billing 2000 November 2013
13.5K 13.5K Frontiers participant registry Jun 2009 November 2013 #2451
190.9K 190.9K Social Security Death Index 1962 November 2013
Diagnoses (IDC9) 53.3M 722K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 November 2013 various*
UKP Billing 2000 November 2013
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Q4 2008 September 2013
History 21.9M 354K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 November 2013
Lab Results 131M 332K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 November 2013 various*
Medications 107M 364K
KUH/O2/Epic (Organized by VA Class) Nov 2007 November 2013 various*
Microbiology 2.84M 25.3K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 (?) November 2013 various*
Nursing Observations 695M ?
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 November 2013 various*
Procedure Orders 140M 502K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 (?) November 2013 various*
Procedures (CPT) 11.6M 622K
UKP Billing 2000 November 2013 #26
REDCap 762K 21.7K
REDCap July 2011 November 2013
Reports/Notes 51.4M 342K
KUH/O2/Epic ? November 2013
Specimens 88.5K 6.69K
KUMC Biospecimen Repository ? November 2013
Visit Details 36.6M 608K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 November 2013
Hospital Quality Metrics 5.89M 80.2K
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Q4 2008 September 2013
All 1.3B

Notice

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 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

Due to in-progress trac access policy issues, this section may be blank for a time.

#1967
Inpatient procedure order query uses outdated CLARITY column; returns zero counts
#2313
Navigating HERON term hierarchy is slow for users with REDCap access

Outstanding Problems/Defects/Issues