Posts for the month of March 2013

HERON Cow Creek release includes order sets and analysis tool enhancements

Previously, the Multi-Cohort Survival Analysis tool had the option to limit by 5 years, 10 years or All. This release expands that option to weeks, days, or hours in addition to years. The Timeline analysis tool increases granularity to display by the hour as opposed to day as in previous releases.

The Cow Creek release introduces order sets as a new searchable data type. This release also kicks off the ability to limit MAR by dose.

HERON Cow Creek Contents Summary

This month, our tour of rivers and lakes in Kansas honors Cow Creek.

The HERON repository contains approximately 1 billion real observations from the hospital, clinics, and research systems:

Observation Patients Source Go-Live Snapshot Issues
Demographics 18.6M 1.96M
KUH Billing (O2 via SMS) 1980s Feb 2013 various*
UKP Billing 2000 Feb 2013
15.8K 15.8K Frontiers participant registry Jun 2009 Feb 2013
187.8K 187.8K Social Security Death Index 1962 Feb 2013
Diagnoses (IDC9) 44.1M 667K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Feb 2013 various*
UKP Billing 2000 Feb 2013
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Q4 2008 Dec 2012
History 15M 302K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Feb 2013
Medications 91M 313K
KUH/O2/Epic (Organized by VA Class) Nov 2007 Feb 2013 various*
Nursing Observations 585M ?
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Feb 2013 various*
Lab Results 85.2M 295K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 Feb 2013 various*
Order Sets 275K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 (?) Feb 2013 various*
Procedure Orders 117M 450K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 (?) Feb 2013 various*
Procedures (CPT) 10.8M 585K
UKP Billing 2000 Feb 2013
Reports/Notes 38M 288K
KUH/O2/Epic ? Feb 2013
Specimens 47.4K 4K
KUMC Biospecimen Repository ? Feb 2013
Visit Details 28.5M 539K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Feb 2013
Cancer Cases 9.8M 67.1K
KUH Cancer Registry 1950s Feb 2013 labels*
Hospital Quality Metrics 5.10M 69.2K
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Q4 2008 Dec 2012
Triple Negative Breast Cancer Registry (BRCA) 27.6K 161
REDCap July 2011 Jan 2013 #1741
All 1.09B


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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

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

Load Orderset Usage into HERON
Add sponsor, title, and description to HERON Usage Audit Report
multi-cohort survival plugin fails to initialize after the 1st time
HERON uses ICD-O-2 labels for ICD-O-3 morphology/histology cancer tumor registry codes
flexible time windows for HERON Multi-cohort survival analysis tool
handle times, not just dates, in i2b2 timeline in HERON

Outstanding Problems/Defects/Issues