Posts for the month of August 2013

HERON Crooked Creek release introduces the HERON performance page

The performance page displays the status of searches, those complete versus incomplete, and performance times within HERON. A link to this page is located below the start query tool link.

General fixes in this release include:

  • The disappearing shared folder issue for those users with REDCap project access within HERON is resolved by allowing the user to choose between a REDCap HERON and a general HERON instance (e.g., in this month the Crooked Creek instance). The shared folder will not appear in the REDCap instance, but users can switch back and forth between the 2 HERON instances access the shared folder.
  • The Survival Analysis tools work in Internet Explorer. Previously, patient sets could not be dropped into this tool in the IE Browser.

Note: The latest University HealthSystems? Consortium (UHC) data remains at December 2012. The inability to pull new data into HERON is due to a table change within the database which the team is working to resolve.

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

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

Observation Patients Source Go-Live Snapshot Issues
Allergy 436K 207K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 July 2013 various*
Cancer Cases 10.1M 69.2K
KUH Cancer Registry 1950s July 2013 labels*
Demographics 18.9M 1.99M
KUH Billing (O2 via SMS) 1980s July 2013 various*
UKP Billing 2000 July 2013
18.1K 18.1K Frontiers participant registry Jun 2009 July 2013
189.6K 189.6K Social Security Death Index 1962 July 2013
Diagnoses (IDC9) 48.9M 694K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 July 2013 various*
UKP Billing 2000 July 2013
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Q4 2008 Dec 2012
History 18.7M 332K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 July 2013
Lab Results 92M 313K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 July 2013 various*
Medications 100M 341K
KUH/O2/Epic (Organized by VA Class) Nov 2007 July 2013 various*
Microbiology 2.66M 23.9K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 (?) July 2013 various*
Nursing Observations 647M ?
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 July 2013 various*
Order Sets 348K 44.5K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 (?) July 2013 various*
Procedure Orders 130M 475K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 (?) July 2013 various*
Procedures (CPT) 11M 604K
UKP Billing 2000 July 2013
REDCap 47.8K 362
REDCap July 2011 July 2013
Reports/Notes 45.3M 316K
KUH/O2/Epic ? July 2013
Specimens 71.0K 5.55K
KUMC Biospecimen Repository ? July 2013
Visit Details 32.8M 571K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 July 2013
Hospital Quality Metrics 5M 69.2K
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Q4 2008 Dec 2012
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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

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Outstanding Problems/Defects/Issues