Posts for the month of March 2014

HERON Arkansas release includes new discharge and risk pool data

Discharge disposition information is available in the HERON Arkansas release. New risk pool codes for roughly 1000 patients are added to HERON. The new codes are found in the University HealthSystem Consortium folder.

HERON Arkansas Contents Summary

This month, our tour of rivers and lakes in Kansas honors Arkansas River.

The HERON repository contains approximately 1.4 billion real observations from the hospital, clinics, and research systems:

Observation Patients Source Go-Live Snapshot Issues
Allergy 480K 224K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Feb 2014 various*
Cancer Cases 10.6M 72.4K
KUH Cancer Registry 1950s Feb 2014 labels*
Demographics 19.4M 2.03M
KUH Billing (O2 via SMS) 1980s Feb 2014 various*
UKP Billing 2000 Feb 2014
26.6K 26.6K Frontiers participant registry Jun 2009 Feb 2014 #2451
192K 192K Social Security Death Index 1962 Feb 2014
Diagnoses (IDC9) 58.3M 739K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Feb 2014 various*
UKP Billing 2000 Feb 2014
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Q4 2008 September 2013
History 24M 368K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Feb 2014
Lab Results 135M 339K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 Feb 2014 various*
Medications 112M 379K
KUH/O2/Epic (Organized by VA Class) Nov 2007 Feb 2014 various*
Microbiology 2.97M 26.4K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 (?) Feb 2014 various*
Nursing Observations 733M ?
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Feb 2014 various*
Procedure Orders 148M 517K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 (?) Feb 2014 various*
Procedures (CPT) 12.7M 645K
UKP Billing 2000 Feb 2014 #26
REDCap .93M 43.4K
REDCap July 2011 Feb 2014
Reports/Notes 55.6M 358K
KUH/O2/Epic ? Feb 2014
Specimens 97K 7.29K
KUMC Biospecimen Repository ? Feb 2014
Visit Details 53.1M 801K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Feb 2014
Hospital Quality Metrics 5.89M 80.2K
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Q4 2008 September 2013
All 1.4B


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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.

HERON executives are not allowed to make sponsorship requests
HERON performance page doesn't include timeline queries
Some ICD9 codes with 2 digits before the dot (e.g. 41.12) missing from HERON concepts
Some new UHC risk pool codes with ~1000 patients not searchable from i2b2
large jump in Frontiers patient numbers between Beaver and Lovewell
Incremental IDX updates each month results in data inconsistencies
new 'Antimicrobial...' REDCap project
few_missing_dx_ids fails due to multiple values in current_icd9_list column

Outstanding Problems/Defects/Issues