Posts for the month of June 2014

HERON Marmaton introduces Cardiology labs and BMI percentile data

The HERON Marmaton includes two new data types.

  • Cardiology lab data - search for lab orders such as Ejection Fraction, Vascular Ultrasounds, Echocardiogram, and more.
  • BMI Percentile - search BMI by CDC defined ranges for the KUMC pediatric population.

Join us for the 2nd Annual HERON Fishing Trip, a training workshop on July 28, 2014, 8:00AM - 5:00PM in Dykes Library, Room G026. The workshop will include both classroom and hands-on training covering data types, basic and advanced searching, analysis tools, and future work. Register for the event.

Any publication that results from a project utilizing HERON should cite grant support (CTSA Award # UL1TR000001).

HERON Marmaton Contents Summary

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

The HERON repository contains approximately 1.5 billion real observations from the hospital, clinics, and research systems:

Observation Patients Source Go-Live Snapshot Issues
Allergy 499K 231K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 May 2014 various*
Cancer Cases 10.8M 73.3K
KUH Cancer Registry 1950s May 2014 labels*
Demographics 19.5M 2.05M
KUH Billing (O2 via SMS) 1980s May 2014 various*
UKP Billing 2000 May 2014
28.3K 28.3K Frontiers participant registry Jun 2009 May 2014 #2451
193.2K 193.2K Social Security Death Index 1962 May 2014
Diagnoses (IDC9) 62M 757K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 May 2014 various*
UKP Billing 2000 May 2014
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Q4 2008 March 2014
History 26.5M 385K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 May 2014
Lab Results 141M 349K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 May 2014 various*
Medications 118M 395K
KUH/O2/Epic (Organized by VA Class) Nov 2007 May 2014 various*
Microbiology 3.10M 27.5K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 (?) May 2014 various*
737K 115K Negative 2003 May 2014
9.2K 6.97K Positive 2003 May 2014
Nursing Observations 772M ?
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 May 2014 various*
Procedure Orders 157M 533K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 (?) May 2014 various*
Procedures (CPT) 13.1M 661K
UKP Billing 2000 May 2014 #26
REDCap .97M 46.5K
REDCap July 2011 May 2014
Reports/Notes 60.4M 376K
KUH/O2/Epic ? May 2014
Specimens 113K 8.33K
KUMC Biospecimen Repository ? May 2014
Visit Details 57.1M 820K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 May 2014
Hospital Quality Metrics 5.92M 80.2K
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Q4 2008 March 2014
All 1.5B


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.

Misuse of the Limited Access Death Master File, NTIS, U.S. Department of Commerce data is subject to penalties under provisions of 15 CFR § 1110.200.

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.

Query by BMI percentile (among children)

Outstanding Problems/Defects/Issues