Posts for the month of August 2014

HERON Wakarusa include UHC fix and Fishing Trip update

A University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) format change for Sept 2013 to June 2014 data resulted in the exclusion of a small portion of UHC data from HERON. This issue is fixed with the HERON Wakarusa release.

The 2nd Annual HERON Fishing trip took place on July 28, 2014. Agenda and recorded sessions are available. A demo of i2b2 version 1.7 gave the attendees a glimpse of upcoming temporal searching capabilities. HERON is built upon i2b2. Look for this new functionality when HERON moves to i2b2 version 1.7 in the future.

To learn more about HERON or REDCap, join the Frontiers Lunch and Learn which meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 12:00 - 1:30 PM in room 3001D Student Center. Register in advance if possible but drop-ins are welcome.

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

HERON Wakarusa Contents Summary

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

The HERON repository contains approximately 1.6 billion real observations from the hospital, clinics, and research systems:

Observation Patients Source Go-Live Snapshot Issues
Allergy 521K 239K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 July 2014 various*
Cancer Cases 11M 74.2K
KUH Cancer Registry 1950s July 2014 labels*
Cardiology Labs 21.3M 326K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 July 2014
Demographics 19.6M 2.06M
KUH Billing (O2 via SMS) 1980s July 2014 various*
UKP Billing 2000 July 2014
28.5K 28.5K Frontiers participant registry Jun 2009 July 2014 #2451
193.5K 193.5K Social Security Death Index 1962 July 2014
Diagnoses (IDC9) 64.8M 768K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 July 2014 various*
UKP Billing 2000 July 2014
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Q4 2008 June 2014
History 28.5M 403K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 July 2014
Lab Results 145M 356K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 July 2014 various*
Medications 122M 412K
KUH/O2/Epic (Organized by VA Class) Nov 2007 July 2014 various*
Microbiology 3.19M 28.3K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 (?) July 2014 various*
764K 119K Negative 2003 July 2014
9.8K 7.37K Positive 2003 July 2014
Nursing Observations 823M ?
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 July 2014 various*
Procedure Orders 162M 544K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 (?) July 2014 various*
Procedures (CPT) 13.4M 669K
UKP Billing 2000 July 2014 #26
REDCap 1.02M 48.6K
REDCap July 2011 July 2014
Reports/Notes 63.8M 390K
KUH/O2/Epic ? July 2014
Specimens 115K 8.46K
KUMC Biospecimen Repository ? July 2014
Visit Details 63.7M 885K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 July 2014
Hospital Quality Metrics 6.9M 93K
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Q4 2008 June 2014 #2911
All 1.6B


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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