Posts for the month of November 2015

HERON Menomonee includes Pioneers Research Registry participants

Pioneers Recruitment Registry is now included in HERON. The Pioneers registry allows searches to be limited only to those members of the public who consented to be contacted regarding clinical trials at KUMC, This month the registry is only available in HERON to the Pioneers administrators. It will be searchable by all HERON users in the future.

Labs within the LOINC folder are now searchable by lab value. LOINC codes are universal identifiers used to facilitate the sharing of laboratory data for research, outcomes management, and clinical care.

Need help with HERON? 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 Menomonee Contents Summary

Our tour of rivers and lakes expands to include bodies of water within the ​Greater Plains Collaborative states. This month honors Menominee River.

The HERON repository contains over 2 billion real observations from the hospital, clinics, and research systems:

Observation Patients Source Go-Live Snapshot Issues
Alerts 20.8M 454K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Oct 2015
Allergy 629K 279K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Oct 2015 various*
Cancer Cases 18M 81.7K
KUH Cancer Registry 1950s Oct 2015 labels*
Cardiology Labs 27.2M 372K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Oct 2015
Demographics 26.8M 2.15M
KUH Billing (O2 via SMS) 1980s Oct 2015 various*
UKP Billing 2000 Oct 2015
39.3K 39.3K Frontiers participant registry Jun 2009 Oct 2015
207.1K 207.1K Social Security Death Index 1962 Oct 2015
Diagnoses (IDC9, ICD10) 92M* 864K*
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Oct 2015 various*
UKP Billing 2000 Oct 2015
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Q4 2008 Jun 2015
History 45.2M 496K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Oct 2015
Lab Results 175M 410K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 Oct 2015 various*
Medications 216M 504K
KUH/O2/Epic (Organized by VA Class) Nov 2007 Oct 2015 various*
Microbiology 4.07M 34.3K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 (?) Oct 2015 various*
894K 138K Negative 2003 Oct 2015
13.9K 9.9K Positive 2003 Oct 2015
National Cardiovascular Data Registry 1.45M 12.3K
NCDR (?) Dec 2014
Nursing Observations 1B ?
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Oct 2015 various*
Procedure Orders 208M 628K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 (?) Oct 2015 various*
Procedures (CPT) 15.4M 742K
UKP Billing 2000 Oct 2015
REDCap 1.4M 49.6K
REDCap July 2011 Oct 2015
Reports/Notes 103M 480K
KUH/O2/Epic ? Oct 2015
Specimens 137K 9.7K
KUMC Biospecimen Repository ? Jun 2015
Visit Details 100M 1.03M
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Oct 2015
Hospital Quality Metrics 8.78M 112K
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Q4 2008 Jun 2015 #2911
All 2.12B

* Currently, HERON is missing around 3M encounter diagnosis records. We expect to resolve this issue in the next release.


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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