Posts for the month of July 2015

HERON Calhoun includes O2 billing diagnosis

O2 billing diagnosis is the latest addition to diagnosis modifiers in the HERON Calhoun release. Other diagnosis modifiers include IDX/UHC billing and O2 clinical. Modifiers can be used to narrow your search for a more precise patient set.

Medication order end dates and alert start and end dates/times are corrected with this release.

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 Calhoun Contents Summary

Our tour of rivers and lakes expands to include bodies of water within the ​Greater Plains Collaborative states. This month honors the Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis, MN.

The HERON repository contains approximately 1.9 billion real observations from the hospital, clinics, and research systems:

Observation Patients Source Go-Live Snapshot Issues
Alerts 17.8M 425K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Jun 2015
Allergy 599K 268K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Jun 2015 various*
Cancer Cases 12M 79.7K
KUH Cancer Registry 1950s Jun 2015 labels*
Cardiology Labs 25.6M 359K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Jun 2015
Demographics 25.4M 2.13M
KUH Billing (O2 via SMS) 1980s Jun 2015 various*
UKP Billing 2000 Jun 2015
35.7K 35.7K Frontiers participant registry Jun 2009 Jun 2015
198.8K 198.8K Social Security Death Index 1962 Jun 2015
Diagnoses (IDC9) 88.3M 837K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Jun 2015 various*
UKP Billing 2000 Jun 2015
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Q4 2008 Mar 2015
History 40.6M 469K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Jun 2015
Lab Results 166M 395K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 Jun 2015 various*
Medications 203M 479K
KUH/O2/Epic (Organized by VA Class) Nov 2007 Jun 2015 various*
Microbiology 3.78M 32.5K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 (?) Jun 2015 various*
857K 132K Negative 2003 Jun 2015
12.8K 9.2K Positive 2003 Jun 2015
Nursing Observations 939M ?
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Jun 2015 various*
Procedure Orders 194M 604K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 (?) Jun 2015 various*
Procedures (CPT) 14.8M 721K
UKP Billing 2000 Jun 2015
REDCap 1.2M 49.2K
REDCap July 2011 Jun 2015
Reports/Notes 82.6M 456K
KUH/O2/Epic ? Jun 2015
Specimens 137K 9.7K
KUMC Biospecimen Repository ? Jun 2015
Visit Details 93M 1M
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Jun 2015
Hospital Quality Metrics 8.28M 108K
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Q4 2008 Mar 2015 #2911
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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