Posts for the month of August 2015

HERON River Walk debuts NCDR data

Search for data used to measure and improve quality of cardiovascular care at KUMC with the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) data in HERON. The NCDR is used to answer questions regarding patient risk factors and outcomes as well as procedures, treatments and device use.

Searching with alerts continues to improve with enhancements to the drug interaction and allergy alerts data.

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 River Walk Contents Summary

Our tour of rivers and lakes expands to include bodies of water within the ​Greater Plains Collaborative states. This month honors the River Walk in San Antonio, TX.

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

Observation Patients Source Go-Live Snapshot Issues
Alerts 18.8M 434K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Jul 2015
Allergy 608K 272K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Jul 2015 various*
Cancer Cases 12.1M 80.2K
KUH Cancer Registry 1950s Jul 2015 labels*
Cardiology Labs 26.1M 363K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Jul 2015
Demographics 25.7M 2.13M
KUH Billing (O2 via SMS) 1980s Jul 2015 various*
UKP Billing 2000 Jun 2015
36.4K 36.4K Frontiers participant registry Jun 2009 Jul 2015
199.6K 199.6K Social Security Death Index 1962 Jul 2015
Diagnoses (IDC9) 91M 845K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Jul 2015 various*
UKP Billing 2000 Jul 2015
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Q4 2008 Mar 2015
History 42M 477K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Jul 2015
Lab Results 169M 400K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 Jul 2015 various*
Medications 207M 487K
KUH/O2/Epic (Organized by VA Class) Nov 2007 Jul 2015 various*
Microbiology 3.87M 33.1K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 (?) Jul 2015 various*
869K 134K Negative 2003 Jul 2015
13.2K 9.5K Positive 2003 Jul 2015
National Cardiovascular Data Registry 1.33M 11.3K
NCDR (?) Jul 2015
Nursing Observations 957M ?
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Jul 2015 various*
Procedure Orders 198M 611K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 (?) Jul 2015 various*
Procedures (CPT) 15M 726K
UKP Billing 2000 Jul 2015
REDCap 1.24M 49.5K
REDCap July 2011 Jul 2015
Reports/Notes 85M 463K
KUH/O2/Epic ? Jul 2015
Specimens 137K 9.7K
KUMC Biospecimen Repository ? Jun 2015
Visit Details 95M 1.01M
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Jul 2015
Hospital Quality Metrics 8.28M 108K
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Q4 2008 Mar 2015 #2911
All 2.01B


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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.

Bring NCDR(v4) data into HERON - Phase I
Alerts 2.0 - Bring in drug dosage, drug allergy and other alert types.
Epic discharge billing diagnosis modifier "Present on admission" will incorrectly return 0 patients

Outstanding Problems/Defects/Issues