Posts for the month of September 2015

HERON Ray Hubbard Features Search Diagnoses by ICD10

It is now possible to search diagnoses by either ICD9 or ICD10. ICD10 has been used in O2 since the Epic 2014 upgrade early in 2015. GE IDX will move to ICD10 in October of this year.

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 Ray Hubbard 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 Ray Hubbard located in Dallas, Texas.

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

Observation Patients Source Go-Live Snapshot Issues
Alerts 19.4M 440K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Aug 2015
Allergy 608K 272K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Aug 2015 various*
Cancer Cases 12.1M 80.7K
KUH Cancer Registry 1950s Aug 2015 labels*
Cardiology Labs 26.4M 366K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Aug 2015
Demographics 26.0M 2.14M
KUH Billing (O2 via SMS) 1980s Aug 2015 various*
UKP Billing 2000 Jun 2015
37.7K 37.7K Frontiers participant registry Jun 2009 Aug 2015
199.6K 199.6K Social Security Death Index 1962 Aug 2015
Diagnoses (IDC9, ICD10) 88.1M* 851K*
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Aug 2015 various*
UKP Billing 2000 Aug 2015
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Q4 2008 Mar 2015
History 42.9M 482K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Aug 2015
Lab Results 171M 403K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 Aug 2015 various*
Medications 210M 493K
KUH/O2/Epic (Organized by VA Class) Nov 2007 Aug 2015 various*
Microbiology 3.94M 33.5K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 (?) Aug 2015 various*
877K 135K Negative 2003 Aug 2015
13.4K 9.6K Positive 2003 Aug 2015
National Cardiovascular Data Registry 1.33M 11.3K
NCDR (?) Aug 2015
Nursing Observations 970M ?
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Aug 2015 various*
Procedure Orders 201M 616K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 (?) Aug 2015 various*
Procedures (CPT) 15.1M 732K
UKP Billing 2000 Aug 2015
REDCap 1.25M 49.5K
REDCap July 2011 Aug 2015
Reports/Notes 86.6M 469K
KUH/O2/Epic ? Aug 2015
Specimens 137K 9.7K
KUMC Biospecimen Repository ? Jun 2015
Visit Details 96M 1.01M
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Aug 2015
Hospital Quality Metrics 8.28M 108K
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Q4 2008 Mar 2015 #2911
All 2.03B

* 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