Posts for the month of January 2016

HERON Pike: MI team attends GPC Hackathon 3

HERON Pike release includes data through December 2015.  During this release, the Medical Informatics team hosted the GPC Hackathon 3 in Kansas City, KS.  Thirteen institutions came together to develop and test code for future GPC work.   See agendaandmeeting notes for additional meeting information.

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

HERON Pike Contents Summary

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

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

Observation Patients Source Go-Live Snapshot Issues
Alerts 22.2M 467K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Dec 2015
Allergy 643K 284K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Dec 2015 various*
Cancer Cases 18.2M 82.2K
KUH Cancer Registry 1950s Dec 2015 labels*
Cardiology Labs 28M 378K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Dec 2015
Demographics 27.3M 2.16M
KUH Billing (O2 via SMS) 1980s Dec 2015 various*
UKP Billing 2000 Dec 2015
40.3K 40.3K Frontiers participant registry Jun 2009 Dec 2015
202K 202K Social Security Death Index 1962 Dec 2015
Diagnoses (IDC9, ICD10) 95M 875K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Dec 2015 various*
UKP Billing 2000 Dec 2015
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Q4 2008 Dec 2015
History 47.4M 507K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Dec 2015
Lab Results 179M 416K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 Dec2015 various*
Medications 222M 515K
KUH/O2/Epic (Organized by VA Class) Nov 2007 Dec 2015 various*
Microbiology 4.2M 35.1K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 (?) Dec 2015 various*
910K 141K Negative 2003 Dec2015
14.4K 10.2K Positive 2003 Dec 2015
National Cardiovascular Data Registry 1.5M 12.8K
NCDR (?) Dec 2014
Nursing Observations 1.01B ?
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Dec 2015 various*
Procedure Orders 214M 638K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 (?) Dec 2015 various*
Procedures (CPT) 15.7M 751K
UKP Billing 2000 Dec 2015
REDCap 1.63M 51.6K
REDCap July 2011 Dec 2015
Reports/Notes 107M 490K
KUH/O2/Epic ? Dec 2015
Specimens 137K 9.7K
KUMC Biospecimen Repository ? Jun 2015
Visit Details 103M 1.04M
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Dec 2015
Hospital Quality Metrics 9.2M 117K
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Q4 2008 Dec 2015 various*
All 2.17B


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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