Posts for the month of February 2016

HERON Plum upgrades to the latest i2b2 version

HERON Plum release includes an upgrade to the latest i2b2 version (1.7.07). New features available in this i2b2 version include:

  • Search your previous queries by name
  • Delete temporal constraints
  • Restrict dates at the item level in addition to group level
  • Access plugins quickly from the find patient page
  • Print query report
  • Display query by right click on search

Trying to recruit patients for a study through Pioneers? Currently you can search Pioneers patients based on self reported medical history. Go to REDCap -> Pioneers -> Pioneers Survey -> Pioneers Medical History Survey to search on conditions specified in the medical history form. Future enhancements will include the ability to search across all data sources in HERON for patients who consent.

In a move to improve the medication data within HERON, this release includes an update to the RxNorm. Newer medications previously not found in HERON are now visible in the hierarchy.

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 Plum Contents Summary

Our tour of rivers and lakes expands to include bodies of water within the ​Greater Plains Collaborative states. This month honors Plum 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 22.9M 474K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Jan 2016
Allergy 650K 287K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Jan 2016 various*
Cancer Cases 18.2M 82.2K
KUH Cancer Registry 1950s Jan 2016 labels*
Cardiology Labs 28.4M 380K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Jan 2016
Demographics 29.1M 2.17M
KUH Billing (O2 via SMS) 1980s Jan 2016 various*
UKP Billing 2000 Jan 2016
41.5K 41.5K Frontiers participant registry Jun 2009 Jan 2016
202.5K 202.5K Social Security Death Index 1962 Jan 2016
Diagnoses (IDC9, ICD10) 97M 881K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Jan 2016 various*
UKP Billing 2000 Jan 2016
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Q4 2008 Dec 2015
History 48.5M 513K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Jan 2016
Lab Results 181M 420K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 Jan 2016 various*
Medications 225M 521K
KUH/O2/Epic (Organized by VA Class) Nov 2007 Jan 2016 various*
Microbiology 4.26M 35.5K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 (?) Jan 2016 various*
920K 142K Negative 2003 Jan 2016
14.7K 10.4K Positive 2003 Jan 2016
National Cardiovascular Data Registry 1.57M 13.2K
NCDR (?) Sep 2015
Nursing Observations 1.08B ?
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Jan 2016 various*
Procedure Orders 217M 644K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 (?) Jan 2016 various*
Procedures (CPT) 15.8M 757K
UKP Billing 2000 Jan 2016
REDCap 1.65M 51.8K
REDCap July 2011 Jan 2016
Reports/Notes 109M 495K
KUH/O2/Epic ? Jan 2016
Specimens 137K 9.7K
KUMC Biospecimen Repository ? Jun 2015
Visit Details 105M 1.05M
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Jan 2016
Hospital Quality Metrics 9.2M 117K
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Q4 2008 Dec 2015 various*
All 2.17B


Some material in the UMLS Metathesaurus is from copyrighted sources of the respective copyright holders. Users of the UMLS Metathesaurus are solely responsible for compliance with any copyright, patent or trademark restrictions and are referred to the copyright, patent or trademark notices appearing in the original sources, all of which are hereby incorporated by reference.

Misuse of the Limited Access Death Master File, NTIS, U.S. Department of Commerce data is subject to penalties under provisions of 15 CFR § 1110.200.

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