Posts for the month of April 2016

HERON Rolling Stone includes de-identified Flowsheet notes and alert status

HERON Rolling Stone release introduces de-identified flowsheet notes. When pulling a flowsheet note into a group within your search, you will be prompted to enter a value. Selecting no value will search for any patient with a note documented. To search for a string of text, enter it in the value box. These notes are de-identified so you cannot search on a date, name, or other PHI element within the note.

Rolling Stone also includes alert status to see how often an alert is fired or overridden.

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

HERON Rolling Stone Contents Summary

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

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

Observation Patients Source Go-Live Snapshot Issues
Alerts 24.4M 488K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Mar 2016
Allergy 665K 292K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Mar 2016 various*
Cancer Cases 18.5M 82.2K
KUH Cancer Registry 1950s Mar 2016 labels* #3927
Cardiology Labs 29.3M 387K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Mar 2016
Demographics 29.6M 2.18M
KUH Billing (O2 via SMS) 1980s Mar 2016 various*
UKP Billing 2000 Mar 2016
43.4K 43.4K Frontiers participant registry Jun 2009 Mar 2016
204.2K 204.2K Social Security Death Index 1962 Mar 2016
Diagnoses (IDC9, ICD10) 79.2M 894K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Mar 2016 various*
UKP Billing 2000 Mar 2016 #4093
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Q4 2008 Dec 2015
History 51.1M 525K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Mar 2016
Lab Results 185M 427K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 Mar 2016 various*
Medications 232M 533K
KUH/O2/Epic (Organized by VA Class) Nov 2007 Mar 2016 various*
Microbiology 4.39M 36.2K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 (?) Mar 2016 various*
940K 145K Negative 2003 Mar 2016
15.5K 10.8K Positive 2003 Mar 2016
National Cardiovascular Data Registry 1.63M 13.7K
NCDR (?) Sep 2015
National Trauma Data Registry 11K 478
NTDS Apr 2015 June 2015
Nursing Observations 1.04B ?
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Mar 2016 various*
Procedure Orders 224M 655K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 (?) Mar 2016 various*
Procedures (CPT) 16.1 768K
UKP Billing 2000 Mar 2016 #4093 #4100
REDCap 1.70M 52.1K
REDCap July 2011 Mar 2016
Reports/Notes 113M 506K
KUH/O2/Epic ? Mar 2016
Specimens 137K 9.7K
KUMC Biospecimen Repository ? Jun 2015
Visit Details 109M 1.06M
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Mar 2016
Hospital Quality Metrics 9.5M 122K
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Q4 2008 Dec 2015 various*
All 2.27B


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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