HERON Spitznogle Prepares KUMC for PCORNet Data Refresh

HERON Spitznogle release helps KUMC prepare for upcoming PCORNet CDM data refresh and includes the follow noteworthy updates to HERON:

  • New encounter type facts related to outpatient encounters.  The Encounter facts are available in the “Visit Details” folder.
  • Additional ICD10 Diagnoses brought in from our UHC data source.

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 Spitznogle Contents Summary

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

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

Observation Patients Source Go-Live Snapshot Issues
Alerts 33.0M 560K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov-2007 Feb-2017
Allergy 746K 321K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov-2007 Feb-2017 various*
Cancer Cases 20.1M 89.5K
KUH Cancer Registry ca 1950s Feb-2017 labels* #3927
Cardiology Labs 33.8M 419K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov-2007 Feb-2017
Demographics 32.2M 2.25M
KUH Billing (O2 via SMS) ca 1980s Feb-2017 various*
UKP Billing ca. 2000 Feb-2017
50.4k 50.4k Frontiers participant registry Jun-2009 Feb-2017
208.8k 208.8 Social Security Death Index ca. 1962 Feb-2017
Diagnoses (IDC9, ICD10) 96M .96M
KUH/O2/Epic Nov-2007 Feb-2017 various*
UKP Billing ca. 2000 Feb-2017
University HealthSystem? Consortium (UHC) Q4 2008 Oct-2016
History 65.4M 588K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov-2007 Feb-2017
Lab Results 182M 469K
KUH/O2/Epic ca 2003 Feb-2017 various*
Medications 400M 611K
KUH/O2/Epic (Organized by VA Class) Nov-2007 Feb-2017 various*
Microbiology 5.12M 40.9K
KUH/O2/Epic ca 2003 Oct-2016 various*
Negative 1.04M 160K KUH/O2/Epic ca 2003 Feb-2017
Positive 18.0K 12.6K KUH/O2/Epic ca 2003 Feb-2017
National Cardiovascular Data Registry 1.81M 15.1K
NCDR (?) Mar-2016
National Trauma Data Registry 131K 2.18K
NTDS Jun-2015 Mar-2016
Nursing Observations 1.33B ?
KUH/O2/Epic Nov-2007 Feb-2017 various*
Procedure Orders 130M 716K
KUH/O2/Epic ca 2003 Feb-2017 various*
Procedures (CPT) 37.1M 896K
UKP Billing ca. 2000 Feb-2017 #4093 #4100
REDCap 2.08M 61.6K
REDCap Jul-2011 Feb-2017
Reports/Notes? 140M 564K
KUH/O2/Epic ? Feb-2017
Specimens 137K 9.7K
KUMC Biospecimen Repository ? Jul-2015
Visit Details 194M 1.14M
KUH/O2/Epic Nov-2007Feb-2017
Hospital Quality Metrics 10.6M 133K
University HealthSystem? Consortium (UHC) Q4 2008 Oct-2016 various*
All 2.8B


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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 heron-admin@kumc.edu 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


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