Posts for the month of June 2017

HERON Ashburger Prepares KUMC for PCORNet Data Refresh

The HERON Ashburger release helps KUMC prepare for the quarterly PCORNet CDM data refresh and includesthefollownoteworthyupdates to HERON:

  • HERON base hierarchy folders have been renamed for clarity and consistency
  • Tooltips included on base folders with description of hierarchy
  • Improved fidelity of inpatient encounters which span both UHC and IDX data

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 Ashburger Contents Summary

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

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

Alerts36.0M 580K
Allergy769K 329K
Cancer Cases20.5M91K
KUH Cancer Registryca 1950sApr-2017labels*?#3927
Cardiology Labs33.7M 367K
Cystic Fibrosis Registry558K222
CF Registry Apr-2017Apr-2017
Demographics32.9M 2.27M
KUH Billing (O2 via SMS)ca 1980sApr-2017various*
UKP Billingca. 2000Apr-2017
54.1K54.1KFrontiers participant registryJun-2017Apr-2017
210K210KSocial Security Death Indexca. 1962Apr-2017
Diagnoses (IDC9, ICD10)100M .98M
UKP Billingca. 2000Apr-2017
University?HealthSystem??Consortium (UHC)Q4 2008Mar-2017
History69.6M 605K
Lab Results188M 480K
KUH/O2/Epicca 2003Apr-2017various*
Medications421M 629K
KUH/O2/Epic (Organized by VA Class)Nov-2007Apr-2017various*
Microbiology5.34M 42.1K
KUH/O2/Epicca 2003Apr-2017various*
Negative1.07M 164KKUH/O2/Epicca 2003Apr-2017
Positive18.6K 13.0KKUH/O2/Epicca 2003Apr-2017
National Cardiovascular Data Registry1.87M 15.5K
National Trauma Data Registry131K 2.17K
Nursing Observations1.39B?
Procedure Orders135M 732K
KUH/O2/Epicca 2003Apr-2017various*
Procedures (CPT)39.0M .91M
UKP Billingca. 2000Apr-2017#4093, #4100
REDCap2.14M 61.7K
Reports/Notes?147M 579K
Specimens137K 9.7K
KUMC Biospecimen Repository?Jul-2017
Visit Details204M 1.16M
?Hospital Quality Metrics10.9M 135K
University?HealthSystem??Consortium (UHC)Q4 2008Mar-2017various*


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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