Posts for the month of March 2018

HERON Calamus Includes HCPCS Codes

HERON Calamus improves data quality

  • Data is now current through January 2018. There was a lag in data as the health system upgraded EPIC. We will work diligently to keep HERON data as fresh as possible.
  • Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPC) codes were brought into HERON. You may search by codes and chose HCPCs to find the procedure you are interested in.
  • Data was once again aligned for the national PCORNet common data model and work continues to be done for the breast cancer rapid cycle research project.

Tips & Tricks: Did you know that all of your previous queries are saved in HERON?

  1. Look on the bottom left of HERON at "Previous Queries"
  2. Click on the query name
  3. While still clicking, drag the query into the query tool (middle of the screen) and drop it at the "query name"
  4. You should see all of your terms displayed in the groups below.
  5. You can re-run this query or add to it.

Software Engineer Spotlight: James Gaupp is the newest member of our software engineering team. He comes from Vanderbilt University and has been working to align our data with the national PCORnet Common Data Model. We are very excited to have James join our team and look forward to the work he does to improve the HERON data and system! Welcome James!

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 # UL1TR002366).

HERON Calamus Contents Summary

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

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

Cancer Cases21.4M95K
KUH Cancer Registryca 1950sJan-18labels*?#3927
Cardiology Labs37.1M391K
Cystic Fibrosis Registry653K237
CF Registry Apr-17Jan-18
KUH Billing (O2 via SMS)ca 1980sJan-18various*
UKP Billingca. 2000Aug-17
62.5K62.5KFrontiers participant registryJ-17Nov-17
212.7K212.7KSocial Security Death Indexca. 1962Dec-17
Diagnoses (IDC9, ICD10)116M1.02M
UKP Billingca. 2000Nov-17
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC)Q4 2008Nov-17
Lab Results200M502K
KUH/O2/Epicca 2003Nov-17various*
KUH/O2/Epic (Organized by VA Class)Nov-07Nov-17various*
KUH/O2/Epicca 2003Nov-17various*
Negative1.12M172KKUH/O2/Epicca 2003Nov-17
Positive19.7K13.8KKUH/O2/Epicca 2003Nov-17
National Cardiovascular Data Registry2.06M17.0K
National Trauma Data Registry0.93M15.6K
Nursing Observations1.58B?
Procedure Orders149M766K
KUH/O2/Epicca 2003Jan-18various*
Procedures (CPT)44.2M
UKP Billingca. 2000Jan-18#4093, #4100
KUMC Biospecimen Repository?Jul-15
Visit Details228M1.21M
?Hospital Quality Metrics12.2M151K
University?HealthSystem??Consortium (UHC)Q4 2008Jan-18various*


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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