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Hello to the R User Community

Russ and I are at the R users's conference, useR! 2012 at Vanderbilt in Nashville.

We enjoyed the short course by Bill Venables, the guy who literally wrote the book on modern applied statistics.

I'm about to give my talk on HeronStatsPlugins. Wish me luck!

And stay tuned to KUBMIPresentations for slides and such.

If you'd like our contact info, see the biostatistics faculty and staff.

HERON Bow Creek Release brings Cancer Survival Analysis, R integration

The highlights for this release include:

Our cancer survival analysis plug-in is based on work by Segagni et. al.:

HERON Bow Creek Contents Summary

This month, our tour of rivers and lakes in Kansas honors Bow Creek river.

The HERON repository contains approximately 600 million real observations from the hospital, clinics, and research systems:

Observation Patients Source Go-Live Snapshot Issues
Demographics 16.0M 1.89M
KUH Billing (O2 via SMS) 1980s Dec 2011 various*
UKP Billing 2000 Dec 2011
8.18K 8.18K Frontiers participant registry Jun 2009 Dec 2011
182K 182k Social Security Death Index 1962 Dec 2011
Diagnoses (IDC9) 17.9M 586K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Dec 2011 various*
UKP Billing 2000 Dec 2011
Medications 28.0M 103K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Dec 2011 various*
Nursing Observations 434M ?
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Dec 2011 various*
Lab Results 69.8M 248K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 Dec 2011 various*
Procedures (CPT) 9.4M 531K
UKP Billing 2000 Dec 2011
Specimens 25.5K 2.66K
KUMC Biospecimen Repository ? Dec 2011
Cancer Cases 8.96M 61.9K
KUH Cancer Registry 1950s Dec 2011 labels*
All 606M

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

No results

Outstanding Problems/Defects/Issues