HERON: Marion release increases UHC and medication data

The Marion release adds ICD-9 codes for both procedures and diagnosis, in addition to increasing year range to include 2009-2012 for UHC data. Inpatient and outpatient medication orders are now available. Marion release also includes two bug fixes: searching with the exclude limit now returns the correct results and password issues no longer make the system hang.

Since February 2012, search performance is slower than expected in HERON.  We are working to resolve this issue (#1069).

HERON Marion Contents Summary

This month, our tour of rivers and lakes in Kansas honors Marion County Lake, which has, unfortunately, been overcome with blue algae.

The HERON repository contains approximately 725 million real observations from the hospital, clinics, and research systems:

Observation Patients Source Go-Live Snapshot Issues
Demographics 18.1M 1.91M
KUH Billing (O2 via SMS) 1980s Apr 2012 various*
UKP Billing 2000 Apr 2012
9.5K 9.5K Frontiers participant registry Jun 2009 Apr 2012
183K 183k Social Security Death Index 1962 Apr 2012
Diagnoses (IDC9) 19.8M 607K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Apr 2012 various*
UKP Billing 2000 Apr 2012
Medications 98M 250K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Apr 2012 various*
Nursing Observations 468M ?
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Apr 2012 various*
Lab Results 73.5M 260K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 Apr 2012 various*
Procedures (CPT) 9.9M 547K
UKP Billing 2000 Apr 2012
Specimens 29.4K 2.92K
KUMC Biospecimen Repository ? Apr 2012
Cancer Cases 9.2M 63.1K
KUH Cancer Registry 1950s Apr 2012 labels*
Hospital Quality Metrics 3.04M 53.8K
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) N/A Apr 2011
All 725M

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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