HERON Walnut update introduces O2 smart phrases, medication by dose and age at visit searching

In O2, smart phrases, commonly used words or phrases, are used to expedite patient documentation. Find these phrases under Reports->Visit Notes->Note Concepts.

Search medications by dose for inpatient medication orders. When constructing a search, drag "Cumulative Daily Dose of Single Inpatient Order" and you will be prompted to enter desired dose criteria.

Age at visit is searchable for patient visits. Please note this is based on de-identified dates. See HERON training for more information on how dates are shifted.

Need help using HERON? Learn how to Sponsor a HERON user, request data, and perform a search on the Informatics training video page.

HERON Walnut Contents Summary

This month, our tour of rivers and lakes in Kansas honors Walnut River.

The HERON repository contains approximately 856 million real observations from the hospital, clinics, and research systems:

Observation Patients Source Go-Live Snapshot Issues
Demographics 18.3M 1.93M
KUH Billing (O2 via SMS) 1980s Sept 2012 various*
UKP Billing 2000 Sept 2012
13.2K 13.2K Frontiers participant registry Jun 2009 Sept 2012
185.9K 185.9K Social Security Death Index 1962 Sept 2012
Diagnoses (IDC9) 33.6M 638K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Sept 2012 various*
UKP Billing 2000 Sept 2012
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Q4 2008 June 2012
Medications 71.9M 283K
Organized by VA Class Nov 2007 Sept 2012
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Sept 2012 various*
Nursing Observations 524M ?
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Sept 2012 various*
Lab Results 79.2M 278K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 Sept 2012 various*
Procedure Orders 52.7M 425K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 (?) Sept 2012 various*
Procedures (CPT) 10.4M 566K
UKP Billing 2000 Sept 2012
Reports/Notes 24M 214K
KUH/O2/Epic ? Sept 2012
Specimens 34.6K 3.22K
KUMC Biospecimen Repository ? Sept 2012
Visit Details ? ?
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Sept 2012 #1514
Cancer Cases 9.6M 65.2K
KUH Cancer Registry 1950s Sept 2012 labels*
Hospital Quality Metrics 4.12M 60.9K
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Q4 2008 June 2012
Triple Negative Breast Cancer Registry (BRCA) 17.8K 133
REDCap July 2011 Sept 2012
All 816M


Some material in the UMLS Metathesaurus is from copyrighted sources of the respective copyright holders. Users of the UMLS Metathesaurus are solely responsible for compliance with any copyright, patent or trademark restrictions and are referred to the copyright, patent or trademark notices appearing in the original sources, all of which are hereby incorporated by reference.

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

Approximately 2% of Medication Facts are Not Covered by our VA Med Hierarchy

Outstanding Problems/Defects/Issues


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