A new feature in HERON is the ability to search free-text notes. These notes include physician and nursing notes. Prior to brining in a note type, the notes are de-identified and 30 notes are audited to make sure PHI is being scrubbed appropriately.
Finding Notes in the HERON Hierarchy
To find physician notes in the HERON Hierarchy open the reports folder. The notes are under note types.
Searching Note for Specific Terms
When you pull a note type into your query, it will prompt you to enter a value. You can choose either "no value" or search "by value." Typically you will use contains, but in the drop down you can choose exact, starts with, or ends with. If you would like to search by text, enter the text name in the search box. Example, search patients who have diabetes written in the note.
Notes can be seen on the timeline if they are brought into your query. Hover over the note type to browse the note context. For longer notes, only the first 4,000 characters will be shown. In the data request, you will receive the full note.
Available note types include: