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Green HERON Introduction

As part of the KUMC CTSA Informatics Core, we aim to streamline research processes by providing clinical data analysis environments and to engage investigators in the use of informatics tools for collaboration across the entire spectrum of translational research.  KUMC has established an integrated clinical data repository, HERON, with approximately 2 million patient electronic medical records (EMR) as well as research participant registry, socioeconomic data, and death data, which is a valuable resource for clinical and translational research.  To engage the broader scientific community and catalyze research collaboration, we are expanding the current HERON's capability by creating an open and protected clinical data analytic environment called Green HERON.

Green HERON is a highly protected health data analytic space where approved users can work with de-identified health information.  Green HERON simplifies the effort of obtaining EMR data from KUMC HERON, while supporting collaborators from around the world with approved NetIDs.  The analytics space offers a rich set of tools, services, and resources required by research.  Within the protected environment, Green HERON users are provided the ability to select analytic tools such as R, SAS, and Python.

Requirement for access:

  • Secure KUMC network (either on campus or via VPN)
  • KUMC Faculty member or sponsored by a faculty member
  • Up-to-date Human Subjects Training
  • Signed system access agreement

*KUMC affiliated accounts can be created upon request and approval

Software tools available:

  • SQL Developer
  • R and RStudio
  • Python
  • SAS

*Additional software can be installed upon request and approval.

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Past Events

  • 1st Frontiers Informatics Meetup (May 23, 2019)
  • 2nd Frontiers Informatics Meetup (September 26, 2019)
  • 3rd Frontiers Informatics Meetup (December 12, 2019)
  • 4th Frontiers Informatics Meetup (March 5, 2020)
  • 5th Frontiers Informatics Meetup (June 18, 2020)
  • 6th Frontiers Informatics Meetup (September 26, 2020)
  • 7th Frontiers Informatics Meetup (December 10, 2020)

Upcoming Events

9th Frontiers Informatics Meetup on 6/17

Please join us at our next virtual Frontiers Informatics Meetup.

Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021
Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: Zoom meeting
Please register to receive Zoom information.


  • Public Health Informatics, Cancer Informatics and Communities
    Iris Zachary, PhD., CTR
    School of Medicine
    University of Missouri – Columbia
  • Explainable AI for Cohort Discoveries in Precision Health - A Deep Exploratory Mining and X2AI Approach
    Chi-Ren Shyu, PhD., FAMIA
    College of Engineering
    University of Missouri – Columbia

About the Frontiers Informatics Meetup
The Frontiers Informatics Meetup is to engage researchers around the greater Kansas City area with a common interest in data-driven clinical informatics research. The intended audience include anyone who is interested in leveraging big data analytics, biomedical informatics, and health informatics.

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Last modified: Jul 22, 2021