2015 Harvest 3
The STS Data Warehouse is preparing for the STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database 2015 Harvest 3 (see below for important dates and information).
Please note: If you have changed software vendors since you last harvested data to the STS Data Warehouse, or if your 10-digit Hospital NPI number or Hospital Name has changed, you need to contact Gerard Tarafa (312-202-5858, gtarafa [at] sts [dot] org) at the STS Headquarters immediately.
Submit your data via the secured website. The Harvest Verification Form documentation is included as part of this process. Please see the following link.
- Username = estsdata
- Password = harvest
Harvest Schedule for 2015
2015 Harvest 3 Schedule:
- August 3, 2015 Harvest begins (first day to submit data file).
- August 21, 2015 Harvest ends. Data submission ends at 12 midnight Eastern time. (Last date to submit data file. No data files will be processed after this date).
- August 28, 2015 Analysis Sign-off Form and Hospital Name Clarification Report due by 5 PM Eastern time.
- End of October 2015 Adult Cardiac Surgery Database National Report posted online at: https://stsoutcomes.dcri.duke.edu/registry/ 
Please note: The data capture window for 2015 Harvest 3: July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 is required.
These forms are required to complete the data transmission process.
Harvest Procedural Checklist - Harvest 3, 2015 
If you have submitted data before and are comfortable with the process.
STS Data Warehouse Complete Data Submission Instructions - Harvest 3, 2015 
For participants submitting data to the warehouse for the first time or anyone with questions about the harvest process.
Data Quality Report 
A sample copy to help you interpret the results of the data submission.
Important information regarding your Data Quality Report
Duke is now using a secured email feature to send out your Data Quality Reports. Please find detailed instructions how to receive them here .
Please note: All data with a procedure date from July 1, 2014 to present must be in v2.81 format of the data specifications.
All data with a procedure date from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2014 must be in v2.73 format of the data specifications.
All data with a procedure date from January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2011, must be in v2.61 format of the data specifications.
All data with a procedure date from July 1, 2007 through December 31, 2007 may be in either version v2.52.1 or v2.61 format of the data specifications.
All data with a procedure date from January 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007 must be in version v2.52.1 format of the data specifications.
All data with a procedure date from January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2004 must be in either version v2.41 and/or v2.52.1 format of the data specifications.
All data with a procedure date from July 1, 2002 through December 31, 2003 must be in version v2.41 format of the data specifications.
Data records back to January 1, 2000, can be submitted without additional requirements. Requests to submit data prior to January 1, 2000, requires special permission. Please contact your Data Submission Coordinator (DSC) at DCRI for instructions. To identify your DSC, please refer to the DSC map located at: Contact Us .