2016 Harvest 1
The STS Data Warehouse is preparing for the STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database 2016 Harvest 1. Here are the dates and important information you will need for submitting data.
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 Susan Becker (312-202-5828, sbecker [at] sts [dot] org) at the STS Headquarters immediately.
Submit your data via the secured website. Please see the following link.
- Username = estsdata
- Password = harvest
Harvest Schedule for 2016
2016 Harvest 1 Schedule:
- February 1, 2016 - First day to submit data file.
- February 19, 2016 - Data submissions end at 12 midnight Eastern time. (No data files will be processed after this date).
- February 26, 2016 - Final sign-off paperwork due by 5 PM Eastern time.
- End of April 2016 - National Report posted online.
Please note: The data capture window for 2016 Harvest 1: January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015 is required.
These forms are required to complete the data transmission process.
Harvest Procedural Checklist - Harvest 1, 2016 
If you have submitted data before and are comfortable with the process.
STS Data Warehouse Complete Data Submission Instructions - Harvest 1, 2016 
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 from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015 must be in v2.81 format of the data speficiations.
All data with a procedure date from July 1, 2014 to September 30, 2014 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.
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 .