2015 Spring Harvest

The STS Data Warehouse is gearing up for the Spring 2015 General Thoracic Surgery Data Harvest. Here are the dates and 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 Gerard Tarafa (312-202-5858, gtarafa [at] sts [dot] org) at the STS Headquarters immediately.

2015 Harvest Schedule

2015 General Thoracic Surgery Database Harvest Schedule

2015 Spring Harvest Schedule

  • March 2, 2015 - Harvest begins. (First date to submit data file)
  • March 20, 2015 - Harvest data file submissions end. (Last date to submit data file)
  • March 27, 2015 - Final Sign-Off paperwork due.
  • Mid May 2015 - Final Report distribution National Report posted online at:

Data Capture Window

  • January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2014- If this is your first time submitting data, procedure dates prior to January 1, 2013 may be submitted. Please contact your Data Submission Coordinator at DCRI if you have any questions.

Important Forms You Will Need for Submitting Data

These instructions are required to complete the data transmission process.

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.

Quick Check-List of Steps for Submitting Data

If you are comfortable with the data submission process, here is a quick list of steps for submitting your data file

Complete Data Submission Instructions

For participants submitting data to the warehouse for the first time or anyone who has questions about the harvest process, this page contains detailed information that should answer your questions

How To Read Your Data Quality Report

Here you can find an annotated copy of a sample Data Quality Report to help you interpret the results of your data submission.

Data Quality Report