2016 Fall Harvest 

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 Elizabeth Watkins (312-202-5828, ewatkins [at] sts [dot] org) at the STS Headquarters immediately.

The STS Data Warehouse is gearing up for the Fall 2016 General Thoracic Surgery Data Harvest. Here are the dates and information you will need for submitting data.

2016 Harvest Schedule
2016 General Thoracic Surgery Database Harvest Schedule

2016 Fall Harvest Schedule

  • September 5, 2016 - First day to submit data file
  • September 23, 2016 - Harvest data submissions end
  • September 30, 2016 - Final sign-off paperwork due
  • Mid to late November 2016 - Final Report distribution


Data Capture Window
July 1, 2014 throughJune 30, 2016 If this is your first time submitting data, procedure dates prior to July 1, 2014 may be submitted. Please contact your Data Submission Coordinator if you have any questions.

Important Forms You Will Need for Submitting Data

These forms are required to complete the data transmission process.

Instructions for Submitting Data via the Secure Website
Harvest Procedural Checklist If you are comfortable with the data submission process, here is a quick list of steps for submitting your data file.
STS Data Warehouse Complete Data Submission Instructions For participants submitting data to the data warehouse for the first time or anyone who has questions about the harvest process, this document contains detailed information that should answer your questions

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 have submitted data before and are comfortable with the harvest process, here is a quick checklist 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

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