Comments Welcome on the ACSD Draft Version Upgrade
The draft version of the new Data Collection Form (DCF) for the STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database version upgrade follows. We invite you to review the draft DCF and submit your comments and suggestions. Please use the format provided below to expedite processing. Email form to: acsd [at] sts [dot] org
The comment period will remain open until 10/18/2013. We will review the comments, create and distribute a final version in December. The training manual and educational material will be available at STS.org in Spring 2014 prior to the July 1, 2014 start date.
The ACSD Upgrade Committee
New Clinical Data Specialist (CDS) Map
Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) has updated its Clinical Data Specialist (CDS) map.
Your CDS will assist you in addressing questions related to:
1) Your National Report
2) Accessing your report online via the registry: https://outcomes.dcri.duke.edu/registry/
3) Obtaining a user name and password (or to reset)
4) Submission of data questions
5) Questions related to harvest timelines
6) Verifying your data submission
7) Resolving data transmission problems
8) Clarifying data quality report concerns
9) Monitoring data specification questions
10) Interpreting final report matters
Each participant in the STS National Database is assigned a CDS. Please take note of the changes.
2014 Harvest Schedule is listed below:
2014 Adult Cardiac Surgery Database Harvest Schedule
2014 General Thoracic Surgery Database Harvest Schedule
2014 Congenital Heart Surgery Database Harvest Schedule
Participant Contact Form (PCF) updated to include the new role for Marketing Communications Contact - the individual who is responsible for all related public relations and marketing matters within your organization. (DCRI permits only one Marketing Communications Contact per facility.) The updated form is located here.
In partnership with the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, STS is pleased to provide its Anesthesiology Module. Please visit Anesthesiology Module for more information on the new web-based module available for Adult Cardiac Surgery Database participants. Click here for the Anesthesiologist Participant Contact Form.
STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database Update
Please visit Congenital Heart Surgery Database (CHSD) Data Collection for the STS CHSD v3.22 data specifications, data collection forms, and lists, effective January 1, 2014.