What's New?

STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database
Version 2.81 Data Collection Forms have been updated to reflect the new temporary coded field Seq #5230 implemented at the end of April 2015. View them here.

Version 2.81 Training Manual now available here. Updated May 7, 2015

2015 PQRS consent form is now available
Individual surgeons participating in the STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database (ACSD) may enroll by completing a PQRS 2015 Consent form prior to October 31, 2015. CMS requires a new consent every year. Please view more information here.

New Data Submission Coordinator (DSC) Map

Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) has updated its Data Submission Coordinator (DSC) map.  

Each participant in the STS National Database is assigned a DSC.  Please take note of the changes.

DSC Map - (updated May 20, 2015)

DSC State Assignments

Your DSC 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

2015 Harvest Schedule is listed below:
2015 Adult Cardiac Surgery Database Harvest Schedule
2015 General Thoracic Surgery Database Harvest Schedule
2015 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.

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.

Anesthesiology Module

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.