HIPAA Information

The STS National Databases are HIPAA Compliant

The execution of the Participation Agreement and the Appendix I: Business Associate Contract & Data Use Agreement acknowledges that Participants, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and Duke Clinical Research Institute agree to comply with all statues and regulations, under federal and state laws, concerning patient privacy and data security, including but not limited to the privacy regulations promulgated under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 "HIPAA".

HIPAA FAQ Document