More than 2 years in the making, the first phase of the next generation STS National Database launched during the STS Annual Meeting in New Orleans (January 2020). The phase 1 rollout includes a data uploader, missing variable report, interactive dashboard, and a data quality report that will provide feedback within minutes after upload. Vinay Badhwar, MD, leads a discussion about what this innovative new clinical data registry means for cardiothoracic surgeons, their data managers, hospitals, and patients. He is joined by Joseph A. Dearani, MD, Felix G. Fernandez, MD, MSc, Jonathan Morris, MD, and Diane E. Alejo.
For the latest updates on the next generation Database, visit www.sts.org/database.