STS National Database News: Intermacs Edition, November/December 2018

November/December 2018

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Enter Site Data by December 31
The deadline to submit Q4 data is quickly approaching. In order to be included in the Q4 Quality Assurance and Data Quality Reports, all data must be entered by December 31, 2018. Q4 reports will be released by March 31, 2019.

Additionally, Q3 reports recently were distributed. If you have any questions, review these FAQs. If you have potential inconsistencies listed in your Data Quality Report, please contact Maceo Cleggett to confirm whether the data are accurate.


Download Your Site Data for Free
Take advantage of a key feature for Intermacs Database participants. You can instantly download the data entered for your site in a variety of formats, including Excel and PDF. Forms available for download include screening logs, demographics, device malfunctions, and more. Learn how to download your data.


Register for the STS Annual Meeting
Registration and housing are open for the STS 55th Annual Meeting, January 27-29 in San Diego, California. A number of presentations and sessions will focus on teamwork in cardiothoracic surgery, quality improvement, patient safety, and the STS National Database, including:

  • Richard E. Clark Memorial Papers
  • The Multidisciplinary Team: How We Do It
  • Research Using the STS National Database
  • Quality Improvement in Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Patient Safety Symposium: Innovation and Safety in the Digital Era—From EHRs to Cybersecurity

Check out the Program, Registration, and Housing brochure for more details, and register todayThe deadline to receive the special STS rate at official meeting hotels is Thursday, January 3.


Pre-Order AQO Online 
If you weren’t able to attend the recent Advances in Quality & Outcomes (AQO): A Data Managers Meeting in Hollywood, you can still experience the exceptional content delivered during the meeting by purchasing AQO Online. Pre-order just the Adult Cardiac Surgery Database sessions (which include an Intermacs session) or a complete set. New for 2018, AQO Online includes the ability to earn CE or CEU credit. Note: Meeting attendees will be given free online access to the sessions for which they were registered. For more information, contact Emily Conrad.